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Cigar City White Oak Jai Alai India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3725) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2016
29 Jan 2016, can. Gold. Nose is tropican fruit, pineapple. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Pineapple with hints of oak. Nice enough.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (843) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
Can from trade. Thanks Jason. Aroma: Iím not gonna lie. I read the deScription of the beer and it indeed smells dill and vanilla. This is quite oaky and citrusy. App: hazy copper, medium white head, great lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, woody, soft carbonation, light sweetness, light short bitter finish. Overall: pretty good. Really nice integration of the wine barrel. Damn. That aroma is amazing! Really well made.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2016
Keg at Craft Covent Garden. Aroma is great, oaky, cheesy, gooseberry, fruity, berries. Taste is great too. Had the citrus IPA thing happening, but the finish is almost saison like. Lots of wood, herbal, berries and yoghurt. Great stuff

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidezdonz (141) - , HONG KONG - DEC 23, 2015
A 12 fl oz can with a canned on date of 17th November 2015 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It poured a clear golden orange colour with a two finger white head with lots of stringy lacing. Aromas of tropical mango, pineapple and peach with some citrus grapefruit followed by hints of vanilla and dill. Taste is strong vanilla and oak upfront with mango and peach supporting and hints of grapefruit. Dry, medium bodied with light carbonation. I have not tried the original base IPA yet as I havenít been able to get my hands on any. However, although this is not the first barrel aged IPA that Iíve tried, I havenít tasted any beer like this one before. The tropical fruit taste mixed with vanilla was interesting and a refreshing change.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Oct 2015 - Keg at Route CBC event, Clapham as íCigar City Jai Alai White Oakí. Hazy orange, still, foamy orange-hued head. Aroma is tangerine, buttery oak, lightly floral. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is grape juice, elderflower, lightly floral, soft woody notes. Very tasty. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1473) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Poured from a can dated 11/17/2015. Aroma is interesting with some light caramel notes as well as cracker and biscuit. Some light oak notes. Quite a bit of stone fruit with some spicy hop resin as well. Pours a slightly hazy, bright copper color with some orange hues and a medium sized, moderately thick, white head that recedes to a thin film that lingers. Medium lacing and small legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with a moderate oak note. Some light caramel, biscuit and cracker malt notes. Moderately strong bitterness that lingers into the finish. Moderate hop notes with a spicy note as well as some grapefruit and pine resin. Medium light stone fruit notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an interesting IPA and I think the darker malt profile works well with the oak,but its definitely not my favorite beer. Hops are a bit muted as well and there are quite a bit of stone fruit esters from the yeast.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madelfonatree (303) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Canned November 17, 2015. Enjoyed in a stemless snifter. Look - Darker, hazier orange than the regular version. A solid finger of medium bubbled head. Lacing is great. Head settles to more than a ring. Smell - Vanilla. Orange, Citrus. Bread. Bubblegum. Taste - Bubblegum. Vanilla. Orange. Not a strong flavor. Pine. Feel - Flat compared to head. Watery. Dries up in the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Can to glass at Leftovers. Orange clear, small head. Vanilla, citrus, cracker. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2015
Keg @The Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell. Pours pink reddish amber with a good solid white head. Nose is wood, resin, white wine and quite odd plasticine (play-doh). Big cranberry taste for me, slightly sweet finish, very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5699) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Orange pour with clinging off white head and lace. Aroma is resiny floral hops and oak. Flavor is semi sweet malt, oaky, vanilla, floral notes and a nice hard bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. A smooth 7.5


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