Jai Alai IPA - White Oak | Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPA - White OakJai Alai IPA - White Oak
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91%
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4.21 w/ 2,198 ratings
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
Ranking:
#998
Reviews:
482
Ratings:
2,198
Liked:
2,000
Avg:
4.21/5
pDev:
10.21%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
343
Gots:
357
Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,198 |  Reviews: 482
Photo of Samlover55
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into nonic pint
Canned on 11/10/16
semi aggressive pour
L- hazy copper, huge fluffy off-white head, lacing as well
S- caramel, peaches, tangerine, vanilla
T- stone fruit built on a base of caramel malt, with a smooth somewhat hoppy finish
F- medium-bodied, smooth drinking, slight carbonation
Overall a nice smoother drinking version of Jai Alai

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz can poured into an IPA glass. Comes in a 4-pack, canned on 10/28/16

L - amber orange color; hazy/clear body; thick two finger bone white foam dome. Light lacing on the glass with a good layer of foam on top. Caution: floaties are there

S - not as aromatic as you think. Oak and vanilla blanket the citrus behind Jai Alai. None of that surge of aroma going on

T - pure magical Jai Alai, orange juice in a beer, with the smoothness of vanilla going right thru. Hint of the barrel on the finish, delicious!

F - full-bodied IPA feel, smooth to the touch with a nice finish of pine and oak.

O - somewhat hard to find but it is a seasonal so get it while you can. Best barrel aged beers ever! The vanilla smooths out the citrus hops and I love the charred oak on the finish. Must try for IPA fans, Cheers!

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Photo of token_23223
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I’ve had the regular Jai Alai more often than this one, but this one, which I bought on my last visit to Cigar City, is also great, perhaps the better one of the two.

Look: Semi-clear amber with a bubbly two-inch head.

Aroma: it’s piney and fruity

Taste: It’s sweet and juicy, there’s caramel, maybe some vanilla, pineapple, mango, orange, piney, and dank. It is quite similar compared to the regular Jai Alai but I pick up some woodiness

Feel: light to medium body

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Photo of TrilliumFan
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hit728
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
3.35/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JPadilla
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of antman27
3.37/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not a fruit forward hop experience. Herbal, grassy and floral. The white oak treatment accentuates these nicely. Perfume and dill noticeable. Hint of peach and grape tannin. An interesting flavor experience.

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Photo of BeerMe8
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FBarber
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear bronze orange color. Thin off white sudsy head dissipates leaving big soapy white bubbles and some sticky lacing.

Smell has notes of oak, caramel, floral hops, citrus, honey, and, and caramel. Smell is complex but rather subtle.

Taste has notes of strong floral hops, smooth oak, a touch of sweet vanilla, honey, caramel, caramel malts and a nice cracker malt backbone. Grassy bitterness is noted on the back end lingering on the tongue.

Smooth full bodied feel on this yet very drinkable. Medium carbonation. Grassy bitterness is dry on the tongue and coats the mouth.

Overall a really well crafted IPA and the oak aging only makes it better.

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Photo of jhavs
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into fluted snifter.

Copper, clear, foamy white head. Bit of lacing. Head settles slowly.

Caramel and toffee with a hint of musty wood. Light hop aroma that floral and citrus.

Crackery, dough, caramel sweetness, oak. Earthy/fruity tinge like old grapes.

Moderate carbonation and high side of medium body.

I prefer the regular, the oak seems to muddy the flavors IMO.

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Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Epopt
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayden34
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ATShock
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A great take on the oh-so-delicious Jai Alai. The oak notes really help mellow out the beer and add some vanilla and earthy notes to the usual floral and citrusy notes of the traditional Jai Alai. A must try.

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Photo of tmalt
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful copper color with half inch white foamy head. Overwhelming smells of grapefruit, pineapple and citrus. Tastes as great as it smells with oak (vanilla), pine (dill) and dry citrus too. Nice moderate carbonation( smoothed out by oak aging). This IPA is delicious and goes down very fast. Even better and slightly more complex than the regular Jai alai due to oak aging. Well balanced heavy malt presence. The citrus really pops in the aromas and flavors. Fantastic flavor, I could drink the whole pack at once if not for the ABV.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beagleyx2
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JohnF
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beebs22
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
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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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 91% out of 100 with 2,198 ratings
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