Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by NoLeafClover44:
3.93/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Try as I may, I can't find a bottling date. Big thanks to smokinoak for sending this one.
A - Pours a cloudy copper color with a very thin head. Dies quickly to a halo, but leaves pretty lacing.
S - Smells sweet and floral like clover honey and caramel malt. Serious tropicals along with floral and citrus hops to balance. I only get a slight whiff of oak, and that may be from trying too hard.
T - This one follows the nose closely. Tangy clementine and caramel malt initially. Drying hops and oak come in on the back end. The aftertaste is of honey and oak.
M - Tingling effervescence and a medum-slick body. Just what I want in an IPA.
O - This is a very good Jai Alai variant with some unique qualities. Sweet smelling with balanced taste. The oak adds welcomed flavor. It grew on me as I drank. I recommend trying this one.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2012 01:13:00 | More by NoLeafClover44
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4.05/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
With the color of pink grapefruit, this IPA was already working it's way into unorthodox. The head was light and fizzy, sprite and alive.
The aroma held more surprises as an intense cocoa butter fills the nose. Shaved coconut can be found amongst the creamy sweetness along with a fragrant orange.
The sweetness is as unorthodox as the look as its like a grapefruit without the bitterness. Mid palate holds a stripe of orange flavor an then it ends with cocoa butter and apricot.
The feel is dry and smooth but never bitter.
White oak has really changed the personality of Jai Alai, and though it may not be better it definitely changes the norm and tastes good doing it.
Serving type: can
04-08-2014 21:32:33 | More by KYGunner
3.83/5 rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz can, canned sometime in Jan. '14. My first Cigar City brew, thrown in as an extra in my first IP trade...thanks Jeff!
Pours a hazy honey-colored orange. Smell is kind of offputting: funky and oaky citrus and pine; maybe some cedar; pink grapefruit; sweet and malty. I like all those aromas, but together, in this beer, they aren't working for me. Tastes great, however: very oaky, nice hints of vanilla, slightly sweet, crispy bitter pine. Medium-carbed, which plays well with the oak and mild fruitiness. Aftertaste is phemomenal: really dry, lots of oak and vanilla. I really enjoyed this one: flavor, mouthfeel, and aftertaste were all standouts. Looking forward to trying the regular
Serving type: can
04-05-2014 20:24:02 | More by blankenhoney
Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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