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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,380
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 254
Gots: 146 | FT: 5
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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roadhouse, Mar 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

twizzbeatz, Mar 07, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

BWarrington, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

sgoro, Feb 29, 2012
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phisigben, Feb 22, 2012
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poopsmitherson, Feb 16, 2012
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SFC21, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

baerb69, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Pencible, Feb 11, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a burnt orange amber color with a finger of off white head.

S- amazing nose on this beer. Aromas of coconut, tropical fruit and lemon zest. Slight malt sweetness with leafy hops on the finish.

T- slight malt sweetness and leafy hop flavor. Tropical fruit and mango in the middle. Huge oak flavor on the finish that overpowers the initial flavors on the finish.

MF- smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and good low medium carbonation.

D- decent drinkability. The oak is a bit harsh and char like on the finish.

Viciousknishs, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

bauermj, Feb 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

djtomain, Feb 04, 2012
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dandmc24, Jan 26, 2012
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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.

soughtbygod, Jan 24, 2012
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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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