Beer Review: CIGAR CITY WHITE OAK JAI ALAI

Beer Review: CIGAR CITY WHITE OAK JAI ALAI

The liquid cascades into the glass, revealing an amber-orange hue that catches the eye. A voluminous beige head forms, displaying commendable retention as it rests atop the brew.

Aroma:

The olfactory experience begins with a medley of spicy malt, freshly imparted oak, subtle white grape notes, vanilla undertones, and a restrained yet perceptible hop presence.

Taste:

Upon savoring, the palate encounters a symphony of flavors—grapefruit tang, rich caramel sweetness, subtle hints of vanilla, pronounced oakiness, and a spicy malt backbone. The finale brings forth a toasty and lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel:

The beer coats the palate with a juicy and sticky texture, accompanied by a restrained carbonation that contributes to the overall drinking experience.

Overall:

In the realm of “oaked” IPAs, Cigar City Brewing’s White Oak Jai Alai asserts itself as a formidable contender. The amalgamation of flavors, from the vibrant citrus notes to the toasty bitterness, crafts an exceptional drinking experience. At 7.5% abv, this offering strikes a delicate balance, making it a noteworthy addition to the roster of exceptional India Pale Ales.