Jai Alai IPA - White Oak | Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPA - White OakJai Alai IPA - White Oak
BA SCORE
91%
Liked This Beer
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 warrendietrich2001
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of chrismattlin
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
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 +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garyloveman
3.67/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CMLinder
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of earljones199
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JVinson
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jpurchase
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of usmcbkk
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of humaloopa
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnPaulJone5
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
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 +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billhelm
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of B-Town
2.64/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I honestly don't understand why breweries feel that barrel aging an IPA is a good idea. Apparently, a lot of of people like it, especially in the case of Jai Alai. To me, the barrel aging on this beer is simply a masking agent whose sole purpose is to hide the bitter, skunky taste of a base beer that has gone bad while sitting in a barrel. In a way, it's somewhat successful, in that it makes an expired beer palatable, by adding different dimensions - a little bit of vanilla and kind of an earthy, mellow tone. At the same time, the aftertaste and baseline skunkiness remind me of that 10 month old IPA bottle that you find in the fridge every once in a while, that you open, take a drink of, then pour it down the drain. I like CCB beers, but I just don't get this one.

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Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 91% out of 100 with 2,198 ratings
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