Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing
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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
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
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
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
Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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