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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,344
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 241
Gots: 139 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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  rDev -5%

04-22-2012 14:58:04 | More by GoGators
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-19-2012 17:05:36 | More by KevieJames
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BykViking

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-16-2012 00:37:21 | More by BykViking
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daveytheformer

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

04-07-2012 19:07:16 | More by daveytheformer
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Deshon2688

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

03-30-2012 17:14:01 | More by Deshon2688
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Evan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-30-2012 01:46:05 | More by Evan
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Johnny69

Nevada

5/5  rDev +18.8%

03-28-2012 23:14:47 | More by Johnny69
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +6.4%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
No born on date or other distinguishing numbers

A: Pours a hazy amber with 2 fingers width of light off white colored head, which takes a while to dissipate down and leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Citrusy hops (orange mango and grapefruit), piney hops, sweet bready malts, and of course oak. Some lemon zest, a touch of alcohol. Very nice!

T: Tons of oak in the flavor, in a good way! Balancing out the oak is a solid hop profile, including great citrus notes of mango and orange. Piney hop flavors shine through as well. It all molds together with a firm malt backbone that has a honey sweet characteristic. A hint of alcohol is noted on the backend towards the finish, but doesn’t detract from the flavor profile. Great complexity in this beer, well balanced and oh so tasty.

M/D: Great smoothness here, particularly for the style. On the full side of medium bodied, with an appropriate but not overwhelming carbonation, and a noticeable drying finish. Relatively easy to drink, as this is my second one this sitting, although two is plenty.

O: Overall, what a terrific offering. I am not a fan of the regular Jai Alai, at all. I think its too malt heavy without the big hop profile I look for in an IPA or really any complexity. The White Oak Aged version, on the other hand, is excellent. The oak aging adds so much. Not only does is add an oak flavor, but it balances out the malt dominance of the original version, and somehow manages to pull out a pretty significant hop profile with great citrus notes. A great beer, and a must try that I highly recommend.

03-26-2012 03:19:43 | More by zac16125
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Bobheed

Texas

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%

A: Nice copper color with a two and a half finger soapy white head. Head dissipates fairly quickly

S: Tons of earthy hops. Maybe the earthiness is from the oak though because it's a whole different beast than normal jai alai. Still get a lot of that pineapple citrus kind of hops too though

T: Bit of citrus, some pine, then goes into a sweet bready kind of flavor.

M: Very well carbonated. Pretty thick for an IPA and pretty dry

Overall this was quite nice. I liked it much more than the normal Jai Alai IPA

03-26-2012 03:08:38 | More by Bobheed
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.7%

03-24-2012 13:18:22 | More by Scout11
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Maine

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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BWarrington

Florida

4.68/5  rDev +11.2%

2013 March release batch. I have not been able to get regular Jai Alai for months but Cigar City threw a bone to South Florida and sent some cases of the oaked stuff down.

A- Dark cloudy gold with tons of sediment

S- Floral and oak

T- Delicious soft grapefruit, with wonderful tones of oak and vanilla

M- Nice carbonation for an IPA and has a long finish which is nice and smooth.

At first I thought I had been lucky and received the bottom of the barrel due to the amount of haziness and sediment but however reading the recent posts I have concluded that this batch had more morsels of goodness then in the past. I guess if the trade off is no reg Jai Alai and they send this stuff down every quarter or so, I would not complain.

03-04-2012 03:25:19 | More by BWarrington
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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