stevencon (517) - Sarasota, 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 (61) - 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.
S_Side_Smitty (650) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma is nice - mango, pineapple & something faintly spicy....tropical. Taste is predominantly bitter pine up front with pineapple & mango taking the back seat. The ride is long and bitter and the road is unending. Has nothing to do with the high seas, but there ya go.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can from Proof Bottle Shop. I had this beer directly from the can while a t the pool earlier today. Aroma was sweeter than Jai Alai in the way of more mango and pineapple. Aroma was also a touch of pine and earthy grassiness. Taste was sweet tropical fruits, only slightly bitter hops, and lightly roasted malt. Well carbonated and good body to this beer. I should have bought the full 6 pack.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a medium amber with slight foamy head. Smell of pine and coconut
Flavor of pine, sticky hops, resin. Not getting the Caribbean feel but overall a decent ipa
Jow (3038) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at the Jeffrey on opening party. pours copper orange with aromas of dank hops. Tastes of pine and grapefruit hops, along with some ginger, vanilla. woody, and some white pepper. slight rubbing alcohol on finish but quite delicious. what and afternoon then they gave me a crispy pig ear to snack on....bo ya pairs nicely
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a can. A ton of dankiness. Citrus too. Moderately sweet malt backbone. Not much bitterness. Hop flavor is slightly muted. Low carbonation. Not bad.
---Rated via intercellular device
JStax (4300) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a translucent copper with a big beige head of foam. Great retention and lots of webby lacing. The aroma is big citrus, bread, pine, and caramel corn. The taste is a more fruity bitterness. Sweeter citrus fruits are dominant with a bitter, drying finish. Pretty enjoyable IPA.