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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,426
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 264
Gots: 152 | FT: 6
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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4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Jai ALai, deep copper, unfiltered.

S: A deep complex jai alai with a nice oak nose. the hops blend nicely with this oaked vibe.

T: Delicious, you get the same old tasty Jai Alai but with a wonderful oak complexity. You get an almost dill and vanilla like after taste. really nice oaked brew.

O: I love this beer and found my self quickly buying a case the second they made it available in bottle. but still probably prefer the Humidor Series Jai Alai.

aMILESupreme, Aug 22, 2013
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4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, CCB NAILED this one. What a phenomenal beer.

Pours a slightly darker straw color than expected, perhaps from the oak.
Smells of intense hops, vanilla, and biscuit malts.

Taste is where this excels. Pungent hops and sweet biscuit malts play perfectly against one another with the white oak adding vanilla similar to cream soda. The finish is spot on with the light tannins of the oak and the vanilla a well.

Overall, perhaps one of the best IPAs I've ever had.

taylor714914, Oct 05, 2013
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Anubis010, Aug 18, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: golden amberish with a solid head retention

smell: very bold and assertive hop presence. pine and citrus, some vanilla

taste: the wood toned the bitterness and citrus down. pretty smooth and interesting flavor. some interesting tropical flavors like toasted coconut and pineapple.

mouthfeel: medium bodied to full bodied IPA,

drinkability: a wow beer!

CampusCrew, Dec 28, 2010
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Little foam, hazy orange color and strong smell of sweet tropical fruit, pineapple some kiwi. Excellent taste of tropical fruit, pineapple, kiwi. A Fairly hoppy and extremely tasty beer. Very enjoyable. A slight bit of a pleasant oak taste is also evident. This beer more than lived up to the hype.

dcs1548, Sep 01, 2012
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4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Many thanks to BPreston for the chance to try this one. CCB doesn't dissapoint here- another solid gold beer.

Poured into my Dfh snifter- nearly opaque dark orange color with crazy head that fills to the top of the glass, and stays around forever. Crazy great retention. 2 feet away I can smell the coconut grapefruit scent coming off this bottle- major tropic fruit scents. Taste- blood orange fruit, coconut, lemon citrus, breads malt flavor. Wow! The tropical sour flavors hit the back of the palate last, minutes after the taste. I can still smell the coconut scent.

Mouthfeel- creamy smooth mouthfeel, this gets better and better.

Drinkability- only issue here is to keep myself from drinking this all day every day.

I'll say it....this is the best IPA I have ever had.

lnashsig, Mar 01, 2011
Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 1,426 ratings.