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
Ratings:
2,127
Reviews:
460
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
349
Gots:
341
For Trade:
15
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3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmukid87
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teromous
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED ON 03/20/17 CHEERS 28965"

Appearance: The body is golden orange with a lot of suspended solids and some haze. the head is rocky and white with very good retention and lacing.

Aroma: I get a huge burst of peach mixed with garlic and onion following suit. Subsequent sniffs give notes of tangerine and clementine oranges. It has an intoxicating aroma.

Taste: There is this big peach flavor to the beer that tastes like the area right at the pit. It's absolutely fantastic. It's the kind of flavor that you just drink and drink and don't get tired of. There is this light vanilla flavor that starts to build up on the palate and it kind-of tastes like peaches and cream after a bit.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium-to-light body with a smooth velvety texture that isn't normally present in an IPA. The texture really works for this beer and gives it this added quality or value to the beer that elevates the overall experience.

Overall: I was very satisfied with the beer overall. It's the kind of beer that you taste, wonder if it was really that good or your imagination, taste it again, and repeat the process over and over. This beer adds an extra component to the already delicious Jai Alai that would be very hard to beat. I would urge people to seek out this beer and taste how fantastic it is. I will be buying more of it.

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Photo of TheGardener
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love Jai Alai, and this just adds to it. Wonderful oak aroma, and it still retains that juicy citrusy hoppiness of "regular" Jai Alai. A truly outstanding IPA. Lot's of depth, yet very drinkable.

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3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amedlin18
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good version of Jai Alai. All of the fruity and bitter tastes of the base beer come out in this one but there is the added aroma and taste from the oak. The oak seems to add some astringent qualities to the taste which makes the beer seem a little less sweet and a little more bitter than the original. There is also an added lingering bitterness.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psychgawsple
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VTR
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned less than one month ago. This beer is still lovely with hops but has a "creamy" taste/feel and slight sweetness to it that the base beer does not have. The oak is there but faint but I think adds a little complexity that adds a different dimension. This is worth seeking out to try at least once if you can find it.

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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jak
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kkazemi
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ordybill
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Crystal Beer Palace in Savannah. The appearance is a deep gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of fruit, hops and some oak. The taste is big on fruit with a noticeable touch of oak.

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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
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