Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by jf60657:
3.4/5 rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Drank @ work off a cask.
Poured a cloudy yellow with a nice thick head into a standard 4oz tasting glass. Pretty murky for an IPA but thats not a problem. Head was about finger thick and receded quickly.
Nose was of fresh grapefruit and just a tiny bit of wood. I also got some sugary tones like melted watermelon jolly ranchers. If you take the wood out it smelled like every other big, citrusy IPA I've had as of late. There was a slight peaty smell as well.
Tasted it and BANG, HOPS! Pretty much a hoppy grapefruit spritzer mixed with a picket fence. I wanted the candy tones I smelled to come in and rescue this beer but it did not happen. Unbalanced and a little confused, this beer was interesting but by no means great. After a few sips it turned into a yawner. Hops, hops, hops. Yeah, I get it.
Mouthfeel was viscous and warm. A little oily and chewy.
I had 8 oz's of this and I was set. Did not want more
Serving type: cask
05-29-2010 19:39:26 | More by jf60657
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3.88/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can(!); canned March 2014; served in a lager glass.
A: Excellent semi-creamy head over a deep amber liquid full of suspended particles.
Very hoppy aroma of the piney/citrus persuasion. Mild bitterness for style, with some nice cedar wood aging effects.
Feel: smooth and full for style.
O: tamer, more interesting, and easier to drink than the very fine Jai Alai Ale that serves as the base.
Serving type: can
05-14-2014 01:26:50 | More by chinchill
3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes from 2012.
Appearance - Light copper colored. White head. Sticky looking with a ton of lace.
Smell - Tons of grapefruit hops. The cedar aroma adds to the pungency of the grapefruit. Some caramel malts.
Taste - Fresh grapefruit hops. Intense cedar. The cedar pairs very well with the grapefruit hops. Slightly sweet pale malt in the back. Bitter finish with an intense woody cedar lingering aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. A little bit creamy.
Overall - I don't really like cedar in most beers, but this works well.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2014 21:54:13 | More by Alieniloquium
Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
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