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
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ CCB.
Deep amber pour with a froathy white head. Tons of hop aroma - pine and floral, balanced with lots of caramel malt. Flavor is very balanced as well - a good hop bite but not overly bitter.
nihilistfranz (14) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
strong taste of alcohol, powerful hop aroma, but the bitterness and alc. overpower the malt too much for me.
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep golden -orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, pine, apricot. Flavour is malt, alcohol, hop, pine, grapefruit, peaches, apricot. Very nice beer.
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks as expected. Smells pleasantly floral and exciting. Great mouthfeel. Tastes like clean bitter hops, subtle but supportive malt backbone. Bitter finish. Quality, quality ipa from CCB.
mzaar (2699) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Till att börja med, detta är en helt fantastisk IPA. Rent ljuvlig att dricka. Mörkorange öl med gulvitt skum. Dofter från blomster och citrus. Smaker av päron, grapefrukt, skumbanan och melon.
rob6239 (678) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. Pours hazy orange/gold with only very slight head that sticks to glass. Aroma is of pine and floral scents. Taste is strong with hops and increases sweetness throughout the tasting.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jai Alai pours a dark orange color with a three finger fluffy white head. Lacing throughout. It really is a good looking pour.
Now when this beer was first poured I was really disappointed in the smell. Very malty. This sounds weird but it almost had a soapy aroma to it. So I let it sit for a bit and as it warmed up the smell got better and better. A nice deep aroma of mango, citrus, and grapefruit. Nice bready malt background. Don’t jump right into this beer. Let it sit for a while. Maybe more than you would wait for other beers.
Upon first sip the hops bite the tongue giving a nice bitter flavor and feeling. Piney and citrusy. Then comes a nice rich sweetness. Tasted like honey and tropical fruit. It’s once again backed up a sweet bready malt.
Mouthfeel is kind of on the medium- heavy side. Creamy and nicely carbonated. If Cigar City gets one thing right it seems their mouthfeel is always top notch.