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:
#2,387
Reviews:
523
Ratings:
2,348
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
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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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Photo of MrOH
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy deep gold, with a finger of white head. Nice lace and retention.
Digging the nose: citrus, tropical, a little dank, and a bit of coconut
Flavor is interesting- follows the nose, but with the coconut being more prominent, and with a fair amount of vanilla and fresh wood. Bitterness is spot on
The astringency from the wood is a touch too much, but otherwise almost perfect for an IPA
An interesting beer that I've enjoyed drinking, but not sure if it would be a repeat purchase

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Photo of pkalix
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of ian_graf
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodlavers
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

From the can, it pours a clear amber with a really nice head that lasts. Lots of hops, primarily citrus hops and pineapple. The taste is citrus on the tongue. Nice!

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.69/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I love regular Jai Alai, so I was excited to try this beer. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. I don’t think it’s a knock on the beer, but I’m learning that I just don’t like IPA aged on wood.

It’s OK and a bit unique, but I just don’t dig the flavor. It has a dry, coconut, woody taste, which is probably by design. I do like the dry finish. You can tell it’s well made, but it’s just not for me.

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Photo of DAS30
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,348 ratings