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:
2,125
Reviews:
460
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
350
Gots:
341
For Trade:
15
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 10/12/13 tasting notes.

Jai Alai India Pale Ale aged on white Oak

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Served chilled. Split this one. Thanks Jeff...

A ) Cloudy pale amber with some sediment floating about as well. About a half finger of head. Decent retention.

S) I found quite a bit of grapefruit in the aroma, but not overly bitter. There is a nice balance created by the oak in use here. A whiff of vanilla sweetness too.

T) My initial thought was, this is like enjoying a halved grapefruit with a little dusting of sugar. Light tropical fruit as well, but this is mainly about the citrus. I also really appreciated the white oak, creating a slightly woody flavor, with a touch of vanilla.

M) Medium bodied, and quite smooth. The carbonation was not to lively, but had enough. Nice finish + aftertaste.

O) If forced to choose, I'd stick with regular Jai Alai, but this is really a unique and tasty brew. Guess it's a good thing I won't be forced to choose. Glad to recommend...,

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin, off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Strong aroma of oak followed by tropical fruit, citrus, and sweet malt. Great fruit palate with a strong malt backbone. Vanilla, coconut and oak notes come out mid palate and linger through the finish. If this were a blind tasting, I'd never guess that the base of this beer was Jai Alai. Smooth mouthfeel, with a nice dry finish. Decent carbonation. Overall, this is one of the finest wood aged IPAs I've ever tasted! CCB doesn't disappoint!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, CCB NAILED this one. What a phenomenal beer.

Pours a slightly darker straw color than expected, perhaps from the oak.
Smells of intense hops, vanilla, and biscuit malts.

Taste is where this excels. Pungent hops and sweet biscuit malts play perfectly against one another with the white oak adding vanilla similar to cream soda. The finish is spot on with the light tannins of the oak and the vanilla a well.

Overall, perhaps one of the best IPAs I've ever had.

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Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,125 ratings.
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