Jai Alai IPA - White Oak | Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPA - White OakJai Alai IPA - White Oak
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

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

Added by tpd975 on 06-13-2010

BEER STATS
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#1,118
Reviews:
512
Ratings:
2,301
pDev:
10.21%
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Photo of yungBeerBrat
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this with some sweet chilli pistachios and port wine cheese on crackers. Very good beer, barrel aged flavors overpower hop flavors, but not entirely.

Appearance : Light pale brown, white foamy head.

Aroma : Honestly all i can get is vanilla and oak, maybe a slight amount of coconut due to how sweet i think it smells.

Taste : Lots of oak and vanilla flavor. The bitterness from the hops is definitely noticeable and i can definitely pick up on citrus hops in the after taste.

Delicious IPA very good and smooth with the lots of barrel aged flavor.

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Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerLover99
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmitC
4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Xxambersky89
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of caroscal
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Willmagz
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of midlifec
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a lightly hazed amber with a two finger foamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma orange peel, tangerine and piney hops.

T - The taste is grapefruit rind, orange peel, tangerine, coconut, caramel malts, oak and strong piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft finish.

O - Very enjoyable. The hops and oak are prominent adding a piney woodsy flavor to the base beer.

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4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tracker83
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 06/26/18.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 6/22/18; drank 7/15/18 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge eggshell head; frothy lace.

Oak, orange citrus & faint coconut notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus & faint coconut flavors up front; VERY dry oak notes on the finish.

This is unique, but the oak pushes this into a very dry place that I found a tad off-putting. Not one to track down.

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4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gambyt20
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sauced4life
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 6/18/2018. Pours slightly hazy golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, vanilla, toasted oak, coconut, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, light caramel/nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops, oak, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, vanilla, toasted oak, coconut, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, light caramel/nutty, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness; and oak/tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, vanilla, toasted oak, coconut, pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, light caramel/nutty, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops, oak, and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness and oak spiciness balance; with zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness and oak spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy//silky/bready, sticky/tannic, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this is an awesome oaked IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops, oak, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/spicy/tannic/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Did not love it quite as much as the base beer, but very close. Same great juicy/dank/earthy hop complexity, and balanced pale/Munich malt backbone; with added coconut/vanilla notes from the toasted white oak. A little less resinous, but the added tannins retain the same dryness as the base beer. A really enjoyable offering as expected.

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Photo of Mikecd234
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reaganrvltn
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 2,301 ratings