SPDickerman (991) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours hazy orange with a solid, fluffy, off white head. Smells juicy and like citrus with faint hints of pine or flowers underneath. Tastes juicy and bitter, great citrusy hop presence. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Cigar City Jai Alai IPA finishes smooth but with a pleasant lasting bitterness.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a mostly clear orange amber body with a three finger offwhite head. Excellent retention and lots of sticky lacing left on the glass. Lovely aroma boasts a plethora of citrus-red grapefruit, tangerine, and mango, with floral notes of orange blossom tossed in. Creamy carbonation supports a medium body. Taste mirrors aroma, with huge citrusy notes of red grapefruit and tangerine. Peppery and floral hop notes add depth. Subtle toasted caramel malt base balances. I love a well crafted citrusy IPA and this one fills the bill. Very well done.
djaquay (133) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark gold pour, somewhat cloudy, light tan head, medium/heavy lace. Bitter up front, nice little sweet behind, medium sticky palate. Grass & herb builds as you go, but they do it well. Quality stuff.
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with an off white foam. Stunning looking! I could stare at this all day... Deep aromas of tropical fruits; pineapple, mango, nectarines and peach. A nice richness of malt is also there. Full bodied with the same fruity taste as in the nose. Malt and alcohol is present. Nice long finish. This is really nice but almost to full bodied for me, I like my IPA’s a bit more refreshing. I guess I’ll just have to get used to sipping them as well!
Jblauvs (1346) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky amber brown pour. pillowy white head. Aroma is light, herbacious with some tropical notes, sweet caramel. very drinkable, and quenching. Flavor is more mango, caramel, light herbal hop character. not especially hop forward, but tasty nonetheless
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber, average sized frothy head. Aroma holds some tropical fruit, a touch of caramel malt, and herbacious hops. Interesting, but not particularly pungent. Flavor holds a bit too much caramel; has to be an old bottle. Definitely can taste some potential in the form of nectar fruit, evergreen, and grass. Will rerate with a new bottle for sure.
Floback (528) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Publix. Thank goodness this establishment has this stuff. Pours a light amber with a thumbnail of off-white head. Tightly-knit lacing. Intriguing aroma of pine and strong citrus. Flavors include herbs like coriander, pine resin, biscuit, orange peel, and very subtle sour yeast. More pine tree and metal in the finish. Soft/medium carbonation and full body. Definitely one of the better IPAs out there.
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma consists of citrus notes with loads of floral hoppy notes and a sweet malt base. Taste is a very nice mix between aromatic and floral hops with balanced bitterness and some citrus notes. Malt base is maybe a tad too sweet for my taste though very solid with no watery notes. Boyd is full with limited filtration and great carbonation. Very well brewed and something I could drink on a regular basis.
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a couple fingers of white head that clings to the glass and leaves a nice lace on the glass.
S: Decently perfumey with a nice floral note and a lot of orange zest, too. There is a light breadiness underneath the hops and a prevailing, though light, citrus note to it.
T: The flavor is pretty nice, better than the nose. Light pineapple with grapefruit and orange, and lots of orange zest. There might even be a bit of melon. Lightly malty with some bread and a light bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.
O: Not the hugest fan of some of the variations of this beer, but this base version is actually decent.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of apricot and citrus with a bit of floral. Pours orange with a medium bubbly head. Tastes of nectarines with a floral bite to us.