alexsdad06 (3042) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a nice orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma has a big tropical fruit, papaya burst with additional herbal, citrus hops and caramel malt. The flavor has a nice fruitiness, toasted bread, citrus and herbal hops with mild to moderate bitterness at the finish.
tricyclist (444) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
So I found this bottle yesterday, having not drank this beer in about two years.... and I was completely surprised when I opened it and itís still hoppy... like, decently hoppy. Iím pretty sure these bottles have been sitting on a shelf for two years... anyway, pours a light copper, deep gold with white light head. Nose is decently hopped, similar to Jai Alai, with light notes of sweetness and some tropical fruits very faint in the background. Flavor is also similar to Jai Alai, but again, thereís a nice pleasant fruity sweetness. Iím really surprised that this beer held up at all in a crappy liquor store refrigerator for two years.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25th April 2011
Clear amber beer, little white head. Soft and semi dry palate. Mild hops start, just a light bitterness. Morphs in to sweet juicy papaya and then back to hops which become more robust in their bitterness. Finishes soft with mild minerals. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Every mouthful a delight!
ryanfolty (1457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 19, 2012 tap from the brewery. Clear orange pour with some head. Fruit, papaya and hops in aroma. Taste was the same and sweet. Creamy, medium bodied and a mild bitter finish.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Dreadnaught33. Thanks Jonathan!
The beer is a slightly hazy, golden orange hue with a 1/4" of head that leaves a good amount of lacing on the chalice. The aroma brings pineapple and other citrus fruits. The flavor is decent and pretty well balanced. I canít detect papaya specifically, per se, but some nice tropical fruit notes emerge. Malt presence is more prominent than I prefer, and alcohol presence is too forward, and really gets in the way of everything else. Overall, an OK brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-17-2011
darn1207 (1704) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle brought up from the brewery by scotchzi on IPA Day and shared at Proof (thanks!). Few notes: big tropical fruit aroma, smooth Jai Alai action + papaya = awesome. Surprised this is lower rated than the base. Really really good.
jbruner (1118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of the IPA day celebration at CCB. Pours a clear golden orange on tap with thin white head and decent lacing from lots of carbonation. Aroma of papaya sweetness and citrus hops. Taste follows suit, with a nice bitter finish. The sweetness is a bit over the top, but it masks the hops and abv well. One of the better fruit IPAs that day.
jcartamdg (1139) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark amber, aroma of sweet dates. Taste follows, syrupy and Not too good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one is a bit astringently bitter with some light perfumey papaya that really isnt that great in there. The bitterness is too much and detracts from what should be a crisp drinkable beer.
PhillyCraft (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Jai Alai with unsweetened papaya added post fermentation. I have had the pleasure of trying a good bit of Cigar Cityís fruit IPAís in the last month including peach IPA, Guava IPA, and Kumquat Orange IPA. None of these let me down so I had big expectations going into the Papaya offering. Pours a glowing orange with lively carbonation, great lacing, and a small head. Aromas of butter, white oak, ground papaya seeds, pineapple, english cheddar. Taste is a fruitier, creamier Jai Alai. Flavors of lemon, papaya, fresh hops. Closes with a slight bitterness from the hops. Overall, this was a great refreshing IPA from CC, if you have a chance to try it, donít hesitate.