Jai Alai Cedar Aged IPA – Humidor Series

750 mL capped bottle from a recent Jacksonville visit. Bottle label has the large “H” on the front as per a (newer) design than in the BA db picture.
Pour is a hazy, clouded light orange with a lovely, thick and creamy head.
The creamy nature of the beer carries forward to the mouthfeel which is quite rich.
This is one interesting beer with a LOT of white pepper and herbal notes. It’s really quite medicinal amongst the strong hop base, and the beer comes together quite well. The light aniseed and floral notes are repetitive but on each mouthful there seems to be a slightly different angle which keeps the beer interesting. Perhaps a note of mixed spices as well.
To me this almost drinks like a cross between a slightly funky saison and an IPA. Weird but good. I suppose the spicy notes come from the cedar, but it’s not exactly a combo that I have much experience with.
Anyway, good stuff and very drinkable.

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11/13/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4
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