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Cigar City Humidor Series Jai Alai IPA - Juniper
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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Dark amber and egshell. Notes of white grapefruit, dark fruit and a floral air. Slow building bitterness with a light sweetness. The wood worked well. Awesome brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Growler thanks to 50belair. Thanks Matt. Pours a burnt orange color with a thin white head. Has a citrus hop smell to it. At first it has a bitter citrus hop taste followed by a little sweetness from the Juniper and also a little wood in the finish as well. Also has a nice oily mouth feel to it

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2355) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Growler by way of darkguardian. A burnt orange concoction with a medium white head. It’s a medieval medicinal version of the Humidor Jai Alai. The taste is hoppy with all kinds of pine, cedar, and j berries. I think it cures everything from warts to gout to leprosy. However, you should consult your personal physician before diagnosing or treating any of these ailments on your own...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2010
On tap at cigar city. Pours a burnt orange with a medium white head. A bit of lace. Aroma is pine notes, aged cedar, citrus, with berries present ever so slightly. Taste is citrus with cedar. Pretty hoppy with bitter cherries on the backend. Excellent. Palate is medium mouthfeel with a smooth finish with a little stickyness. Overall this is another excellent brew from cigar city

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Pale golden pour. Crystal clear pour. The nose is just awesome in here. Loads of rich sweet cedar and a touch of juniper pine and fruitiness. Rich and hoppy and very dry finish. Soft but insistent hoppiness. Creamy, herbal and delicious. The mix of juniper and cedar adds a bright resinousness with a lingering pininess from the hops that integrate incredibly well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Growler, courtesy SoLan. This one pours a mostly clear, golden orange color and topped by a small, bubbly off white head of foam. Some minimal spots of lace cling to the glass. The aroma shows strong peppery cedar wood, and the earthy, herbal character of the juniper berries. The floral citrus and sweet toffee from the base is washed over from the perfumy smell of the cedar and juniper. The flavor follows and the juniper seems to clash with the spicy cedar wood and the floral citrus hops. The earthy and herbal characters seem to dominate the hops and toffee malt backbone. I think the juniper would be better without the cedar part in there. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a lengthy herbal finish. I guess I am just not crazy about the juniper berries.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
A: The pour is a nice looking hazy golden orange color with a white foam on top. S: The nose is not a good start to the beer. Cedar and spicy mothballs. The hops try to peak through with just a bit of citrus, but the attempt is futile. T: Just when I thought the nose couldn’t get worse, I drank the beer. Incredibly astringent and spicy notes from the cedar with tobacco and a flavor that I would assume is how mothballs taste (judging from the smell). M: A medium body with a moderate carbonation. Unfortunately, that spiciness sits on the tongue and is only tolerable for a period of time. D: I really don’t get this beer or the raves about it. I suppose the cedar aging might work for other styles of beer, but get it out of the IPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5458) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Draft at RnH at Cigar City Event in NYC. This was my final CC brew of the night and I have to admit my palate was a bit beat up after trying 14 others. This was a solid ipa with flavors of citrus, grapefruit, juniper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Draft. Orange pour with white head. Jai Alai plus juniper I suppose, this is one of the additions I believe made a significant change in a positive way. Juniper adds a nice spice to this piney and citrus like IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2010
On tap at R n H. Pours a dark copper colour with a white head. Aroma of juniper berries, grapefruit, cedar, pine and citrus. Flavour is the same as the aroma. Dry bitter hops finish.


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