deyholla (5851) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle thanks to Kan! Pours a clear amber orange (sap like) with an off-white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma has a nice combination of resin and pine notes with just a slight bite of caramel underlying. Flavor begins with strong pine as resin grows slowly and the finish has just a bit of sweet grains or caramel.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cigar City Brewery, grapefruit hoppyness on the nose pours a nice deep amber with a long lasting head. Very smooth, medium sweetness that finishes crisp, medium bitterness for the style. Full bodied on a creamy layer of foam. Very good, can’t wait to try the Humidor series.
Sledutah (4068) - Utah, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Ughsmash
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy amber with a nice off-white head and some lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Flowery, caramel, pine and citrus, some hot alcohol in the aroma, none in the taste
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel. Sweet malts and pine
Nice IPA, on the sweet side though.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/29/2010: Cigar City Jai Alai India Pale Ale... Aroma: Fruity and hoppy aroma of sweet grapefruit, fresh OJ, and Hawaiian bread. Appearance: Peachy gold color with a puffy off-white head that lasts and provides some decent lacing; hazy complexion. Flavor: Hoppy (citrus fruits, pine, resin, grapfruit peel) with just the right amount of bitterness for the style; toasty malt hiding in the middle; clean, sharp finish. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; soft and slightly syrupy. Overall: VERY nice straight-up IPA; extremely drinkable and sessionable (at 7.5% ABV?!).
12 fl. oz. bottle (7.5% Alcohol by Vol) shared by alexdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #224 for this beer.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle and Hum
Aroma: good clean hoppy nose , hint of alcohol. Slight malt behind.7+
Appearance: amber with mid tanned top.
Flavour and Palate: mid plus bodied , solid heavy malt that goes well with substantial hop profile. Balanced big IPA.
fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Acquired in trade with Raiderfost. Really nice balanced IPA. Earthy, resiny hops with a touch of citrus give way to a nice malt backbone. Drank side by side with the Humidor series cedar aged Jai Alai which was so good it may have skewed my opinion on this one slightly.
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Spotty lacing left on the glass. Pleasant sweet and fruity aroma. Flavor starts sweet and turns rather bitter quickly. Caramel and sugary bubblegum give way to grapefruit and bitter finish.
blklab2007 (1860) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured an orange amber in color with a coating of white head. aroma has nice sweet hops, some peach, and a bit of mild bitterness. medium mouth feel that is heavy for the style and plenty of carbonation. flavor does have more malt than anticipated, sweet tropical type fruit, medium bitterness, again some peach, and increasing alcohol into a bitter sided finish. This really does have a nice tropical fruited citrus thing and the beer itself is firm giving a nice bite through the glass.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After hearing quite a bit about this brewery, I’ve been wanting to try a few of their beers. I was quite surprised to see that the Canal St. pub in Reading had this IPA on draft. It poured a dark golden color with a soft but sticky off-white head. The head left a ton of sticky lacing around the glass, as well. The nose was full of hops, earth, yeast, light rye bread and pine. The flavors were well-balanced and delicious, with notes of hop resin, light grapefruit and oranges, lightly toasted bread, earth and some pine. The finish was dry and spicy. This was a very delicious and enjoyable IPA.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly blown away with this brew. It might be my "Orval" I just see things with it that astonish me. More of it and it just might move up in my rankings. Very layered, with the wood showing itself in outstanding fashion. A great but not jacked up hop flavor with a terrific maltiness. A bit on the floral side but a nice bitterness as well.