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:
2,176
Reviews:
477
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
346
Gots:
356
For Trade:
16
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Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of myuncle
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of madelfonatree
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned November 17, 2015. Enjoyed in a stemless snifter.

Look - Darker, hazier orange than the regular version. A solid finger of medium bubbled head. Lacing is great. Head settles to more than a ring.

Smell - Vanilla. Orange, Citrus. Bread. Bubblegum.

Taste - Bubblegum. Vanilla. Orange. Not a strong flavor. Pine.

Feel - Flat compared to head. Watery. Dries up in the tongue.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of chrismattlin
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Docrock
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So much better from last year (2015) to his year (2016). Last year (on draft in the taproom) the oak was just way too overpowering. Much more cohesive product this year. Same great Jai Alai, but slightly mellowed with (now) a pleasant oakiness added to the mix.

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Photo of sheenisgod
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garyloveman
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CMLinder
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of earljones199
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejohnson654
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JVinson
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jpurchase
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of usmcbkk
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of humaloopa
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnPaulJone5
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a perfect amber color with a large white head on top. Can smell hops and citrus along with oak. Has a very oaky taste that takes away from the fruit in regular Jai Alai.

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Photo of Lynn
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billhelm
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,176 ratings.
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