fredjaz (113) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cedar aged version of the regular Jai Alai IPA. I was lucky enough to get both beers in trade with Raiderfost and drink them back to back. It makes an already solid IPA even better and one of the more interesting, flavorful brews iíve had in a while.
Swans (124) - FRANCE - JUN 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thereís an oak presence in the form of a cedar flavour, The hops are buried even fresh. A bit out of style, of course This is one of my favorites ever!.
rxeight (485) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good stuff. Stong cedar smell and taste, like the things in my dads closet with his suits when I was a kid. Enjoyable to sip on but couldnt drink a lot of it. I like the White oak better but this is still good.
Pyrmir (1453) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle, rated from backlog. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and the always-present cedar. Taste is cedar, grapefruit, and pine. Very nice, but a bit too many wood notes
auerbrau (2989) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. Wow, Sean! Wasnít expecting to get to try this! Never had a Spanish cedar aged beer before. Big popping hop nose, loaded with grapefruit and a hint of distant woodiness. Up front, itís a flavor explosion bomb. The sweetness of the flavors hops comes up quickly, but then the Spanish cedar crescendos and drowns out the hops for a major of the palate. Strong, particular Spanish cedar. This is unique. The emergent flavor is dry, white bitter grapefruit pith. Gin. I like Spanish cedar, I like the underlying hoppy beer, but I feel like itís out of balance, with the Spanish cedar dominating, not contributing. Fun to try.
bhiner41 (153) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chrystal golden color with thick foamy white head. Smells bread like with a note of guava and grapefruit. Malty front note and a dry finish, almost like citrus pith.
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50belair (1385) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark opaque amber pour with a foamy white head. Piney hop aromas. Crisp and somewhat dry with piney hops and earthy wood notes. Good mouthfeel and balance.
Lilja (998) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smak och doft av tropisk frukt, mycket humle, grape, cedertrš en aning citrus. Lštt parafymerad, oljig konsistens med en tydlig beska i toner av grape och citrus. Komplex och smakrik.
ThisWangsChung (494) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated 3/28/13. Thanks to Momar42 for the 12 oz bottle! Poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a hazy dark copper color with many yeast particles floating about. The head is a two finger white shade. Retention is fine, but the lacing left behind is great.
S: The cedar qualities here are downright shameless - to the point where they nearly overpower the trademark tropical fruit aromas of the regular Jai Alai. Honestly, though, it works in a strange way. Strong black pepper, smoke, and phenolic notes are prevalent, too.
T: Again, the word íshamelessí comes to mind when describing how the wood aging impacts the flavor profile. Citrusy hops exist as a secondary player behind the cedar, and create a minor effect of emphasizing notes of black pepper, pine, and smoke. One of the more complex IPAs Iíve ever had. It never balances fully - considering how much of the wood qualities come through, itís probably as balanced as it could ever be. The cedar harshness calms down after several swigs, too.
M: Like the base (Jai Alai), itís very dry yet unclean. The texture is light and crisp enough where Iíd call it refreshing. Good ease of drinkability, as well.
O: I applaud the experimental bend of this brew, and it succeeds at a moderate level. Itís quite tasty, but I think regular Jai Alai is just a smidge better.
bconch (234) - - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange pour. Smells like a tropical fruit salad on a cedar plate. The cedar smell is bit strong. Taste is the same with a creamy palate, much like the white oak treatment. Taste is much better balanced than the nose. Another great one from CC.
tightslice (44) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I can still taste this beer a year later. The best place to keep all of your finest Florida furs.