blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2009
bottle poured an orange amber in color with a nice thick one finger off white head. aroma has yummy sweet citrus hops, light bitterness, caramel, and a distinct whack of cedar. mouth feel is light and it has plenty of carbonation. flavor does have some caramel malt base, citrus rind, bitterness, pines, and some flowers. finishes nicely dry with a lingering bite. the cedar really makes this distinct, nice soft mellow wood, and the flavor is exactly like the smell of a cigar box. not only tasty but a cool concept. Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Man, this is a delicious IPA, not terribly heavy on the bitterness, but all kinds of delicious citrus flavors from late-boil hops make for a wonderful aroma and a better flavor. shigadeyo (3761) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2009
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
11/08/2009: Cigar City Humidor Series Jai Alai Cedar Aged India Pale Ale... Aroma: Very floral with quite a bit of perfume; a hint of orange. Appearance: Ruby/aged copper color with a foamy beige head. Flavor: Floral; hints of rose and grapefruit; fruity middle; hint of vanilla; soft finish; slightly dry; mild to moderate amount of bitterness. Palate: Medium-bodied. Overall: Quite good, but a bit over-hyped and over-rated...
1 Pt. 9.4 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thank you Brad. I appreciate it! Rating #161 for this beer.
backlogged, bottle sent by Emacgee. Hazy orange with a medium off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine, spicy cedar. Taste is hoppy with grapefruit, tropical fruit, a nice piney bitterness. Cedar is strong, which suprised me since the description said that it is more subtle than oak. Alot of woody spicyness, and oily. Body is medium, cedar and hop bitterness lingers. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
750mL bottle, courtesy of The Beer Wench. Thanks, Ashley! Pours a hazy, golden-amber color; very light-tan head with good retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of pleasant grapefruit and citrus hoppiness in the aroma; zesty, spicy, and a nice touch of cedar notes; light alcohol. Somewhat creamy presence in the mouth; generous, chewy grapefruit and citrus; resiny, you can taste some oiliness in this; nicely toasted cedar and woody presence; soft, creamy character, minimal astringency, and quite zesty; solid stuff. Lasting bitter finish: grapefruit, minerals, and lasting cedar notes; toasty, woody.
Tmoney99 (14769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2009
750ML Bottle shared by alexsdad06.
Poured hazy copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellentl lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hop and woody aroma. Medium body with slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy cedar oil and bittersweet hop flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
This is a change of pace standout beer. BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2009
750ml bottle from Knightly Spirits...Pours an awesome red/tan with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is great, hops and caramel malts. Flavor is grapefruit, pinenuts, definately taste the cedar...nice bitter hop bite. Medium, sticky mouthfeel. This is a great beer...love it... msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2009
750ml from Fogdog. Pours hazy golden copper with massive thick off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, orange zest, pine, floral hops, and cedar. Flavor is grapefruit, citrus rinds, pine, bitter hops, cedar, and light caramel. For such a massive head the mouthfeel is actually a little under carbonated. Flavor finishes with bitter hops and nice cedar flavor. Cedar adds a very nice quality to the IPA flavor profile. I wish more brewers would experiment with different woods. Really solid brew and I love the cedar. The only real flaw is the lack of carbonation in the finish. DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Pours orangey/hazy copper from the 750ml. bottle into a pint glass at Redlight Redlight: Nose is faint hops and strong cedar wood. You know you’re in for something delicious. Flavor’s of sour apple, grapefruit, pine hops, and chewy, raw, cedar bark jerky. Drinkability: The most memorable IPA I’ll EVER have. bOMBeR. Rebuy: Again and again. #190 on 07112009, DG. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Cloudy orange amber with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is like the cedar isle at Home Depot, and hops. Taste is spicy with some grass, cedar and hops.