duffman462 (173) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from ABC Liquors. I’ve had the un-aged version of this and absolutely loved it. This one pours very similar, a cloudy amber with a nice and lasting pillow of foam on top. The nose is big but not overpowering; lots of citrus and some cedar are evident, along with some alcohol and soil-esque aromas. It reminds me a lot of what a citrus grove might smell like surrounded by fresh-cut cedar. The body is smooth and full, creamy with a lingering citrus bitterness and cedar on the finish, which is drawn out by the alcoholic vapors infiltrating the the nose. Quite an extraordinary brew; certainly the best beer I’ve had from Florida, and one of the best anywhere in the country.
Weezel (79) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this beer. The scent out of the glass is tropical hops and that super clean wood. The cedar shines through on the taste coming in very assertive but in perfect balance with the hoppy base of the Jai Alai. The way the cedar mingles with a great IPA is fantastic and super refreshing on the palate. Superb beer.
frlrv1020 (38) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best IPA by Cigar City! Beautiful orange color, very smooth going down. Perfectly balanced. Lots of flowers and herbs on the nose. Big taste of grapefruit and cedar. Delish!
tmoreau (2065) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle, poured to snifters, showing a clear, rosy/copper color, with a modest layer of bubbly, off white foam, and spots & strands of lacing. In keeping with the brewery’s theme, the aroma was of a cedar lined humidor, with maybe just a hint of shade wrap, and a touch of estery sweetness as mango. Light to medium bodied, with somewhat soft carbonation, the taste continued the cedar, offered some citrusy/grapefruit tartness that compensated for the lighter effervescence, and complemented the moderate hop bitterness. Played nicely on the senses, ..I liked it!
Strife21 (91) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy glowing copper with a finger of white head that quickly dissipates and laces glass.
Smell is pine, lemon, orange, tobacco and cedar.
Taste is bitter hops, cedar, tobacco and grapefruit
Medium body, medium carbonation
This is so unique and different I love it.
gendv138 (253) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes, consumed on 3/25/13 at ChurchKey during CBC Week. Draft poured into a tasting snifter. Pours a dark gold/caramel brown with almost a finger of off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, cedar. Tasting notes of grapefruit, pine, cedar, piney hops, big citrus, floral notes, light spice. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
AdamBeer1 (15) - Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an amazing treatment if jai alai, I prefer this over white oak and the original. The cedar ads a complex after taste and a dryness I enjoy very much. If you can get this within 2/3 weeks of canning/bottling I dare to say stack this up with a hopslam or heady and it would be an close call. Regardless, I recommend this treatment if you can get it fresh.
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miamibrewer (5) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best IPA's I have ever had! The citrusy woodsy, floral character along with the dominating cedar at the nose and mouth make this beer a must have for all IPA junkies. I travel to 3.5 hours to drink this brew at the brewery!
brystmar (1078) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours like most IPAs: gold-ish color, thin veils of lace. Smells awful, like opening a 10-year old bag of veggie chips. Super vegetal, yuck.
Taste is much better, yet still a bit disappointing. Caramely base meets semi-fresh hops (bottled ~5 weeks ago). Carb is dialed in, nearly perfect. Not bad until the wood character jumps in at the end, bringing with it more vegetal crap. Strange, and certainly not my thing.
marcus (5890) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Capitol Beer bottle share. Bottle blew when opened. Is it infected? Orange copper with a beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a sour caramel malt flavor with a dry finish. Obviously infected, but still quite tasty.
oRos (971) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at bottle share. Beer is completely infected. Bottle exploded. Taste is sour with Brett leather.