Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
4.15/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a murky orange with 2 fingers of bright white head (leaving behind tons of lacing). smells of citrusy grapefruit, vanilla, a smell of tangerine/mango.. very tropical.. definitely loving the way this smells. the flavor is a malty, citrusy (again tangerine/mango with slight grapefruit) oak bomb. working at a wood shop for many years can make you either love or hate the smell of certain woods. this is a very nice flavor, which surprises me because this was one of the worst smelling woods we worked with (due to it burning so quickly when cutting it since it's such a hard wood). a lovely flavor profile, and honestly nothing like jai alai. a medium body with low carbonation, very nice and sticky on the lips.
a complete different beast than jai alai. it's nice to JUST have an oak flavor in a beer, instead of bourbon barrel oak. i've worked with wood for many years, as a carpenter, in a shop, and in construction.. a nasty splintery wood to work with and smells terrible once it starts burning on the blade.. but here, here it works nicely.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 02:43:58 | More by facundoCNB
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4.19/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can served at paradise by the slice.
Poured into a glass, it has a burnt orange color body with a small head. The aroma has a pine, citrus hints to it. The taste is oak and vanilla up front with piney hoppy ness to it. Also has a sweetness to it.
The mouthfeel is smooth and overall it is a great beer.
Serving type: can
03-07-2014 02:20:38 | More by chefhatt
4.11/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into tulip.
A: Pours cloudy amber-red with large off-white head.
S: Resinous pine, lots of honey, berries, and some alcohol.
T: I pick up the oak right away. A mostly piney hop profile, though there is some tropical fruit. Some malt sweetness to balance. Slight post bitterness. Different, but I definitely like.
M: Medium body, crisp and quite smooth.
O: A bit different than anything I've tried before, but I find it very drinkable and tasty.
Serving type: can
03-05-2014 01:29:33 | More by d5001986
Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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