WVHouseofBeer (979) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve had several variations of this beer (oak-aged, cedar aged, etc...) but never had the original Jai Alai. Pretty much a classic example of an IPA. Pours a nice dark orange-gold color with a frothy off-white head. Aromas of pine, caramel and citrus. Flavors of bitter citrus and balanced by a nice caramel sweetness. Medium bodied with a bitter finish.
lefossoyeur (549) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper with a creamy white head, leaving a nice lace. Aromas of apricot, pineapple and fruity hops. Smooth attack, round bitterness, great malt profile, clean, finishing on a cedar note and fruity hops. Great balance. Impeccable IPA.
charlotte (5088) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Hazy orange colour with white head,who stays aroma is fruity of pine and torpicla fruits,taste is bitter hoppy and dry,well balanced and nice malty finish.
CarlJonas (231) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 Bottle. Looks like it should but the aroma isn’t quite there, might be a bit old. The flavor on the other hand is pretty awesome. All the pine and citrus you expect in an American I.P.A. but with an added spicyness. Some alcohol in the finnish. Nice.
Bullit (4350) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Brewdog Glasgow. Hazy orange colour, short off-white head. Nose is Turkish delight, sweet candy, hoppy and tropical. Flavour is light malted, tropical fruits, grapefruits and citrus. Fairly bitter and dry finish.
MagicRockStu (1) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, really nice, love the hop, malt and spicy Belgian yeasty flavour
JStax (4578) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured on draft into a shaker. The pour is an odd, partially translucent copper surrounding an ugly, murky brown with a one-finger width head of crisp, white foam that remains for a very long time and leaving wavy sheets of lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma consists of a potent mix of orange and grapefruit rind as well as an herbal layer of nuances. Taste is bitter yet fruity. Wonderfully balanced sweet and bitter notes battle one another in a beautiful symphony of flavor. As the beer first touches the tongue, it initially stings, but that quickly subsides to a smooth and sticky, chewy mouthfeel.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A sweet flavour from the onset, finish becomes predictability bitter, but too sweet for my plate. (Bottle)
Atom (2066) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to Mattyb83. Pours a hazy orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma is floral, tropical, and caramel. Taste has plenty of alcohol, citrus and caramel malts, slight hop bitterness.
gpekar (486) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy orange amber with a creamy beige head. There were a lot of fruity citrus aromas. Apricot and tangerine in particular. There was some nice sweet malt aroma as well. The beer had a slightly creamy texture. There is a good hops bite with a good alcohol warmth initially. A good roasted malt sweetness comes through to balance the hops. The finish is again hop forward with a nice lingering citrus bitterness tempered by the malt. Excellent IPA.