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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,309
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 237
Gots: 128 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is an American White Oak-aged version of Jai Alai India Pale Ale. The white oak adds smoothing notes of vanilla and slight hints of dill to the aroma and flavor profile. The finish is elegantly dry due to the light tannin notes from oak aging and though still loaded with hop flavor, hop bitterness is more restrained.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 06-13-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-17-2013 02:16:53 | More by ChrisCBeets
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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blackcoyote13

Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Forewarning, you better be in the mood to drink a Christmas tree when you order this one up. A recurring theme with Cigar City is that some of their flavoring processes will completely dominate and/or steamroll over the flavors of the base beer. In some cases, this creates a whole new beast (like with this White Oak Jai Alai) and in other cases it results in a nigh undrinkable brew. Fortunately, I am a fan of the flavor combination and the earthen, pine forest saturation in this variant is intoxicating. You can certainly tell that the delicious Jai Alai base is there and it melds well with the oak, which takes the base IPA by the hops and leads it away. Four stars on this one, a very tasty beverage that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2013 17:50:38 | More by blackcoyote13
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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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09-13-2013 21:36:33 | More by tree777
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Florida

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Massachusetts

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aMILESupreme

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4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Jai ALai, deep copper, unfiltered.

S: A deep complex jai alai with a nice oak nose. the hops blend nicely with this oaked vibe.

T: Delicious, you get the same old tasty Jai Alai but with a wonderful oak complexity. You get an almost dill and vanilla like after taste. really nice oaked brew.

O: I love this beer and found my self quickly buying a case the second they made it available in bottle. but still probably prefer the Humidor Series Jai Alai.

Serving type: on-tap

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mattsdenney

Tennessee

4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Was able to snag some sixers of this one on vacation back in May. Finally getting around to drinking and rating my last one. Was hard to find.

Pours a medium amber, orange color with two things of full, thick head. Cloudy with noticeable specks of material and residue floating around. Not sure what this is, part of the oak possibly? Smells amazing; orange peel, lemon, fresh cut grass, sweet vanilla. Tastes even better. It's hoppy, smooth, malty, sweet, bitter, and all in perfect harmony. The finishing notes of vanilla and oak are perfect and mix well with the hoppy bitterness. The hops are more subdued than in normal Jai Alai as expected. The smoothest, most flavorful IPA I've ever had. Light carbonation, smooth, medium bodied. Perfect consistency. Overall an amazing beer and one that I hope to find every year. I can see why people in FL were buying it up and trying to sell it for 4x the normal price.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 02:12:56 | More by mattsdenney
Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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