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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,287
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 232
Gots: 124 | FT: 4
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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dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orange bronze with a two finger frothy white head, good retention and moderate lacing.

Aroma of oak, malt and citrus hops.

Taste followed the nose with a nice balance between the bitter oak, hops and sweet malts along with hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel was Medium body and carbonation. Smooth, crisp and refreshing.

Enjoyed poolside in Naples, Florida, a very nice refreshing beer on a warm day by the water.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2012 01:52:20 | More by dtivp
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fields336

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: light brown, orange

S: light vanilla, oak wood, dill, tropical fruits, and earthy hops

T: vanilla, dill, pepper, peach, pineapple, mango, oak wood, herbal

M: creamy mouthfeel, not rough at all, almost a nitro mouthfeel

O: this beer tastes very different from jai alai, but in a good way. I like the flavors and the best parts of jai alai shine through

Serving type: growler

12-19-2012 23:57:44 | More by fields336
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jhawth

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into tulip. Pours a mostly clear dirty orange with lace-y, off-white two-finger head.

Aroma: Interesting and intense aroma. I don't think I've encountered anything quite like this before. Tropical fruit hop notes are noticeable but are enveloped by a very potent woodiness, which, as the can says, presents a dill-like (or even, buttered popcorn?) aroma.

Taste: Follows nose but balance of hops to woodiness is reversed--tropical fruit hop flavors and bitterness shine through pleasant, spicy woodiness, transitioning to pleasantly sweet malt presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, light carbonation, smooth.

Overall: Very interesting take on an already superlative IPA. I can't say that I would pick this over regular Jai Alai, but it is a well-made and intriguing beer nonetheless.

Serving type: can

02-02-2014 06:02:27 | More by jhawth
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Ferks012

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

12-03-2011 03:15:10 | More by Ferks012
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iemailjack

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

01-07-2013 23:29:28 | More by iemailjack
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Mattco

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

06-19-2014 14:31:14 | More by Mattco
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CaptinRedBeard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

11-16-2011 04:36:01 | More by CaptinRedBeard
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5%

11-19-2013 00:34:14 | More by Cynic-ale
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

02-01-2014 02:22:21 | More by Beer21
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

04-08-2014 02:50:17 | More by weonfire
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cacostaj

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

06-28-2013 22:12:50 | More by cacostaj
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

01-27-2014 03:26:49 | More by whatname
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev -5%

11-30-2013 18:33:12 | More by Ciocanelu
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%

05-19-2013 03:05:19 | More by Damian74Shensky
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struttinj

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%

07-05-2014 00:04:15 | More by struttinj
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Desaparecido

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5%

11-16-2011 18:05:54 | More by Desaparecido
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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

03-14-2012 03:59:30 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5%

03-14-2013 08:55:25 | More by beergorrilla
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%

02-22-2014 11:25:53 | More by Kevincredible
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

07-30-2013 18:04:30 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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Danielr26

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5%

05-29-2013 00:42:36 | More by Danielr26
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sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev -5%

01-31-2014 00:01:30 | More by sunofneurot
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SpdKilz

Illinois

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

Thanks to mrpepino for this extra, cheers! June bottling.

Appearance – Pours a hazy, cloudy orange into a tulip. About a half finger of slight off white head is achieved with a moderate pour.

Smell – Pale malts, slight oak and vanilla, caramel, and just a hint of hops.

Taste – I’m assuming this might be a bit past its prime. The flavors start off with quite a bit of oak and vanilla. A hint of smokiness is present midway through. As the beer warms more bitterness comes through which is a bit odd. The beer finishes with a heavy caramel, toffee backbone.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

Overall – A decent IPA. Even though it may be a bit past its prime, it is still quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 01:07:20 | More by SpdKilz
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

01-24-2014 16:09:18 | More by waddellc2
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GoGators

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5%

04-22-2012 14:58:04 | More by GoGators
Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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