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:
2,124
Reviews:
460
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
350
Gots:
341
For Trade:
15
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Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, tan in color, with one inch head. Taste is peach, muscato grapes, mango, and light oak and cracker. Medium bodied, slightly bitter, smooth, and medium carbonation. Nice change up on regular Jai Alai. Would get this again.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Despite its popularity, I sometimes have trouble finding Jai Alai outside of Florida, so I was pleasantly surprised find this at Bullseye in Smithtown while visiting my parents on Long Island for the holidays. Pours the part with sticky lace and complex citrus, pine, and oak notes in the nose.

Definitely can detect the oak aging throughout the sip. Lemon, grapefruit, mango, and vanilla join the oak in the flavor. This is solid and complex without being too esoteric or exotic. Goes down pretty easy.

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

Photo of sjones5045
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjvanston
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of locoformavs
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of fathercharles
3.31/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aewachiw
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Orny18
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drbenderdo
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TroyE219
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjmiller718
3.39/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

12 oz pour on tap into a snifter.

A: Body is a bright orange with a slightly hazy body sitting on top is a small film of a head.

S: Oranges, tangerines, slight toffee, caramel, and breadiness.

T: Lots of the citrus fruit up front mellowed out by the oak which presents itself to me as toffee and breadiness and you can actually grt a little of the wood taste. It finishes very smooth and not bitter at all.

M: Medium leaning toward heavier with a creamy soft finish.

O: This is a solid beer, but I feel it is more of a novelty than a continous drinker. I feel like I couldn't drink two of these in a row. Worth checking out though.

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Photo of T-34-85
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GangOf1
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brbrocc
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JandJMD
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Griphon
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,124 ratings.
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