Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Beerzebub:
4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750 into a Duvel tulip at 58F.
Attractive translucent amber color, with a half-inch of dense cream colored head that leaves plenty of thick, sticky lace.
The aroma is deep and complex - earthy, spicy, fruity combo of wood and hops. Orange-tangerine type fruit, and some caramel. The cigar box wood works great with the vaguely orange-like hops. Exotic, kind of along the lines of orange spice tea.
The flavor matches the aroma. A good dose of malt sweetness, with enough bitterness to balance it and get a dry finish. Very long, dry finish - earth, wood, spice, bitter orange peel.
Overly fizzy at first, but the bubbles are small, and with some swirling in the glass, the texture smooths out nicely. Finishes slightly watery, though.
Balance and dry finish make this very easy to drink a 750 of.
Excellent, interesting beer!
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2010 06:30:21 | More by Beerzebub
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Gainesville House of Beer - on-tap
A - pours a clear burnt orange. 1.5 fingers of thick off white head. Nice carbonation coming up.
S - earthy, oak, some citrus. A lot like the base Jai Alai but much more woody! Great nose.
T - sweet malts at the front, in comes this nice woodiness and slight smokiness. Hops are so perfectly placed and balanced. This is what its cracked up to be! Has nice spice notes in there as well.
M - medium body, very drinkable. Carbonation isn't a whole lot going down, but nice.
O - great. Could drink a few. Definitely feel the 7.5. Very good, as all CCB is.
Serving type: on-tap
04-11-2014 22:14:12 | More by da_beers
3.95/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A-Semi cloudy yellow-orange, nice carbonation, one finger head that tries to leave some lacing.
S-Wood, oak, spice, lots of spice, some earthy notes, not much citrus.
T-Good deal of wood and spices. Earthy, some dirt and grass. but the spice is the main flavor. Some bitterness.
M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.
O-The cedar dominates the beer, the citrus/tropical notes of the base beer are overpowered by the oak.
Serving type: can
04-11-2014 18:41:01 | More by rlee1390
Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
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