Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Thur123:
4.05/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This beer pours a deep hazy red orange color with one finger of off white head. Looks a little darker than regular Jai Alai. The smell is stifled it seems, it's not coming off as very aromatic, which is unexpected. A slight hop presence with something like fresh cut wet wood coming through very faintly. Maybe a bit of vanilla.
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The oaky flavor is complex, with wood, vanilla, crème, meshing with typical big IPA flavors like bitter grapefruit, orange, and herbal resin. Coconut and maybe at the very initial contact between beer and tongue, something like mango too. Overall a very interesting beer that could use a bit less of the oaky aspect but it does taste fresh and 'real' if that makes since. At least compared to other oak IPAs. The flavor is a bit big and complex for great drinkability but this is mostly just great beer. Mouth feel is fine.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2010 00:42:52 | More by Thur123
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Like its regular Jai Alai sibling, I absolutely love the smell of this beer. Jai Alai is one of my favorite IPAs, and this one does not disappoint. The oak aging gives it a very sweet, vanilla taste. It is a completely different taste that the very fruity Jai Alai regular. I really enjoyed this and wish I could have taken home more than just a four pack to Virginia.
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 19:51:50 | More by Seanem44
4.59/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Copper with no visible carbonation, lots of off white floating particles, 3 fingers of yellowish head.
S: Orange, pine, a little oak, orange candy, sweet.
T: Orange candy, oak, vanilla, dill, sweet, well rounded with a little bitterness on the finish.
M: Thick substantial body with little carbonation. Smooth, well hidden alcohol.
O: Excellent brew. Really enjoying the IPA qualities with the oak aging. Reminiscent of oaked double bastard in orange sweet quality and oak aged quality. Really top of the list. Bought and drank at Deerfield Beach FL, July 16, 2014.
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 02:16:27 | More by patre_tim
Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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