goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Poured gold with a touch of orange and an off-white head. Floral and herbal aroma. Semi-sweet malt flavor in the middle with some floral notes to start. Long bitter herbal finish. Semi-dry finish with a light to medium body and some warmth.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice golden amber color with a medium off white head. Aromas of citrus mango,hops,and sweet malt. Flavor is of sweet malt that is complimented by awesome citrus hops that ends in a nice bitter finish.Wonderful IPA!
italarican (1383) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Rattle n’ Hum Cigar City event. Pours a golden orange with fizzy white head. Aroma has plenty of pine and some caramel. Flavor has bitter pine hops with some caramel and lemon. A bit better balanced than I was anticipating from the nose. Nice but not a standout.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CIgar CIty takes NYC event at Rattle ’N’ Hum. The regular Jai Alai is very good. Above average mouthfeel, bitterness. Very cloudy with white head. Grapefruit flavours.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum for their Cigar City event. I’d been looking forward to trying this one ever since I got a bottle of the Humidor Jai Alai in a trade a while back and was really impressed. After trying a ton of CCB stuff at the event, I’ve got to say it seems that they’ve found the secret to making really good variation themed beers – make a great base beer before you play with it. Pours a light hazy orange brown with a medium white head. Loads of citrus, malt, earthy, candied citrus. Medium bodied, malty, sweet hoppy citrus flavors coming through. Candied grapefruit finish. I definitely like the cedar aged one better, but this is no slouch.
mnurda (1077) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at New World Brewery in Tampa. Great IPA. Super hop flavour. Nice carbonation. was the perfect temperature.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #700. Handbottle from Redlight Redlight as an extra in a trade with smith4498- thanks, Jason! Pours a nice clear orange-gold-amber color with a huge, rocky, off-white head that leaves a ton of lacing behind. Aroma of hops, caramel malts, resin, dust, wood, and toast. This is kind of weird, but I’m actually digging the leftover smell on my lip a minute after each drink. Flavor of bitter hops, sweet caramel malts, pine resin, dust, honey, pineapple, and just a little soap. Medium-bodied, with average carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Great IPA!
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 bottle on 10/8/10. Jai Alai is one of my favorite beers right now... This is what an IPA should be - unfiltered, hoppy, deep orange, flavorful. Jai Alai pours a deep orange with a 1 finger creamy white head, which falls to a thin lacing. Deep dank citrus hop nose with some sweet malts creeping through. Solid mouthfeel - thick for an IPA. Very smooth from front to back ... full of more citrus hop bitterness. Sweet malts back up the hops to really even things out creating an insanely drinkable IPA packed with flavor. Thick bitter finish with more citrus notes and a sweet caramel malt ending. Outstanding!!!
growler... pours a deep orange with a quarter inch white head... wonderful depth to the color... most IPAs fall to the lighter shades of orange or a deeper yellow... Jai Alai really has a brilliant color. big hop notes seep out of the glass... pineapple, orange and other citrus hop notes abound along with some underlying sweet malts... big body (almost chewy) full of deep hop notes fill the mouth with spicy bitterness up front and softer sides... sweet malts - a bit of caramel... solid finish with a lingering bitterness and a touch of alcohol. this is my kind of IPA.
lamas (1312) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of agl108. Poured a copper/amber color with a thin tan head. A spicy aroma of caramel, grapefruits, and a bit of booze. Medium-bodied. The taste starts off with some toffee and a touch of spiciness. There is a biscuitiness present. Some grapefruits and orange rinds follow. A dry finish with some warming booziness. A nicely balanced brew.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of Brooha. Thanks! Mango and tropical fruit in aroma. Nice sharp bitterness goes with dry malty backbone. Tasty and easy to drink.