Plovmand (7807) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Pinball (11918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear orange, smooth white head.
herbal, malty, woody oak aroma.
flavor is malty, woody bitter , cocoa, faint flowery.
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 (6420) - 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 (5983) - 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 (6722) - 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.