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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This is an American White Oak-aged version of Jai Alai India Pale Ale. The white oak adds smoothing notes of vanilla and slight hints of dill to the aroma and flavor profile. The finish is elegantly dry due to the light tannin notes from oak aging and though still loaded with hop flavor, hop bitterness is more restrained.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7807) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a fluffy off white head. Thanks Hopscotch! The aroma is oak, citrus, bread, sweet malt, peach, sweet caramel and flowers. The flavour is citrus, pine, grape fruit, oak, fresh wood and sweet caramel. Weird but still very tasty mix of fresh wood and loads of hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
clear orange, smooth white head. herbal, malty, woody oak aroma. flavor is malty, woody bitter , cocoa, faint flowery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Pour from a bottle gave a similar color to the classic Jai Alai brew. Same good balanced beer with a good good dose of fresh new tasting oak. The woody flavor stays with you through to the finish. A bit strong for my taste and prefer the original. Fun to try it nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2011
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep golden with orange hues and a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty light caramel malty nose with a good amount of resiny hops and fresh oak. Body starts with good fullness and light malty sweetness with an interesting buttery oak flavor before a drier citrusy hoppy finish. I don’t think the buttery character is from diacetyl, but something having to do with the oak. I prefer the regular Jai Alai.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle. Split with James and Vinnie. Courtesy of James. Pours a golden, hazy clouded yellow with a thick, creamy beige head. Aroma of buttery oak, honey, nectarines, slight grapefruit and subtle strawberry. Medium bodied with a slight, yet smooth and supple palate. Velevety butter and oak flavors mingle in the finish with some dry earth. Very good, mellow, approachable IPA. I still prefer the Humidor Series the most, though. There’s simply no beating the fresh cedar and orange combonation created in that beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Aroma has sticky hops, oak, pretty woody, some caramel sweetness. Flavor still has some piney citrus hops and a bit of oak. A faint spice, nice body.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Megatron (5) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011 does not count
Bonus from MikeLuke23 in a recent trade. I already liked Jai Alai so I was jazzed to try this. Aroma: Smells like coconut and grapefruit for sure. Really dig it. Appearance: Rather murky burnt orange color with a thin white head. Taste: Love it, the oak really adds some great coconut flavor to this already enjoyable ipa. I am really looking forward to my trip to florida this month so I can pick up a of these to take home with me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6420) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 6, 2011
12 ounce thanks to MikeLuke23. Solid return of the tasty Jai Alai. But this time, the oak lends a strong coconut taste. Really enjoyable. Thanks!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5983) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is peach, wet hops, toasted coconut, and caramel. Taste is wet hops, pine, toasted coconut, caramel, sweet malt, oak, and soft booze. Body is medium-full and resinous with a creamy carbonation. Ends with more resinous wet hops, coconut, caramel, and oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6722) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Hazy amber color/ lasting ivory sheen. Pungent spicy caramel, dry wood, fruity aromas. Rich smooth mouthfeel. Nice light pit fruit, caramel, dry wood flavors with spicy hoppage--very good.


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