Jai Alai IPA - White Oak | Cigar City Brewing

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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
Ranking:
#2,087
Reviews:
527
Ratings:
2,361
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
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Photo of GrandpaGeorg
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful light orange to amber in the glass, with a nice head of foam that laced nicely. Prominent hops in the nose, but a very soft, subtle hint of vanilla and aged wood in the flavor profile. The hops provides a very good bitterness that renders the entire beer very drinkable. I liked it a lot. I have to go back and find some more.

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Photo of BeerBourbonAndBooty
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I give both the regular Jai Alai and the White Oak Jai Alai 5’s all the way around. Jai Alai is my absolute favorite beer ever. The White Oak version is almost a smoother version with a little less “IPA bite” but the same amount of awesome flavor. This is a seasonal / occasional beer that’s not always available but when it is, it flies fast. Same ABV but a smoother, oaky taste takes over some of the bright citrus hoppy-ness and creates an extremely smoothly balanced IPA that even my dad would enjoy.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Released October 19, 2018 at Systembolaget in Sweden.

Finally I got hold of this beer! I've longing for it since it was released from Cigar City and I tried to get it when I was in Florida in March this year but I had no luck.

The beer bours hazy, orange with a huge, three finger high, beige, fluffy head that leraves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Hops, caramel, a hint of oak and vanilla, wood, pine, apricot and citrus.
Taste: Bitter hops, oak, orange, pine, hay, orange marmalade and spices.
Mouth: Full body. Light carbonated. Oila and bitter ending.

A great, full-bodied, beer with a great nose!
Saying that I still prefere a fresh Jai Alai instead of this. A great beer though!

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Photo of jeffmck09
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmoen
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dan716
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bushwack
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2pux
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stengelfoot
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmryan21
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjohns73
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SauceMcSauce
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear Amber color. The head is white and 1 finger, retention is good.
The aroma is a tropical citrus aroma, mixed in with a pine aroma also.
Taste is pine hop flavor.
Body is decent, and the hops do stick in my throat.
It's a good beer, just don't know if it's better than the regular.

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Photo of aa911911
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Medium to full bodied beers of 6% or higher are not optimal for oak aging. Carhart woodsman does the perfect job for American pale ales.

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Photo of edthehead
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
3.15/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2018-09-09
12oz can served in a big snifter. Brought back from Virginia by my wife. Canned 06/22/18.

Pours a murky amber with a small, very fine head and medium carbonation. Smell is boozy and piny.

Taste is a little oaky, piney, old hay.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little still. Overall...not bad. Not very good, either.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Junior
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear honey amber with a thick white head that slowly recedes leaving generous lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine. Flavor follows the nose, I get a touch of coconut and vanilla as well, sweet start with a slightly bitter finish. Feel is medium with just enough carbonation. Overall a nice enough beer.

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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,361 ratings