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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,315
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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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-06-2013 03:37:47 | More by DucTourer
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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-05-2013 00:35:12 | More by Josiah2729
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Colorado

1.25/5  rDev -70.3%

04-04-2013 19:12:54 | More by mtbdonn
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-04-2013 18:04:06 | More by Lurkerson
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

04-03-2013 02:34:48 | More by hollywood_15063
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ressling

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-01-2013 14:08:06 | More by ressling
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%

04-01-2013 03:32:17 | More by jrohrbacher
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bacasnax

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

03-31-2013 23:24:05 | More by bacasnax
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%

03-30-2013 21:27:57 | More by Auror
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Hamburgers

California

4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark amber with a lot of little floaties. One finger white head with nice lacing. Super juicy nose of mango, peaches and other tropical fruit. Seriously though, you will never find a nose like this on another IPA. Amazing! Flavor is equally amazing. Notes of mango, oak and like the description says a hint of dill in the finish. Medium body with light carbonation. Slightly bitter finish. One of a kind.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 07:10:54 | More by Hamburgers
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a dark copper color with a one-finger foamy white head. Sediment and floaties all over the place make it look quite viscous. A bit if dark sediment from the end if the bottle permanently floats on the head. Not the most appealing to look at.

S- huge fresh oaky notes with some vanilla, lots of tropical mango & pineapple, sweet caramel on the finish. Very complex nose.

T- this version is much maltier than the original and the oak adds a whole new dimension of flavor. Woodsy oak notes up front with a touch of vanilla, the tropical fruit notes are actually more noticeable as the regular version. Notes of mango, pineapple and papaya. The finish is slightly tart with just a bit if citrus hop and a long oaky linger.

M- medium body with a super foamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation, smooth finish with just a trace of alcohol.

O- unlike any IPA I've had, and I like it. I'm a big fan of barrel aging and it really brought out the fruity tropical notes in the flavor, perhaps the most authentic mango flavor I've experienced. I wish I could get this regularly.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 01:53:06 | More by Treyliff
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Rollin Oats Market Tampa FL for 3$

Appearance - Hazy copper with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. It's too hazy to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel/butterscotch, pineapple

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel/butterscotch, malts, and hops. There is also some grapefruit and some pineapple mixed with a hint of vanilla and oak. It ends with a malty sweet and slight bitter aftertaste.

Overall – Couldn't find a date on my bottle, but it didn't have as much of an Oak aspect as I was expecting. Still a very good beer that has a lot of interesting flavours going on. I tried their Cedar aged version as well, and the wood was very prominent with that one.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 17:17:01 | More by spinrsx
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Grey Sail pint.

Appearance- Hazy copper with no head and a good bit of sediment floating around.

Smell- Oak (go figure), caramel malts, light piney hops, vanilla bean, mango (tropical Fruit). Very exciting!

Taste- Oaky caramel and vanilla, light piney hops with a solid malt backbone. No real fruit as was in the nose. Finishes smooth and malty with a light hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation. Based on the taste of the beer, I want more viscosity.

Overall- Soooo much different than normal Jai Alai. Tastes more like a heavily oaked Bigfoot.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 15:55:11 | More by Seanniek91
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

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Florida

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California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a murky orange color with a nice white foam on top. The retention is pretty solid here along with some sticky lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer is sweet with malt and fresh oak, the hops have mellowed out a lot, there is some faint citrus notes in there along with the malts. The oak comes through pretty strong in the flavor, the malts and oak balance out the hops quite a bit making this IPA much less pungent on the taste buds. There is still a good amount of bitterness to it still which is nice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Overall it's a very nice beer, I think the addition of oak to this beer makes this more like an English IPA but still very much America with the citrus it has still in there. Overall it's a very good beer and worth getting.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 17:24:11 | More by Knapp85
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MarshalHunahpu

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

03-22-2013 14:52:22 | More by drummermattie02
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Bottle was, oddly enough, a slow gusher. Thanks to this sediment was stirred up and so the brew, while a nice hazy orange is just full of sediment and yeast on the bottom. Nice half a finger head that just doesnt quit and leaves light side lacing. Quite nice head retention.

S - Wow, very un IPA like. Lots of fruit...was this new oak? Light pear and white grape skins. Light citrus hops, musty (almost like a wild). Pretty unique smelling.

T - Again, fun. Get lots of white grape skin/tanins, light malt sweetness and a lightly bitter hop finish. Lots of lingering oak on the finish along with hints of vanilla. Faint grape and pear juice on the finish as well.

M - Mouthfeel boarders on aggressively carbonated yet somehow smooth finish.

O - So yeah, I really, REALLY like barrel aged IPAs. The fun notes they bring to the table definitely freshens up the pallet. I dig it.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 01:31:12 | More by rudzud
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5%

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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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