cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark golden color, aroma is very circusy, grape fruit, pine, pineapple, orange, lemon, flavor is the same, little alcohol spice, dry finish, excellent IPA
Idiosynkrasie (6052) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Slightly cloudy deep golden colour with medium creamy lacing off-white head. Resinous hop aroma, dark fruity malt. Biting hop taste that varies between citrus, mandarin, grass, orange zest... Rather good.
Hammy78 (957) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle brought back from Florida by a good friend. Pours a absolutely clear copper colour with an active white head that dies down to a blanket with splashes of lacing all over the place. Aroma is a little boozy and citrus hop like grapefruit, a touch of orange and guava. Tastes bitter, but dies down rather quickly. Lots of hoppy goodness, grapefruit again, a touch of pine. I found that this was better the first bottle I had, after about a month it wasn’t quite as good, but good none the less.
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is sweet sweet malt with fruits wafting from its thicker white head. Taste is on the thicker side with a dense aftertaste. Hint of grapefruit not as strong as other beers but pineapple flavor definitely come througj after BELCHING this beer after a few gulps. A pretty enjoyable ipa. A bit on the stinger side at 7.5 but that?s not really a problem :-)
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep honey orange cant see a thing through this body, massive head after an aggressive pour with tons of lacing. Fresh cut hops pineapple grapefruit the sweet malt. A bit on the sweeter side. Pretty thick body. Enjoyable.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Off keg at brewdog bar nottingham. Very fresh tasting ipa. Lots of citrus fruits. Lovely.
rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle. Bottle was dated 12/11, so I’m not sure if that’s when it was produced or best before, so that may have contributed to my experience. Poured with very little head which totally dissipated, carbonation almost non-existent. Nice, though subtle aroma, slightly fruity. Palette has a pleasant bitterness. Smooth, not punchy like a west coast ipa. Good flavor, good body. Would love to try this again fresh at some point.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. First reviewed 6/11/2010. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Jai Alai pours a copper tangerine color, with a modest, bubbly white head. Some lace forms a nice web on the glass.
A great variety of citrus hop aromas. Grapefruit, mango, and sweet pineapple. A soft, caramel bready malt exists in the background.
The balance between a semi-sweet bready malt and the stronger citrusy hops stays steady throughout each sip. Sweet mango and pineapple help round out the dominating tart grapefruit hop presence. Quite a hoppy bitterness in the middle, but it finishes a little sweet.
Jai Alai is the definition of a smooth and creamy feel for an IPA. The great feel is what really sets this apart. Crisp and bold, with a light dry finish. A light sticky residue remains at the end of the sip.
This is very tasty, and the creamy feel puts it up there as one of the more drinkable IPA’s I have had.
CanIHave4Beers (3942) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dr. Owl-Land sent me this prescription, thank you Dr. for sending me a bottle of this elixir.
The beer pours a very hazy light orange and holds a medium tight white head for a good long while, leaving spotty lacing on the glass.
The aroma is nice enough from the get go, grassy with some resin and some sweet/toasty malt. Some citrus comes thorough but that’s pretty limited, as the beer warms the booziness in the aroma starts to show up and sort of crescendos to the point of almost unpleasant by the end of the glass.
The flavor is very nice, spicy up front with a good showing of piney hops. Eventually the fruit forward hops become more dominant giving the beer a nice citrusy flavor. Plenty of toasty malt shines through but the beer remains relatively dry & the alcohol so prevalent in the aroma is no where to be found in the flavor.
Very enjoyable beer. Thanks Danny!
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hoppy aroma and flavor. Good malt backing with a nice finish.