Jai Alai IPA - White Oak | Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPA - White OakJai Alai IPA - White Oak

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

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

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Ratings: 2,220 |  Reviews: 487
Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%

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

Crowler from a trade with Brian. Love this guy. Thanks, man!

A- I'm on my second pour, so there's some sediment in here. Other than that, it's a lovely, clear bronze. Finger and a half of head with decent retention. Fades to a nice cap, leaving lacing on the glass.

S- Really interesting. Certainly some piney,resinous, and grassy hops with some citrus rind. Smells super green. Like pine trees in the spring. Touch of caramel. An herbal influence as well. Real nice.

T- You get the malty sweetness up front, then pine on the finish. Wood aging compliments this nicely, taking the edge off of the bittering hops. But, due to freshness, those hops still have a say. Love the flavor profile.

M- Medium carbonation, medium mouthfeel. This is smooth, clean drinking.

O- It's been some time since I last had regular Jai Alai, but, from what I remember, I like this much more. Beautiful nose and flavors. Would gladly drink this again.

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Photo of seanvlopes
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Noticeably more sugar than other IPAs. Delicious!

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Photo of NorCalAussie
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Flounder57
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange color with vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Super tropical, citrus, grassy, floral, vanilla, oak, toasted, bready, and caramel malts.

Taste: Pineapple, mango, coconut, papaya, peach, mango, herbal, citrus, grassy, vanilla, oak, toasted, bready, and caramel malts.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, cridp, mild mild bitterness, a little chewy, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Clearly one of the best all around IPA'S one could have. Out of a can too. I need to revisit FL to get more of these. I wish I had more of these.

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2/5  rDev -52.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -5%

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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 2,220 ratings
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