Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) - Cigar City Brewing
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4.78/5 rDev +17.7%
Pours a hazy orange with a one finger head. Not quite opaque and I do not see any chunks of yeast. I smell cedar first and foremost followed by grapefruit and mango. Incredible aroma. The taste is perfect. The cedar hits first and then morphs into a nice grapefruit and mango combo that leaves a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is like silk. The carbonation is light to medium. Drinkability is OK, but I can finish the bottle myself due to how good this beer really is. Overall, the most complex IPA I have had to date. This is definitely not for everyone, but it is definitely a must try for any IPA fan. Very unique and finally an extreme beer that Sam hasn't thought of. A must try!
09-30-2011 18:03:48 | More by hmf05
4.78/5 rDev +17.7%
Big thanks to mikesgroove for this amazing brew!
Porange hazy orange with a big thick sticky head. Smells awesome with the cedar nose I was expecting. Taste is unlike anything I've had before. Nice bitter hop bite with tropical fruit then finishes dry with cedar aftertaste. More beers should be aged in cedar because this just adds a great dimension to the overall flavor. This is a spectacular beer!!
03-19-2011 02:17:48 | More by clonebrewer
4.75/5 rDev +17%
Had this one several times, just getting around to review. Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room.
A: Clear amber to copper in color. Forms a one finger white head. Some visible carbonation here.
S: Woody, cedar, grapefruit and tropical fruit hops.
T: Really good. The cedar compliments the IPA character wonderfully. There is citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange), and sweet malt flavor underneath. No alcohol presence to speak of. Finish is dry, and the dryness of the cedar fights with the hop bitterness in the hang.
M: Nice, not overly heavy mouthfeel. There is noticeably less carbonation in this pour than others I've had.
O: I can understand why some may not prefer this beer. The cedar flavor certainly comes on strong. But, I absolutely love it and the cedar flavor works SO well with the IPA style. If you haven't had the opportunity to try this yet, I would suggest you seek it out.
06-12-2012 23:32:53 | More by macrosmatic
Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 901 ratings.