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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,480
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 266
Gots: 159 | FT: 7
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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A. A dark caramel color with a haziness, but light where you can see through it. It has a thick white foamy head with lots of lacing.

S. Very lovely honey and hop and grassy scent.

T/M. It has a dry taste, but there's also a nice grape and sugar smoothness to it. It has a nice grassy taste underneath. A bit more malty than hoppy. Full bodied. Noticed some butterscotch after drinking for a bit.

O. Very flavorful and smooth for a dry IPA.

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Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance - A beautiful golden/amber color. Slightly hazy.

Smell - Wood. Hops. It's in your face and it smells amazing.

Taste - Very apparent notes of oak. There is a subdued note of vanilla from the oak barrel. As with the standard Jai Alai, the hop profile gives a very nice citrusy/floral taste.

Mouthfeel - Slightly creamy. This is likely due to the bottle being in my refrigerator for a few weeks, but nonetheless, it's amazing.

Overall - This beer is in a class of its' own as far as IPA's are concerned (I know, that's subjective). In my humble opinion, this is one of the most delicious IPA's out there if you can get your hands on it!

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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 1,480 ratings.