Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by soughtbygod:
4.53/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours a dark slightly cloudy amber with a barley off white 2 finger head.
the smell is unique right off the bat i pick up some roasted caramel sweetness, followed by hops and a little bit of funkiness maybe that is the white oak pulling through
the taste wow this beer is great i don't find myself saying ipa and aged together as a good thing very often, but they did well with this. they gave it enough malt backbone that as it aged on the oak and the hops fell off that it picked up a sweet characteristic. this after you swallow you pick up grapefruit and floral hop flavors and it finishes with the oak
the mouthfeel is incredibly velvety for an ipa, it drinks like a milk stout. very thick and luscious.
overall this beer is on par with its BA score. very good will def hunt some down in the future.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2012 01:30:22 | More by soughtbygod
More User Reviews:
3.3/5 rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A - light IPA in appearance. Looks light and refreshing in glass.
S - Hop city here with a dash of sweaty old gym sock. Funk Town, USA.
T - kind of disappointing. This is a workout. Albeit, I am not a serious hophead, I do appreciate a good IPA. This thing is a workout. Seriously bitter, I don't see that the oak age mellowed this guy out too much. Lots of bite, I can't see doing more than two of these in a day. If bitter hop taste is your thing, go for it.
M - nothing to see here. Not very memorable.
O - picked this up because I am visiting family in the Tampa area and I had heard positive buzz about cigar city and this beer. I'll pass on this one if I see it again.
Serving type: can
06-28-2014 19:18:11 | More by dmgallag
Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 1,288 ratings.