italianjohn (3140) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
Had this during philly beer week was labeled peach jai alai .. hazy deep golden pour with a thin ring of white head and very light sticky lacing ... aroma was all fresh peaches with spicy citrusy hops .... taste is the same bitter fresh citrusy hops and loads of peaches with a bitter hop bite ..... finish is of bitter peaches mixed with spicy hops ... definitely something different and was a trip .... thanks to the guys from cigar city for bringing it to philly TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
32 oz fliptop from MeadMe. Thanks, Greg! Opened at the Flossmoor Fireside Chat Release with a whole bunch of people. Pours a nice well hazed glowing orange golden hue, peachy pink orange glow through the body. Frothy whitish head atop, bigger bubbles stick as a firm film, good lacing. Aromas are firmer lemony and floral hops, grass, gentle peachy fruit nestles into the fold. Some grapefruit, bready malts and grain, straw. The peach almost gives a tartness, mellow sweetness. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, good dryness and hop profile up front shows lemons, florals, and earth. Peachy fruit elements kinda provide some synergy with the flavors, some juicy fruit, touch of tartness on the palate. Middle shows some bready malts, more florals and citrus. That peach element comes into it’s own as we round the corner. Dry and peachy backend, good flavors, malt body falls behind lets some nicer citrusy, floral, and a touch soapy hops shine and work well with the fruity peach compliment. Finish is dry, bitter, a touch tart. Really nice, fresh flavors here. Works well. BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange yellow with small head. Smells like you would think, and mosly all peach. Flavor follows with peach up front, followed by a bitter finish with lingering peach here. Any malt or hop taste is very subdued, but the bitter blances any sweetness perfectly. A neat beer. Not mind blowing, but a lot of fun to drink. Yum. mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Growler, thanks matt. Pours crisp orange with fantastic white head. Big hop aroma. Taste is nice floral hop not much peach finish is clean crisp blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Growler through trade HUGE thanks to tricyclist for sending this out! Pour has a dark amber color with some orange highlights and a one finger white head when coaxed a bit and a good steady stream of bubbles in the glass. Looking good for a growler. Aroma has peach, mango, tropical fruit sweetness, and peach skins. Juicy and it really pops. Mouth feel is medium with a very nice coating and great carbonation considering it is a growler that was shipped. Flavor has plenty of fresh peach, apricot, mango, and juicy citrus. Hops enter the picture with some bitterness and they mix with malt that holds the whole thing together. It really does have an ipa in there and is not solely a fruit beer which is unique and gives this a lot of character. I love peach flavors in a beer and this one is really incredible. I have had a lot of good beers from Cigar City but this is the first one to really wow me!
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Wow! This beer is killer! Pint pour at the brewery of deep golden amber with a full finger head. Nose is complete juicy peaches! Light citrus and hop with tropical fruits. Flavor is heavy peaches as well, with light bitterness and noticeable hops as well. Super juicy peaches and jam. Really enjoyable. Nice lighter medium body with mild lacing. Awesome all around. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is apricot hued and pretty clear with a quarter inch of white head. A delectable aroma, led by fresh juicy peaches. Pleasant scents of tropical fruit and fresh hops. Delicious beer, with ample peach character throughout. Light bodied and easy drinking, with alcohol hidden quite well. Overall, a great IPA that I really enjoyed.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 07-02-2012 ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On tap at Churchkey (Wash. DC). Pours a hazy bright gold color with a two finger white head. Smells of cedar, citrus hops and a lot of peach.
Taste is sweet peach blended nicely with the cedar flavor, complimented by the citrus & caramel malts. Medium body, medium carbonation and alcohol only mildly noticeable. Nice hop bitterness and dryness through the finish. jbruner (4747) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Part of IPA day celebration at CCB. Pours a golden orange on tap with a solid white head and good lacing. Aroma of peach, slight apricot, and piney hop. Taste follows suit with the peach really coming through and a nice bitter finish. Clean mouthfeel and well balanced for a fruit IPA. adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Review from notes taken at Cigar City Brewing taproom on 7/15/12. Poured on draft into a Cigar City shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a medium caramel with orange highlights and a 1 finger foamy white head. Excellent lacing.
Smell: Fresh peaches are dominant with a hint of apricot and a touch of pine. The aroma reminds me of a much better version of Magic Hat #9.
Taste: Peaches everywhere. This one is all about the fresh peaches. I detect a little bit of typical Jai Alai bitterness at the finish. Aftertaste is bittersweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Great drinkability. You could knock back several of these. Very refreshing.
Overall: Very good beer overall. This is a really easy drinking beer despite the 7.5% ABV. The peaches may be off-putting for those looking for a normal IPA, but I really liked it. Give it a shot if you get the chance. I’d love to see this one in bottles.