Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing
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4.35/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
poured 12oz bottle into snifter. bottled 9/3/13
A - Dark muddy orange with suspended floaties throughout the liquid. A 1.5 finger eggshell white head with fair retention, drops to nothing more than a thin ring. Lacing is small and spotty.
S - This smells unique and awesome! Oak, vanilla, sweet citrus, and some type of sweet baked bread quality. The aroma is very nice.
T - First and foremost I get a quick, sweet taste of baked bread and vanilla, with some oak notes. This is quickly cast aside to let the bitter citrus hops into play, with grapefruit and some pine most dominant. This is a very complex and interesting IPA.
M - Medium body with a slick, oily feel. There is definitely a bitter quality from the hops and oak.
O - A creative and complex IPA that stands out. CC is sure having a fun time coming up with awesome beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2013 17:38:05 | More by Ri0
4.15/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From 10/12/13 tasting notes.
Jai Alai India Pale Ale aged on white Oak
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Served chilled. Split this one. Thanks Jeff...
A ) Cloudy pale amber with some sediment floating about as well. About a half finger of head. Decent retention.
S) I found quite a bit of grapefruit in the aroma, but not overly bitter. There is a nice balance created by the oak in use here. A whiff of vanilla sweetness too.
T) My initial thought was, this is like enjoying a halved grapefruit with a little dusting of sugar. Light tropical fruit as well, but this is mainly about the citrus. I also really appreciated the white oak, creating a slightly woody flavor, with a touch of vanilla.
M) Medium bodied, and quite smooth. The carbonation was not to lively, but had enough. Nice finish + aftertaste.
O) If forced to choose, I'd stick with regular Jai Alai, but this is really a unique and tasty brew. Guess it's a good thing I won't be forced to choose. Glad to recommend...,
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2013 03:35:44 | More by RoamingGnome
Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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