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Cigar City Brewing White Oak Jai Alai is Here for a Limited Time

Cigar City Brewing has rolled out the award winning White Oak Jai Alai IPA, a spin off their original Jai Alai IPA with the addition of white oak spirals. Rated 99 on RateBeer and an “A” rating on BeerAdvocate, White Oak Jai Alai is a highly sought after India pale ale that is only available for a very limited time. Get it while supplies last!


A truly unique India Pale Ale, this iteration of Cigar City’s original Jai Alai IPA boasts the addition of white oak spirals to impart sleek notes of vanilla, coconut and a touch of dill to Jai Alai’s bold citrus and caramel character.  The oak also serves to temper the bitterness in the 70 IBU base beer while oak tannins elegantly dry the beer’s body to create a unique drinking experience that still remains true to Jai Alai’s unique qualities.


Tasting Notes
Vanilla, coconut, tangerine and a hint of dill all vie for attention on the nose of this unique oak-aged IPA. Jai Alai’s familiar caramel malt character and clementine-like hop flavors are both complimented by drying, oaky tannins and a pronounced vanillin quality with each sip.

Specs
ABV: 7.5%
IBU: 70

Awards
2011Best Florida Beer Championship Silver Medal
2011U.S Open Beer Championship Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer Category Silver Medal
2016: U.S Open Beer Championship Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer Category Silver Medal

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