koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Appearance: Fairly clear orange sunburst with honey folds and a 3 finger off white crown that shows lots of lace and retention.
Smell: Loads of character here. Good floral and herbal hop notes crash into a sophisticated and sexy cedar chip humidor like quality. Tobacco comes to mind but only associatively, it is the cedar chips triggering that more than anything.
Taste: Not as pungent as the nose, but again a seemless blend of hops and cedar. I’m really impressed by the combination.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and well carbonated. A touch too crisp for my liking.
Drinkability: Nice flavor profile, crisp mouthfeel, and an abv below 8% makes this brew score well in the drinkability department.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-21-2009 Strife21 (338) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
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. jrmac (335) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Pours a orange amber with huge fluffy white head. Nose is subtle cedar. Also citrus and pine cone. Taste is smooth with hints of cedar. Nice hop Notes and malty on the finish. Great beer! Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2009
750 ml bottle. Thanks DChmela!
Rich coppery pour with a nice lacie head. Citrus Pine nuts dark malts. Flowery finish. hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Pours dark amber with big frothy white head. Aroma is cedar, citrus hops, peaches, and smoke. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, black pepper, and a smokey cedar bite. Amazing IPA.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Murky copper pour with a half inch off-white head. Tons of citrus hop swim in a sea of cedar. Like opening up a cigar box or a cedar chest. Taste is similar to the original Jai Alai, but turned completely on its head. Nice balance between sweet and bitter. The cedar adds a completely different dimension. Very complex. It lends a soft, mellow, vanilla and wood flavor to the beer. Unbelievable. Nice medium body with a touch of sticky resin. Amazing beer. RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle, extra from newcigarz. Mostly clear amber with a huge off-white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel, wood. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, with the cedar coming in quite strongly, some alcohol as well. Finish is mostly dry and hoppy, a little sweet. Full bodied, moderate carbonation. This drinks like a big DIPA, and I’m not a fan of the cedar at all. asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark orange-brown with a slightly off white head that leaves bold lacing on the glass. Aroma is orange, lemon zest, spice, hints of caramel, and the spanish cedar. It smells as though I am in a walk-in humidor. Flavor is grapefruit upfront followed by spiciness and slight hints of vanilla. On the palate the beer is extremely bright and crisp with the hops that are enhanced by the spanish cedar, there is a malt backbone that provides just the right amount of sweetness so there is no lingering bitterness. I wish I had a cigar to pair. This is simply wonderful! misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2010
22 ounce bomber shared with some newly met beer enthusiasts. thanks guys. A hazy orangish pour off white creamy head.Taste of caramel, citrus, wood.nice bitter cedar aftertaste . would go great with a cigar FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2011 Dark honey color. Smells of what I assume to be cedar. Pretty good beer this one.