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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,356
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 246
Gots: 141 | 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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mcdsports

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

05-25-2014 18:30:19 | More by mcdsports
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DCLAguy11

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-25-2014 00:04:16 | More by DCLAguy11
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -5%

05-24-2014 18:28:55 | More by sd123
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huntermop

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%

05-24-2014 05:35:38 | More by huntermop
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +8.3%

At first, I didn't like this as much as regular Jai Alai, but I've really come to appreciate the subtle vanilla notes and added complexity of this beer. Not necessarily better, but definitely different than the original. The beer trades big hop flavor for subtle depth with a slightly creamier mouthfeel.

05-24-2014 05:03:03 | More by tkdchampxi
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

05-24-2014 02:56:09 | More by kbuzz
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birchstick

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-23-2014 14:25:15 | More by birchstick
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Austin_Cohen

Maryland

5/5  rDev +18.8%

05-23-2014 02:12:39 | More by Austin_Cohen
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-22-2014 13:42:54 | More by IPAIsaac
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MrWilliams

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-22-2014 10:03:50 | More by MrWilliams
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JulioH

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -6.7%

Had it previously on tap, and most recently in a can, which is what I use for this review.

Pours a nice foamy yellow beer. Heads is tall and stays for a while. Smell is a bit subdued. Not very hoppy, not very oaky. Taste is bitter, not extremely bitter. Hard to separate the oak from the hops. Mouthfeel was a bit thick. This beer was creamy, or thick.

The type of bitterness used was strange. I felt the bitterness rising to my nose, instead of going down my throat. Maybe too much oak? idk.

05-22-2014 07:21:12 | More by JulioH
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-22-2014 04:11:20 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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jcb7472

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

05-22-2014 03:19:14 | More by jcb7472
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Deltoro

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-21-2014 12:17:14 | More by Deltoro
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VTEno17

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-21-2014 00:22:09 | More by VTEno17
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-19-2014 14:12:26 | More by brycevolk
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tut2528

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

05-19-2014 01:55:15 | More by tut2528
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

05-19-2014 00:11:32 | More by MrMcGibblets
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Bier4all

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-17-2014 03:33:08 | More by Bier4all
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OU_Bobcats

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-17-2014 02:21:44 | More by OU_Bobcats
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Ctruskey

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-16-2014 23:33:37 | More by Ctruskey
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Halfbrother83

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

Poured from can into a tulip glass.

A - Dark amber with a creamy white head that eventually dissipates, leaving a thick lacing around the top of the glass

S - Sweet vanilla, caramel, followed by tropical fruit notes, maybe some coconut as well

T - Creamy, sweet vanilla and oak, with a dry pine finish

M - Medium body, smooth and crisp, really nice

O - I'm a fan. I actually may be in the minority here for thinking the oak aging and vanilla character enhance the characteristics of the base Jai Alai; I actually like this version much better for the vanilla notes it contains. Definitely an original flavor profile.

05-16-2014 18:11:28 | More by Halfbrother83
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Can_has_beer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-16-2014 17:47:46 | More by Can_has_beer
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

05-16-2014 01:18:05 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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JayCheG

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

05-15-2014 22:31:35 | More by JayCheG
Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 1,356 ratings.