Cigar City Brewing Jai Ali IPA – Humidor Series (365 Day 217)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Cigar City Jai Ali IPA - Humidor Series

I say this over and over again that it is good practice to go back and revisit old tastings of American craft beer. There are so many factors that affect your ability to appreciate the beer that at any one time you never know how you will perceive a beer. Giving a beer a second or more chance is important to seeing if your review is consistent with past thoughts.

This is my third go around for Jai Ali IPA – Humidor Series by Cigar City Brewing with the beer agreeing with me more and more at each turn. This IPA is aged on cedar, which comes out nicely on the nose. Hops are woody, spicey, and citrus, with each having their time playing a tune on your senses.

At one time, I would have said that Cigar City beers were lacking. I am going on a tour at the brewery tomorrow and have already purchased several bombers of beer. Looking forward to a beer or three on tap at the tour tomorrow. Darn tasty. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 8.7

Useless Fact: In 1940, a total of ninety-four patents had been taken out on shaving mugs.

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