Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich orange pour with a thick white head. Sweet, crackery aroma with some mild notes of fruitiness and just a hint of citrus hops. Taste is sweet up front like a pastry, but fades into a lightly bitter finish. There are some citrus and tropical flavors, but not really much papaya (granted, Iíve never actually had papaya). Overall pretty solid, but it tastes a lot like regular Jai Alai.
savnac (2363) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from 50belair. Clear amber/orange with a medium off white head. Aroma is very similar to Jai Alai, citrus and pine with a bit of tropical fruit and caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel and fruit with medium to low bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a syrupy mouth feel. I donít really get any Papaya flavor or aroma in this, just Jai Alai with some extra sweetness.
devilben02 (252) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yet brilliant orange color topped by a thick, creamy, off-white head that leaves great lacing. The aroma is varied but not very fragrant, with light notes of honey, flowers, orange, and a dull pine characteristic. The flavor is likewise pleasant but not as exotic as hoped, with big doses of wood and pine being contrasted by a fruity sweetness that is more like canned peaches than like papaya. Because I know itís there, I can force myself to taste the papaya, but it is not prominent. The texture is solid for an IPA, with a resinous body that lingers long after each swallow. Overall, this is a well-done IPA, but it is far more common than I was hoping.
Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this beer. I love the Jai Alai series and look forward to drinking this beer.
The beer pours and orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the papaya with some bready malt mixed in. I also get a little bit of toffee and caramel with some floral notes mixed in.
The flavor has a lot of papaya and other citrus notes with some bread and toffee malt. The bitterness is fairly low and the flavor is all about the fruit.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks, Dan! Pours a clear orange-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of butter, caramel, grassy hops, melon, and papaya. Flavor of floral hops, tea, caramel, papaya, melon, and pineapple. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a fruity, tea-like mouthfeel and dry finish. Interesting IPA but I like more nose on them and the hops are relatively quiet.
doboy (406) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Shared with Uncle Steve, Brian the Beer Pimp, CelticBrew and DrBayern the Modest. First, Homey donít do Papaya or any other fruit. Expecially in mine beers!
This was different. Poured a light copper color with a lacy head. The aroma was sweet and hoppy. The taste started out hoppy, then went sweet as the hop flavor disipated, almost malty. Very easy to drink. Nice aftertaste.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Dan Journal #484. Tasted 6/28/11. 750ml capped bottle. Pours filtered with a dark golden hue. Layer of white head. Aromas of soggy malts and a nutty note. Medium bodied with soapy hops, caramel malts and a good astringency. Tart and tangy palate. A decent malt bill, but a little too acrid. Itís overtly bitter, but as it warms, it grows on me.
mattyb83 (734) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from secret santa. Thanks yo! Clear orange color with a small white head. Orange, caramel, and a slight hint of tropical fruit appear in the aroma. More malty than I had expected/hoped for. More maltiness in the taste, caramel, some pepper notes towards the finish, with some tropical fruit showing up as well near the end. Just too little tropical fruit presence in this, and had I not seen that it was the papaya ipa I would have never known it was in here. Nice medium body. Just didnít
ekoerper (572) - Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: great hop profile; lots of citrus and tropical fruits, mango and a hint of papaya, some resiny pine. Pours golden, slightly hazy, about 1/2" of head with good retention and lots of lacing. Flavor: sticky sweet, resiny hops, tropical fruit Firm bitterness, but the major focus is the hop and malt flavor, no astringent lingering bitterness. Bready and caramel malts nicely balance the hop flavor and bitterness. I didnít detect the papaya right away, but as the beer warmed it definitely came through in just the right amount. Medium body and carbonation. Very interesting and tasty IPA.
glennmastrange (2030) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of roasted and caramel, moderate flowers for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with hints of date, wood, ripe fruit and booze. Head is small, wispy, off-white with virtually no lacing but good legs and is almost fully diminishing. Color is hazy, light orange/tan. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation. Other than the bottle erupting slightly upon opening, this IPA scores big points from me.