KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. First reviewed 6/11/2010. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Jai Alai pours a copper tangerine color, with a modest, bubbly white head. Some lace forms a nice web on the glass.
A great variety of citrus hop aromas. Grapefruit, mango, and sweet pineapple. A soft, caramel bready malt exists in the background.
The balance between a semi-sweet bready malt and the stronger citrusy hops stays steady throughout each sip. Sweet mango and pineapple help round out the dominating tart grapefruit hop presence. Quite a hoppy bitterness in the middle, but it finishes a little sweet.
Jai Alai is the definition of a smooth and creamy feel for an IPA. The great feel is what really sets this apart. Crisp and bold, with a light dry finish. A light sticky residue remains at the end of the sip.
This is very tasty, and the creamy feel puts it up there as one of the more drinkable IPA’s I have had.
CanIHave4Beers (3946) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dr. Owl-Land sent me this prescription, thank you Dr. for sending me a bottle of this elixir.
The beer pours a very hazy light orange and holds a medium tight white head for a good long while, leaving spotty lacing on the glass.
The aroma is nice enough from the get go, grassy with some resin and some sweet/toasty malt. Some citrus comes thorough but that’s pretty limited, as the beer warms the booziness in the aroma starts to show up and sort of crescendos to the point of almost unpleasant by the end of the glass.
The flavor is very nice, spicy up front with a good showing of piney hops. Eventually the fruit forward hops become more dominant giving the beer a nice citrusy flavor. Plenty of toasty malt shines through but the beer remains relatively dry & the alcohol so prevalent in the aroma is no where to be found in the flavor.
Very enjoyable beer. Thanks Danny!
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hoppy aroma and flavor. Good malt backing with a nice finish.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On keg at the Craft Beer Co. Pours a slightly cloudy golden colour with a thin white head. Lovely hoppy aroma of pine, passion fruit, peach and caramel. Similar pine, peach and pineapple flavours. Nice and bitter with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is fairly present also. Delicious!
rubbishystuff (2238) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Dad for this. Nicely balanced IPA. Some caramel sweetness and some fresh hop flavor. Hops seem grassy,floral,citrusy all in one Serving: Bottle
Russo (2006) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber brown color, good foamy off-white head. Aroma is floral hops, Flavor is like aroma with a nice bitterness. Mouthfeel is like Sweet bitterness, very nice balanced. Lovely!
nathan30533 (1009) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great IPA. Good color and light lacing head. Good floral hoppy notes and wonderful IPA tasty hop finish. Enjoy this brew!
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange colour with a fragmented head. More malts than hops in the aroma: biscuits, toast and orange, mandarin. Sweet for an american IPA, but still balanced and VERY tasty with a long and mild bitter finish. One of the best (non aggressive) IPA’s I’ve tasted.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a hazy orange amber in color with a small whitish head that faded quickly, but produced some minor lacing on the glass. Aroma is a balanced mix of hops... pine and floral... and caramel malts. Flavor follows pretty closely... very well balanced... medium bitter. Finish is lingering bitterness and slightly sweet at the very end. Really good!
potas (25) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella; Es una fantastica IPA, color anaranjado espuma esponjosa y blanca combinacion muy buena de lupulos predominando los sabores citricos aunque tambien al final aparecen sabores afrutados, altamente recomendable