koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Fairly clear orange sunburst with honey folds and a 3 finger off white crown that shows lots of lace and retention.
Smell: Loads of character here. Good floral and herbal hop notes crash into a sophisticated and sexy cedar chip humidor like quality. Tobacco comes to mind but only associatively, it is the cedar chips triggering that more than anything.
Taste: Not as pungent as the nose, but again a seemless blend of hops and cedar. Iím really impressed by the combination.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and well carbonated. A touch too crisp for my liking.
Drinkability: Nice flavor profile, crisp mouthfeel, and an abv below 8% makes this brew score well in the drinkability department.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-21-2009
revolution2718 (334) - New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2014 Pours somewhat hazy dark golden with half finger of wispy head. Nose is lots of grapefruit, floral hops, cedar, I totally get the humidor Spanish cedar cigar box note. Taste starts off with grapefruit and citrus, then I get a ton of cedar and wood, then we get that bitter grapefruit peel and woody cigar box on the finish, also I get cinnamon and more cedar in the aftertaste. Balanced between the bitter grapefruit peel and he sweetness of the fruit, and a lot of cedar and wood smoothing it out. Very cool take on an ipa. Sweetens and fruiter as it warms.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jrmac (331) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a orange amber with huge fluffy white head. Nose is subtle cedar. Also citrus and pine cone. Taste is smooth with hints of cedar. Nice hop Notes and malty on the finish. Great beer!
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Thanks DChmela!
Rich coppery pour with a nice lacie head. Citrus Pine nuts dark malts. Flowery finish.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky copper pour with a half inch off-white head. Tons of citrus hop swim in a sea of cedar. Like opening up a cigar box or a cedar chest. Taste is similar to the original Jai Alai, but turned completely on its head. Nice balance between sweet and bitter. The cedar adds a completely different dimension. Very complex. It lends a soft, mellow, vanilla and wood flavor to the beer. Unbelievable. Nice medium body with a touch of sticky resin. Amazing beer.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark amber with big frothy white head. Aroma is cedar, citrus hops, peaches, and smoke. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, black pepper, and a smokey cedar bite. Amazing IPA.
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, extra from newcigarz. Mostly clear amber with a huge off-white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel, wood. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, with the cedar coming in quite strongly, some alcohol as well. Finish is mostly dry and hoppy, a little sweet. Full bodied, moderate carbonation. This drinks like a big DIPA, and Iím not a fan of the cedar at all.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Pours dark orange-brown with a slightly off white head that leaves bold lacing on the glass. Aroma is orange, lemon zest, spice, hints of caramel, and the spanish cedar. It smells as though I am in a walk-in humidor. Flavor is grapefruit upfront followed by spiciness and slight hints of vanilla. On the palate the beer is extremely bright and crisp with the hops that are enhanced by the spanish cedar, there is a malt backbone that provides just the right amount of sweetness so there is no lingering bitterness. I wish I had a cigar to pair. This is simply wonderful!
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bomber shared with some newly met beer enthusiasts. thanks guys. A hazy orangish pour off white creamy head.Taste of caramel, citrus, wood.nice bitter cedar aftertaste . would go great with a cigar
bconch (312) - - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange pour. Smells like a tropical fruit salad on a cedar plate. The cedar smell is bit strong. Taste is the same with a creamy palate, much like the white oak treatment. Taste is much better balanced than the nose. Another great one from CC.