Jai Alai IPA

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Original Review 11/10
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Drunk on numerous occasions on a recent trip to Jacksonville, FL, USA. This review is taken from one of the draft servings.
High head sits a top the amber body and leaves some superb, sticky lace.
The aroma and tastes match one another in as much as the beer gives a high fruit element amongst the hops. This is a fruity tasting IPA indeed, BUT it in no way skimps on the hop profile either. It’s pretty unusual in the way in manages to combine the two elements that can be competing factors. Light grapefruit, and then a few more tropical, sweeter, softer edges to the fruit.
It’s a beer that is somewhat of a paradox. It DOES have the signature aggression in the hop profile for an American IPA, but at the same time it also gives a gentle, softer sweet fruit note that I really enjoy.
It’s a REALLY tasty beer but the ABV creeps up on me a bit and I really can’t consume much more than 12 oz at a time. the drinkability is good because of the taste, but it’s not a beer that can be consumed in any type of quantity.

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11/20/2010
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 7.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4
Total: 4.55
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