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

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914 Ratings
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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 183
Gots: 88 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-Pours a hazy amber with a one finger white head that has good retention and leaves spotty lacing.

S-Citrus and piney hops at the forefront, an earthy woodiness as well and a touch of biscuity malt. Smells really good.

T-The Cedar adds a very interesting and pleasing aspect here. The hops (citrus and pine) still lead but the woody cedar is prevalent and is a wonderful complement to the hops. They work really well together. Add a touch of malt backbone and you have a delicious IPA.

M-Carb is a bit prickly, but it works for this beer. Smooth, with a dry finish.

D-This bomber went down extremely easy and I wanted another, but stopped myself.

The regular Jai Alai is a decent beer, but it didn't knock my socks off. But the Cedar adds an entirely new layer to this beer and it works in a big way. I'm already planning a trip back to pick up some more. A great job by CC!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice mahogany color with a decent fluffy white head. Smells like cedar. Taste is spicy, peppery, with a little bit of citrus and a lot of cedar. Light to medium body and really drinkable. The Cedar blends with the hops perfectly making for a very balanced yet complex flavor. If you like cigars at all, this beer is worth a try. It looks, smells and tastes like a cigar box and I mean that in the best way possible. Not a huge fan of the Jai Alai IPA by itself but it is totally transformed with cedar aging. Really enjoyed this brew both times I've been able to try it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hop-hazed bright gold color with a fluffy head. Retention is good.

S: Ceder, wet wood, bright/earthy hops, and a firm malt base. Pretty straight forward, but really unique and delicious

T: Almost like Jai Alai with a ton of ceder...lots of wood, wet wood, bitter hops, touch of vanilla and a little spice. Hops are pretty citrusy, but the wood plays well off it

MF/D: Semi-dry feel, medium in body, ceder finish.

Notes: Really glad I picked this up...very unique, but very delicious. Not necessarily to-style or anything, but I can't seem to put it down.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from the Whole Foods located behind the brewery when I was in Tampa less than a month ago. Here we go...

A- Poured from the wonderful 750 ml. bottle into my Cigar City pint glass. Pours yellow/orange with a slight haze to it. Head starts off strong and dissipates quickly.
S- Not much in this department. Normal, I suppose.
T- The best part! At first, you get a great citrus flavor similar to grapefruit. Very nice balance, not overwhelmed with bitterness. I really enjoy the flavors. When you thought you were done the cedar kicks into a smooth finish.
Nice!
M- I might have ranted too much in the Taste department, but well balanced and perfect carbonation.
D- I wish we could get this in Panama City. Maybe one day.

-Bye

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Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.