Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.25/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into CCB snifter. Thanks to johnyb for this one.
A- Pours a little bit hazy orange brown with about a finger and a half of foamy white head that has excellent retention and coats the glass in lacing. Decent amount of consistently rising carbonation bubbles.
S- Citrusy hops of lemon and grapefruit balanced with sweet vanilla extract, oak, and a hint of dill. Very well balanced, fairly aromatic, appealing, interesting, and fairly complex for an IPA.
T- Surprising amount of citrus lemony hops that balance with an oaky vanilla extract flavor that gives a fairly sweet taste that balances surprisingly well with the citrus. Finishes with significantly more oaky vanilla, a considerable amount of dill (even more then the nose), and a little bit of a bitter hop bite (a little bit more then I was expecting). Lingering aftertastes of citrus hops, vanilla, and dill. The white oak definitely gives it a very unique IPA taste that is surprisingly very tasty and balances well.
M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, very smooth, lightly creamy, very easy to drink.
O- This is probably one of the most interesting beers I've had to date. I haven't had many barrel-aged IPAs (probably mostly CCB ones), but this is probably my favorite. It drinks kind of like a citrusy milkshake when you take in consideration the smooth vanilla, foamy head, and creamy feel. Unlike any other beer I've ever had and very well done. It might not be for everyone, but I definitely recommend trying it out.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2012 22:20:25 | More by jaasen64
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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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