nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Megatron (5) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
drfabulous (6323) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
TheBeerGod (5949) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
AmEricanbrew (6657) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours burnt orange with a small white head even with an aggressive pour. Aromas of oak and hops. Flavors of citrus intermingled with vanilla. Finishes clean. Overall a very good IPA.
jrmac (333) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes of citrus, and oak on the nose. Piney hop action as well. On the palate you can really taste the oak on this. Good complexity overall, but I wonder if I should have aged it a little longer.