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Cigar City White Oak Jai Alai India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 473   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6490) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Can shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, graininess and wood. Malty flavor with a spicy woodiness before a grassy hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2718) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 13, 2016
Can from a friend. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, oak, hops, mango, caramel and resin. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, resin, mango and pine. Excellent IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
klaing (234) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Cloudy orange gold, off white persistent head. Nice and sweet and then the jai alai hops come but subdued by the oak. You can taste the hint of vanilla there. Then the finish is drier. Great variation on a wonderful theme. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3670) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Fresh can from the brewery. Interesting take on the straight Jai Alai. A little more reserved/restrained but still some nice pine resin and grapefruit pith to it with some lingering bitterness. Not quite as heavy as the standard Jai Alai too. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1241) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2016
12 oz can from Cigar City. Pours dark copper golden with thin white head. Notably darker than standard Jai Alai. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, oak comes on mid-palate - substantial dry and oaky notes, even more so than the original, which has oaky notes itself. Hops are floral and decidedly on the back. Taste is similar - the dry oak notes are strong but not overwhelming, though they do meld with and somewhat mute the heavy hops of the original. A fun drinker, definitely worth trying, but doesnít measure up to the non-oak aged as an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3926) - 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 (1011) - 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 (3430) - 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 (223) - , 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 (5459) - 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.


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