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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,348
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 245
Gots: 140 | FT: 6
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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4.26/5  rDev +1.2%

Can > Pint Glass

A - Mostly clear orange amber with two finger of fluffy white head, a little medium lacing
S - Very unique floral hops, dank, grassy, and there's a really unique woody, obviously oaky aroma.
T - Floral hops, very smooth rich oak flavor, vanilla, grass, a little citrus peel.
M - Crisp and smooth, dry but not dehydrating.
O - Very unique and excellent IPA, love the oak complexity. Wouldnt get a case, but a few cans for sure.

02-02-2014 22:07:09 | More by Omnium
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

03-24-2013 19:33:07 | More by CEDAMA
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4/5  rDev -5%

01-09-2014 21:10:46 | More by Jas45678
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-14-2014 01:05:56 | More by shehateme
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California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

03-11-2012 01:52:34 | More by mctizzz
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%

Slightly hazy orange body with two fingers of fluffy white head. Good retention and lacing.

Wow, this smells great. Oranges and a blast of wood. The wood reminds me of the great smell of opening a humidor. Hints of vanilla, too.

I'm impressed by this beer. It's very woody and has that vanilla presence, yet still allows the IPA in it to shine, if not compliment the rest. There's definitely citrus in there and a spicy tobacco finish that I believe comes from the wood.

Mouthfeel is fresh and crisp. Good carbonation.

I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. The white oak added another dimension without detracting too much from the original style.

01-15-2011 02:41:00 | More by Vonerichs
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

07-05-2013 05:10:31 | More by mportnoy
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%

Purchased from Connecticut Ave. Wine & Liquor - big thanks to Al for getting this one in. I've had this several times, but finally getting around to reviewing it.

A: Pours a nice hazy golden-brown with a thin white head

S: Very interesting, unique smell. It a nice mix of vanilla and oak with some citrusy hops. I haven't smelled a beer quite like this before.

T: The vanilla/oak flavor really takes command here, but the hops provide a nice backbone to the oak and it really works together well. It's a little bit sweet and very smooth. Very unique and delicious.

M: Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Nothing particularly stands out or detracts from the beer here.

O: I'm a hop lover and aged IPAs are not typically my thing, but this is an especially tasty beer. I really love the way that the oak and hops blend together here to make something really different and impressive.

10-07-2011 02:16:21 | More by starrdogg
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

12 oz bottle served in a FFF Anniversary party pint glass.

A: Exact same the regular Jai Alai that was sampled before this. Golden straw body with amber hues mixed in, a white head that leaves some nice sticky lace.

S: This white oak did some crazy things to this beer. I'm getting something crazy, almost like banana liqueur with a peppery oak like taste and some subtle hoppiness.

T: Same as the nose. The white oak gave it a peppery zing with a very sweet fruitiness. It's almost spicy in nature. Quite interesting.

M: Medium bodied with a long lingering taste of white oak left on the palate.

O: This was way different from the original Jai Alai that was sampled right before, but it is still about the same type of beer. I'd be interested to try other beers that have been aged with white oak.

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Hazy copper pint with a nice thick cap good lacing
Smells big coconut with hops in the back
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Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied bright carbonation
Overall not a bad beer but a pint was a bit much by the end

05-07-2011 20:51:50 | More by sliverX
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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 1,348 ratings.