jdb288 (517) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh can. Pours caramel orange/brown with white head. Aroma is kiwi, pineapple, orange. Taste combines those with some of that oak background...a peppery note. I didn’t pick up much vanilla per the description. Smooth IPA though. Easy drinker.
AndyW68 (1069) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Insanely good. Copper golden pour with thick off white head. Aroma is perfect. Sweet okay and hippy nose. Taste follows nose with nice bitter finish.
falco242 (257) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hop character and the oak is very smooth. Good lace in the glass and a nice amber color. The oak adds some sweetness and the palate ends fairly bitter. Nice improvement on the jai alai.
Ferris (4128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Light oak, coconut and tropical fruit. Clear gold with a thin beige head. Raw oak, tropical fruit and a woody dry finish. Really nice if you like oak.
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Whaleslayer719, the best beer mule out there for grabbing this. Can date 4/24/14. Pours a very clear dark orange color with huge white head. Aroma is sweet oak, light citrus, earthy, with some caramel malt character. A ton of oak in the first sip, but not astringently so, more earthy and citrusy hop flavor, smooth malt backbone, well balanced. A lot of vanilla character as it sets.
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is probably my favorite IPA on the market. In addition to the tasting notes that this gets from the regular Jai Alai, the white oak adds another dimension to this beer. Pours a cloudy amber color with white head. You can smell the white oak on the nose, along with vanilla, grapefruit, and a hint of pine. On the palate, vanilla, oak, grapefruit are the most pronounced. The white oak smooths this out very nicely.
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Original rating at GABF 2013: Pours cloudy yellow with huge particles, thin head. Aroma is citrus orange, overwhelming floral hops, spicy notes, oak, hint of candi. Taste is pretty smooth, straight up floral hops with a mix of earthy hops, kinda dry with a rye raw malt bite, and oak. Really nice. 4.1
Update rating on 4/12/14: At my place with Taylor and Jake, thanks to Matt and Kristin! Pours bronze-orange, not clear. Aroma is dry watermelon fruit, light fresh oak, dry Melon, musky. Taste is fruity hops, delicious hops I want to drink a shit load of. It is clique but the taste has a distinct oak flavor that is a unique note that stands on it own. A really nice fruity, not yeasty, delicious fruity hops brew. 4.0
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, golden color, fluffy head. Lots of wood and orange peel in the aroma and taste, with a medium bitterness. Creamy, medium body. Delicious!
artmcd8 (1607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this can from a free beer contest. It's going on 4 months old now. Really want to re-rate this one fresh. Pours a clear orange ruby red with a white foam head. Aroma is of caramel, some coconut, and big oak. Taste is sweet with a coconut aftertaste from the oak. Medium body and medium high carb. Pretty good. Can't image how good fresher.
TK1247 (1) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a great one off from the great Jai Alai IPA!!! The white oak give this beer a different taste but well worth it. As a Jai Alai fan, this is just a good or a little bit better.