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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,368
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 252
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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4/5  rDev -5%

huntermop, May 24, 2014
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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.

tkdchampxi, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

kbuzz, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

birchstick, May 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Austin_Cohen, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

IPAIsaac, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

MrWilliams, May 22, 2014
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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.

JulioH, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Notacraftdrinker, May 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

jcb7472, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Deltoro, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

VTEno17, May 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

brycevolk, May 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

tut2528, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

MrMcGibblets, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Bier4all, May 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

OU_Bobcats, May 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Ctruskey, May 16, 2014
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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.

Halfbrother83, May 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Can_has_beer, May 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Stillmakingnoise, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

JayCheG, May 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

RussBeercier, May 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

GGRECH, May 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

thampel09, May 13, 2014
Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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