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

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Ratings: 912
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 184
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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Photo of rlee1390
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Semi cloudy yellow-orange, nice carbonation, one finger head that tries to leave some lacing.

S-Wood, oak, spice, lots of spice, some earthy notes, not much citrus.

T-Good deal of wood and spices. Earthy, some dirt and grass. but the spice is the main flavor. Some bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O-The cedar dominates the beer, the citrus/tropical notes of the base beer are overpowered by the oak.

rlee1390, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Taperwookie
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Taperwookie, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

MNBeerGeek, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Bunuelian, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

thatoneguymike, Apr 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

kjyost, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

hansgruber, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

johnc10510, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

DustinSWB, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Thomas_Picton, Mar 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Jimsal27, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

MJSJr, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ScottJWing, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

scoot64, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

akang, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

hornsup, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Shaimless, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Redeezy83, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

wembly13, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

mattreitz49, Jan 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Bartos, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Pintofbrown
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a snifter. Bottled on date 1/23/13.

Bright copper body with some darker auburn highlights, the cap is a dense, orangey-white foam that builds to almost two-finger's. It leaves behind a good amount of sheet lacing on its slow decay.

Whoa! That is a spicy nose! Fragrant dried tobacco leaves and woodiness almost sting the nostrils, this mingles with a peach-y and mango-like tropical quality. Man, that bouquet is so spiced and sweet, and pouring out of the glass. There also feels like a honey-ish scent is buried, too. Honestly, it may just be the wonderful fragrant spice that keeps delivering new hits with each new sniff.

The palate of flavors plays almost exactly like the nose. And there is nothing wrong with that. The herbal, woody, tobacco-like, peppery fragrance blends with a sweet tropical accent, with a nice bittering resin flavor on the finish. Some slight grass-like flavors also develop with a crackery malt base as the finish progresses.

This Humidor offering is more bitter, and therefore lends a drying finish. The hops do a nice job of clinging long to the cheeks, with a medium heft rounding things out.

This was a fantastic beer and quite unlike anything that has crossed this palate before. The cedar imparts some fantastic spiced qualities that make it almost impossible to not take another drink. And as a lover of the little green wonder buds, this beer delivers a great bitter kiss with notes of sweet tropical fruits to add to the complex and spiced character. Truly a special beer, and one that should certainly be experienced if given the the opportunity.

Pintofbrown, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

tim6298, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

kjb32812, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

DrChadly, Jan 09, 2014
Jai Alai IPA - Cedar Aged (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 912 ratings.