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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,316
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 237
Gots: 130 | 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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Jaxbrew

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ahhhh, another wonderful offering from Cigar City. I was quite fortunate to be one of my lbs when this was delivered. The beer guru never heard of it and was intrigued by its existence. I took the 4 pack home along with the Hopped on the High Seas Citra and new I was in for a treat! My first impression was coconut. The oak barrel contributed such a wonderful coconut flavor to this already stellar brew. I felt like I was on a tropical beach in the dead of winter. We actually had about a foot of snow on the ground when I popped the tab. Try this beer if you like Jai Alai. I love coconut and that's all I could think of with this brew. Awesome job!!

Serving type: can

03-21-2014 02:13:43 | More by Jaxbrew
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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rpetroni

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Jnet0125

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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ksbuell

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Jaycase

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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allenson21

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cigar City Brewing - White Oak Aged Jai Alai, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a hazy deep caramel amber with a huge foamy head that retains some and leaves a ton of lacing.

Smell - The oak is definitely center stage with the juicy hop profile next and malt buried somewhere underneath.

Taste - Hoppy citrus with a wave of smooth woody oaky vanilla after and a pine wood finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and drinkable, refreshing pine. Rests dill.

Overall - I really liked this brew, hard to get into these wood-aged IPAs but it is an acquired taste, I'd like to get my hands on some more varieties.

Serving type: can

03-16-2014 16:05:46 | More by JMScowcroft
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Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Georgia

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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 1,316 ratings.