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Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) - Cigar City Brewing

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895 Ratings
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Ratings: 895
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 170
Gots: 84 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our flagship beer in the Humidor Series is Humidor Series India Pale Ale. We start with Jai Alai IPA as a base beer and add the cedar during secondary fermentation. The cedar provides a perfect balance with the assertive hops of Jai Alai to create an entirely new experience.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 05-26-2009)
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flagmantho

Washington

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. I think this is the first cedar-aged beer I've had.

Appearance: murky dark-orange hue with plenty of haze, some floaties and a barely visible but fairly strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of pillowy ivory foam with an orange cast. Attractive indeed!

Smell: rich, sweet malt, citrusy hops and a wham-bang of spicy, resiny cedar. I like cedar in furniture, but it really seems like a foreign element here. I like it for the novelty and underlying character, but I think the cedar itself is a negative point for me.

Taste: beautiful maltiness with a more subdued hop and cedar character. I think the cedar works a lot better in the flavor than in the aroma; I think its reduced prominence helps. Bitterness is quite high and the cedar leaves an interesting woody afternote. Definitely an interesting beer.

Mouthfeel: rich and smooth with a big body and a nicely well-integrated carbonation. I like it.

Overall: this is a tasty and interesting beer. Perhaps it is still taking me awhile to wrap my palate around cedar-aged beer -- but that's what makes it good. It's challenging.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 02:04:14 | More by flagmantho
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -25.9%

08-12-2013 20:28:27 | More by kscaldef
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bellino13

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-08-2013 00:29:39 | More by bellino13
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-06-2013 13:31:38 | More by atoulouk
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-05-2013 19:01:14 | More by InspectorBob
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-04-2013 23:27:10 | More by scotv
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-04-2013 19:50:12 | More by RuckusDu
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - bright orangish amber with a huge, frothy, thick, off white head that has great retention

S - citrusy, malty, a bit sugary, cedar chips come through, some cake batter

T - woody, very piney, bitter, some underlying sweetness, faint cake batter, cedar is very present

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a solid beer. The cedar comes through in a big way which for me is overpowering at times. The IPA itself is extremely piney, bitter, and resinous with some underlying citrus. The malt backbone is present and a bit sugary, but in my opinion a fuller, perhaps sweeter, maltiness would help balance the bold hop presence. Overall, this is a solid IPA that is definitely worth a try by any true IPA fan.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 16:53:57 | More by tdm168
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Masspike84

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-31-2013 15:45:32 | More by Masspike84
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

07-30-2013 18:04:54 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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Dmkaz

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-30-2013 17:28:27 | More by Dmkaz
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-30-2013 01:38:15 | More by DonFrap
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-29-2013 18:18:25 | More by Fireslayer
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip glass.

A- Poured a cloudy cedar-red color with plenty of evidence of the Spanish Cedar that it's aged on. Lively small-bubble carbonation is visible through the haze. There's a frothy cream-colored head and good lacing. This beer looks like parts of the Winding River and Cedar Creek that run through my area.

S- Cedar right away, just like opening a cedar lined cigar box. There are citrus hops and caramel malts behind the cedar. Some spiciness, too.

T- Grapefruit citrus and strong caramel malts flavor the beer over the woodiness. There is a peppery spice finish.

M-Thick and resinous, full body. Nice carbonation and hop tang, more hop flavor than bitterness. A touch of malt sweetness. No denying the peppery finish.

O- A good drinking experience for a non-smoker. The cedar imparts some mellowness and balance.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 18:45:50 | More by NiceTaps
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-26-2013 12:56:49 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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DaTimBennett

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-26-2013 03:02:05 | More by DaTimBennett
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-25-2013 02:23:23 | More by cp45
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-23-2013 23:59:32 | More by JCam9981
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Mitch_Cumstein

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-23-2013 19:29:37 | More by Mitch_Cumstein
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jkd03c

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-18-2013 19:49:42 | More by jkd03c
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blklabel

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-18-2013 01:07:37 | More by blklabel
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

07-17-2013 01:10:53 | More by mwbrady12
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jmm380

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-16-2013 21:02:09 | More by jmm380
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-16-2013 15:41:04 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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kmurray8621

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-16-2013 05:43:37 | More by kmurray8621
Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
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