Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) - Cigar City Brewing
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3.43/5 rDev -15.5%
Poured from a bottle into a Victory tulip
A- pours a cloudy shade of orange with a one finger slightly offwhite head. A decent bit of sediment in this one. Huh.
S- the cedar is the primary aroma, with some sweet fruit creeping through as well
T- slight bitterness, decent smoky wood flavor, mild sweetness. It's ok
M- body is actually relatively thick
O- not a huge fan. I know this is one of CCB's staples, but I'm not in love with it
06-16-2012 15:19:54 | More by bigfnjoe
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
2.85/5 rDev -29.8%
Thanks to ehammond1 for sharing this at DarthKostrizer's tasting.
Pours a murky honey orange with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, earth, citrus zest, and some cedar wood. Taste is of malt, dirt, ashes, earth, and damp wood. There is a medium amount of bitterness with each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with a better smell than taste.
06-03-2012 20:34:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.6/5 rDev +13.3%
On tap at CCB tap takeover at OTC.
A: Nice looking amber color. Small white head with excellent lacing and retention.
S: The first thing I got was fruits. Grapefruit, orange, peaches, pineapple and mango. It was backed up by a sweet cedar smell. This smells amazing.
T: Taste is malty sweetness with some fruity hoppy bitterness. A bit piney that I imagine comes from the cedar ageing.
M: Medium mouthfeel with low carbonation. A bit sticky but overall very drinkable.
O: This was easily my favorite beer of the night. It's very mellow compared to other huge IPAs, just extremely well balanced and drinkable.
05-11-2012 07:29:26 | More by standardcherry
4.44/5 rDev +9.4%
Pours orange, with some floaties in it, but mostly very clear. Nice white head with lots of lacing.
Smells intense. Cedar wood complements the huge citrus aroma and even enhances it. Some tropical fruit and pine as well.
Tastes of citrus, tropical fruits, and pine. A touch of sweet malt, but mostly hidden beneath the hops. The cedar once again enhances the citrus. The wood aging really works so well here.
Might be my favorite treatment of this beer. Fantastic. Wish it was available more often.
05-08-2012 05:43:24 | More by Danny1217
3.43/5 rDev -15.5%
Pours a clear golden color with a decent sized white head that slowly fades to a ring around the top of my glass. Smells like that old chest at the end of your grandmothers bed. Earthy and woody with a hint of patchouli. There's some citrus in there as well, and maybe some malt, but the cedar is such a powerful aroma its hard to find anything else. It tastes just like it smells. Cedar and citrus with a hint of pepper and malt splashed in for good measure. I'm not sure if I'm imagining this, but after each sip my pallet seems awash with the flavor of cannabis. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. The cedar flavor and aroma is quite strong here and the first few sips were rough until my taste buds finally cried uncle. This is not something I would drink often, but I applaud the result.
05-06-2012 01:52:51 | More by johnnnniee
3.15/5 rDev -22.4%
750 ml bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Thanks to eorwar for the share.
A: Pours a hazy amber color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. Some splotchy lace is left down the glass.
S: Big woodiness up front. There is a weird fruity tang and it mixes with big hops and more big raw wood.
T: I'm getting the big raw woodiness and the slightly awkward fruity tang from the nose. I get more of a tobacco leaf flavor here on the finish as well.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. The finish is an earthy tobacco leaf.
O: This beer really tastes like the environment inside a walk-in humidor. If you love that smell and feel you'll love this beer. I just don't find those flavors really meshing well the fruity hops from the base beer. Not a bad beer, but I wouldn't revisit.
05-05-2012 14:40:44 | More by Treebs
Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
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