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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,556
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 304
Gots: 182 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tpd975 on 06-13-2010

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
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Ratings: 1,556 | Reviews: 354
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This years batches were amazing! Def a top 5 beer of mine :)

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Amber orange color with lots of aired head with good retention.
Nice aroma of passion fruits, grapefruit and spicy and earthy hops.
Flavor of spiced and earthy hops, grapefruit, passion fruit, vanilla, charred wood, peaches, oranges, white grapes, pine and spices. Good malt complexity with toasted and some roasted notes. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is well hidden.
Excellent American IPA, with lots of tropical fruits, spices and a nice earthy touch. I found it better than the regular version.

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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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