Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by thryn:
4.22/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I guess this is what I've got?
It is a very hazy, dark honey color with a nice fluffy cream colored head that leaves wonderful lace as it recedes. A millimeter or so of film hangs out atop the beer as I drink it and it leaves nice sheets of lace.
Smell is nice an hoppy -- lots of citrus hops in this one -- with some cedar and a hint of tobacco. Maybe I'm imagining that. but sweeter than a typical AIPA for sure. It smells delicious.
This is a wonderfully mellow IPA! It's got a lot of big hop flavor but the bitterness is really well smoothed out. The cedar imparts a nice bright woodiness to it, and there really is some tobaccoey character, but it doesn't taste like a cigarette -- it's a spicy character, more like fresh tobacco smells, in a way? A nice bitter finish has me reaching for the glass again.
A bit sticky and oily on the palate, with a medium body and a moderate and creamy carbonation. Slightly dry at the finish.
A little too easy to drink, but worth lingering over. Switching to a regular AIPA after this should be interesting.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2009 07:10:35 | More by thryn
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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
Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
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