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

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Ratings: 899
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 172
Gots: 85 | 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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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-16-2012 17:29:16 | More by duceswild
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-09-2012 20:02:13 | More by thinwhiteduke
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e30todamax

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

11-29-2012 20:44:08 | More by e30todamax
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Matt for sharing!

(A)- Pours a slightly hazed goldenrod yellow/orange color. Some decent white froth and lacing.

(S)- Very woody. I can see how much the cedar is playing a role in this beer. Citrus gets kind of lost in the deep cedar and pine notes.

(T)- Again, intense notes of the cedar and pine. Some citrus is there, but it sure gets lost behind all the wood.

(M)- A good carbonation level. I appreciate the nuance of the cedar in this, but it really overwhelms the rest of the beer's profile.

(O)- I always appreciate and enjoy different ways to make the same beer, but I think in this instance, it gets lost behind all the wood characters.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 17:12:03 | More by sweemzander
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C-Dog


4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-27-2012 05:17:28 | More by C-Dog
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-26-2012 23:53:36 | More by ScottP
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-26-2012 02:04:38 | More by grumpygerman
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IrishHockey

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Recieved this awesome beer in a trade from Immortale25.

Poured into a Founders tulip glass

Pours a cloudy orange color with a 1 finger off white head.

The smell on this beer is amazing! It's like smelling a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice.

The taste on this incredible. Lots of citrus taste. I can taste the orange, grapefruit, and maybe some peach. Not a bitter hop forward brew, but a very tasty easy drinking IPA. I love it. A little less carbonation would have made this a perfect beer.

Overall I would buy this again and again. Very well done!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 02:30:27 | More by IrishHockey
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-24-2012 22:35:45 | More by mcsauter82
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inspektor

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17%

11-21-2012 15:29:46 | More by inspektor
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nas4atu

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-20-2012 11:53:29 | More by nas4atu
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/17/2012. Pours extremely hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big orange, mango, orange rind, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, cedar, floral, grass, toast, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great hop complexity and good balance. Lots of sweet hops with minimal pine or spiciness balance. Taste of big orange zest, pineapple, grapefruit, orange rind, caramel, floral, grass, toast, light cedar, light pine, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, caramel, toast, light pine, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance of hop flavors with a nicely balanced malt backbone; zero cloying flavors noticed after the finish. Cedar wasn’t too noticeable, but it probably also smoothed out the beer flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy, lightly slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent IPA! Great hop complexity and flavor balance; very smooth and easy to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as I expected.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 05:30:40 | More by superspak
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nollie77

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-20-2012 00:33:01 | More by nollie77
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Anonymous1

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

11-16-2012 08:44:05 | More by Anonymous1
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alpenglocken

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17%

11-14-2012 16:48:55 | More by alpenglocken
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nikbullet

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-13-2012 15:37:14 | More by nikbullet
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starkmarvelo

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cigar City Humidor Series IPA

A- cloudy amber/orange with a big fluffy slightly off white head. Lacing all the way down the glass.

S- the smell is great. A lot of passion fruit, pineapple, mango. Really like a sweet tropical fruit salad.

T- it tastes the same as the smell. The hop flavors are on the fruity/aromatics side with a bunch of tropical fruits. Has a slight hop bitterness to balance it out. I'm not sure if I tasted the cedar.

M- medium mouthfeel, a bit sticky, bit low on carbonation (it needed more). Has kind of a fuzzy fruit nectar mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

O- I liked this beer a lot. It's not an IPA for hop heads. It's a very mellow laid back type of IPA. I like that its a bit more about the flavor of the beer without trying to crank up the hops. Very good, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 01:06:58 | More by starkmarvelo
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Coldsnack

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-09-2012 16:36:25 | More by Coldsnack
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-04-2012 17:09:38 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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HairyHood

Alabama

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-01-2012 23:07:51 | More by HairyHood
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seplo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-30-2012 18:43:55 | More by seplo
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TheSeeker61

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a half inch head and has an off orange color. The smell is a nice lemony, malty, hoppy aroma. A very nice smell. This is my first oak aged IPA and really like the tongue. It begins with a grapfruit hoppy taste, moves into a bit of malts and finishes as it begins with the same grapefruit hops. The mouthfeel is medium. Overall dig this one and wish I could find it locally. Picked up a bomber while in Tallahassee, Fl. Should have gotten a few. Will do when in the area again. Very nice offering from the Cigar City folks.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 17:43:26 | More by TheSeeker61
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sendbeer

Georgia

5/5  rDev +23.2%

10-27-2012 15:48:12 | More by sendbeer
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cfrances33

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to robinsmv, poured into a pint glass.

Pour: Hazy amber with three fingers of off white, nearly tan head. Definitely some floaties. Okay lacing. Head hangs around.

Smell: Slight citrus tartness, LOTS of cedar. Some grapefruit in there, but a very woody aspect prevails.

Taste: Very woody cedar up front, followed by some pine and grapefruit. Malt has a slight caramel aspect. Finishes with more cedar spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Nice and dry from the cedar, moderate carbonation. Bitterness stops it from being very drinkable, despite the cedar aging, so this one takes a little while to get through

Overall: Very interesting, and definitely better than white oak.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 03:17:21 | More by cfrances33
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Rau71

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-21-2012 01:59:40 | More by Rau71
Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
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