Cigar City Jai Alai IPA
From Cigar City Brewing – Jai Alai India Pale Ale pays tribute to the original extreme sport. Jai Alai, a game native to the Basque region of Spain, is played on a court called a fronton. Jai Alai players attempt to catch a ball using a curved mitt, whilst the ball travels at speeds of up to 188 miles per hour! Proving they have a sense of humor the Spanish dub this game, with its ball traveling at race car speeds. Tampa was once home to a busy Jai Alai fronton but sadly all that remains of Jai Alai in the Tampa Bay area is this India Pale Ale that we brew in tribute to the merry game.
Cigar City Brewing – Jai Alai IPA – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 7.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber orange with a small white film of head.
Aroma: Big grapefruit orange and pine.
Taste: Big grapefruit, bitter resinous abrasive piney hops. Spicy malt in between that bombardment of hops.
Mouthfeel: Chewy with modest carbonation.
Overall: An amazing hop experience.