jjgmd (1401) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours a rusty orange color with a small head. Nose is all sweet citrus with hops and pine. A very pleasant nose. Taste is very bitter with deep pine and resin notes. Notes of tropical fruits as well but not like the nose. Finishes very bitterly immediately on the palate and lingers and lingers. Great IPA for hopheads. Nice Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1358) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden orange with a white head and strong hoppy, piney aroma. Taste is bitter up front, with hops, pine, resin, and tropical fruits -mango and grapefruit, leading to a big bitter, hoppy finish. Tasty, strong bitterness IPA
glennmastrange (2240) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Moderate aromas of roasted grain for the malt, moderate to heavy pine and grapefruit for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with pepper and light dried fruit in the background. Head is average size, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear light amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Light, refreshing and full of IPA goodness.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz cans from CCB. Pours a mostly clear yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is a nice burst of simcoe- piney with hints of grapefruit and a nice caramel backbone to balance it out. Flavor is similar- nice caramel and malt backbone in front of this pine and grapefruit treat. Medium in body, a nice assertive bitterness that doesnít drag its nails in the finish.
capricho4 (17) - - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little more translucent than a JAi Alai. Slighty sticky lacing. Aroma was slightly dank with some sweeter fruit aroma of pineapple and mango. Flavor off the bat reminded of coconut water. Then the dry acidity of the hops. traditional Jai Alai finish. The coconut water really stood out to me. Pretty nice beer. Good balance overall.
UDBeernut (1652) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
since my rating of this I will do it again you nuking douche. can courtesy of Daniel719. pours golden with a white foam head that leaves a thick lacing coat. mango, tangerine, ample bitterness from beginning to end. some cattyness on the finish. an excellent example. many thanks.
stevencon (430) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can to glass. Fluffy white head with good lacing. Light haze copper orange. Floral and pine hop aroma light cat pee and cracker malt. Cracker malty sweetness with dry Hoppy finish. Pine and cat pee finish. A lot like a west coast IPA with good balance. Good but I prefer jai alai.
dfairall (2) - Boynton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The can is dated October 1, as much as I can tell. Sometimes these dates on CCB cans are quite smudged. The labels too are different from normal CCB cans in that they are adhesives on a blank silver can. The core series of canned beers have their labels dyed. If this shows that thereís a possibility of further experiments and one-offs coming out in cans, then Iím all for it.
After pouring into a CCB snifter, the aroma is the first thing to hit the senses. Even at armís length, the beer has an amazing citrus aroma that wafts out as itís being poured. Closer inspection reveals aromas of grapefruit and some heavy pineapple. It smells almost sweet.
The color is a crystal-clear copper-like orange with a mild white head and sticky lacing.
The taste starts with some citrus pith and evolves into spicy, herbal hops notes backed up by a fairly evident malt backbone of bread and biscuit. The peppery hop notes linger on the palate for a while. I dare say thereís a hint of alcohol sharpness, even though this is not high in abv. Mouthfeel is moderate, and carbonation is fairly low.
My reaction is to call this "Jai Alai went on vacation to Seattle," as opposed to a "Caribbean-style IPA," as the can suggests. Itís an interesting IPA and will appeal to those looking for a spicier entry from CCB. Overall, itís a delicious and solid IPA.
DeltaFoxtrot (7) - , Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. From the can, not quite as crisp and citrusy as regular jai alai, but a very nice beer none the less.
fr5ed (55) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jai Alai on steroids. Much more bitter (west coast) and with some lemon notes.