Cigar City Spanish Cedar Jai Alai

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  1. ESHBG

    ESHBG Devotee (443) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    This may be interesting:

    "Cracked black pepper and sandalwood aromas present themselves assertively but compliment the base beer’s tangerine, clementine and citrus peel notes. Balanced and juicy on the palate, caramel-like malt flavor helps temper bitterness and spice from the wood, while the distinct flavor of cedar lingers long on the tongue."

    Available July - September
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  2. Rajaholick

    Rajaholick Initiate (162) Jan 9, 2011 Minnesota

    I believe they made it last year as well. Its amazing
    That cedar aroma on the nose was super unexpected and amazing, blew me away how well it worked with the hops they used. Love this kind of IPA aging more than the spirit barrel kind for sure.
  3. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,997) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Had it years ago. It was OK, but didn't really stand out, to me.
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  4. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k Devotee (475) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I've had it, was very good, So is White Oak Jai Alai had one 4 pak this year, honestly thought it much better last year, had several 4 paks. It's like anything else. this Cedar reminded me of an Sierra Nevada Cedar Harvest idk which one, that was amazing. Point is, Jai Alai been around forever, never go wrong. Like to see Sierra Nevada make the Harvest series again.
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  5. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (8,307) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming

    I'd like to try it if I see it in Casper. The regular sure does kick arse.
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  6. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    Sounds odd to me but again until I have one why not give it a try. Cedar and beer seem like a weird combo but then again you just never know.

    What would have been cool is if the box the beer came in could double as a cheap humidor lol, now that would be a marketing gem.
  7. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (775) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia

    As a cigar smoker and someone that worked in a cigar shop for a long time, I love the smell of Spanish cedar! Will keep an eye out for this. Love me some White Oak so I know this will be right in line.
  8. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    I also enjoy cigars but I am still curious as to how this will taste. I am not sure how well cedar goes as far as flavor.
    LOL on a side note maybe the aroma will keep some bugs away while sitting out :stuck_out_tongue::stuck_out_tongue:
  9. smutty33

    smutty33 Champion (801) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut

    Would love to know if CT. will be receiving any. I sure hope so.

    Seems we just get the basic core brands here...wit, Jai alai, and maduro.

    I love White nice to see it some time. Spanish Cedar? Hell yeah.

    Been in our state a couple years now.....yawn.
  10. Beer_Baron87

    Beer_Baron87 Initiate (44) Feb 15, 2019 Florida

    I believe this is their Humidor Series: IPA rebranded. Very good when I had it and will be picking up a 6 pack when it’s released.
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  11. ChrisMon02

    ChrisMon02 Meyvn (1,258) May 2, 2010 Ohio

    One of my favorites-really unique and delicious.
  12. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,812) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    I never even saw White Oak around here this year :rolling_eyes:

    Hopefully this one shows up. I had a chance to try it quite some time ago and thought it was terrific. Their description is pretty spot on.
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  13. traction

    traction Devotee (466) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia

    How sure are you about this? I'll probably grab a single but wasn't a huge fan of the Humidor series or White Oak. For my palate the original has always taken the cake.
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  14. 67couple

    67couple Aspirant (248) Jan 31, 2006 South Carolina

    Had the 110kb3 and it was fantastic. It was 10% where hai Dalai is only 7.5. Hopefully they temper the cedar. The humidor beer struck me as the beer that should definitely represent Tampa history. I hope the jai alai fits that bill. Cheers
  15. rousee

    rousee Meyvn (1,071) Aug 13, 2004 Massachusetts

    Hitachinos Nest used to make a cedar IPA that I liked quite a bit. Tasted like you wanted to take a bite of it.
  16. thatoneguymike

    thatoneguymike Meyvn (1,162) Sep 18, 2012 Georgia

    I'm still holding on to my last bottle, I believe it's from 2011. I had one last year from that same release, and the flavor still held up, like sucking on a piece of cedar in all the right ways. An awesome beer, if you ask me.
  17. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,211) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Ah, such a tasty beer. Kinda tough to find fresh so I'll be keeping an eye out for it.

    Does anyone remember that Green Flash cedar plank pale ale from a few years ago? That beer was delicious; really great use of cedar.

    If you enjoy the way cedar smells then you'd enjoy cedar aged Jai Alai, IMO
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  18. shand

    shand Poo-Bah (1,765) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    This is just as good as Humidor Series Jai Alai was. I remember being told that Humidor was initially discontinued because they couldn't find high enough quality Spanish Cedar spirals, glad they were able to sort that out and bring back one of my favorite beers.
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  19. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Poo-Bah (1,907) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Spanish Cedar is related to Mahogany, as actual Cedar is toxic.

    I've made homebrew with Spanish Cedar, liked it a bunch. Wanted to do this as I had CCB's beer a few times years back.
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  20. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (8,412) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    If this is like the humidor series one, I can't wait to get my hands on it again.
  21. Beer_Baron87

    Beer_Baron87 Initiate (44) Feb 15, 2019 Florida

    My apologies for just seeing this.

    To answer your question I’m not sure. But reading the descriptions of each beer, they are nearly identical so just assuming it was.
  22. shand

    shand Poo-Bah (1,765) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    It is 100% the same beer.
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  23. Ahonky

    Ahonky Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2018 New York

    In NY/Long Island we get a braod range of CC products...this coincided with Oskar merger - and prices are notably lower now. 12 packs for 14.99 and six packs for 9.99
  24. smutty33

    smutty33 Champion (801) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut

    Last time I had it I picked it up at DeCiccos in Brewster NY. 2018? Then Cigar City arrived here and figured cool. Just Maduro, wit, Citra pale, and Jai-alai. be nice to see more of their portfolio.

  25. Beer_Baron87

    Beer_Baron87 Initiate (44) Feb 15, 2019 Florida

    Welp, checked the brewery website the morning of and it had Spanish Cedar available, so I stopped by the CCB tasting room shortly after they opened last Saturday (7/11) and was told they completely sold out just prior to me getting there. I was slightly annoyed, but didn’t walk away empty handed as they released In Bed By Nine, another limited IPA release. So at least I was able to snag a pack of that.

    maybe next year Spanish Cedar Jai Alai...
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  26. raczkowski

    raczkowski Aspirant (273) May 16, 2011 Florida

    I wish they’d can peach white oak. It was one of the best ipas i had many years ago and no clue why they’ve never tried it out, esp with all the fruited ipas being big hits now.
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  27. Beer_Baron87

    Beer_Baron87 Initiate (44) Feb 15, 2019 Florida

    Peach white oak would be great to distribute IMO. Maybe one day...

    So I’m hitting up my local beer store and who do I happen to see? Mr. Spanish Cedar Jai Alai! Too bad they don’t accept my El Catador discount, but I was excited none the less.
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