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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skvader (115) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2011
Very smooth beer. Flavour and aroma of coconut, white peach and vanilla. Few of the usual IPA charcteristics remain but it is a really nice beer

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Lucent amber, dense beige head, resiny vut smooth full body, medium-high carbonation.

Aroma: incredible perfumy citrusy hops, sweet caramel malt.

Taste: bright woody spicy perfume, ton of citrusy piny hops, and some sweet caramely malt.

While most wood aged flavors seem to me to tie into the malt profile of a beer, this white oak blends into these hops in an amazing way, creating a unique and incredible combined flavor. Reminds me more of a spruce or juniper beer than one aged on american or french oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9237) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
Thanks Shawn. Spicey IPA. Medium golden coloured body with enormous head that leaves a half inch of white head. The aroma is unuual as it has the cooked oak, interesting. Medium plus mouthfeel. Decent drinkability, but I could not drink a second bottle of this too soon. bee-aye 5K.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2919) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle shared by Sparky27...thanks Eric!!! This one was reminiscent of a hunters vest...vibrant orange pour with a small white head that left sticky webs inside the glass. Aroma is bright with freshly squeezed tangerine, sliced mango and papaya, and caramel. Flavor is filled with tropical fruit, vanilla, and peppery oak. Medium mouthfeel. Unique.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Kiefdog, thanks Kevin! Another solid offering from CCB. A nice blend of citrusy fruits and oak. Wood is very prominent. Very nice work.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2322) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 10, 2011
An interesting and balanced blend of fresh oak, tropical fruit flavors, melon and light malt flavors of honey. Low-medium fullness of aroma. Lightly sweet and and substantial feel. Very little apparent alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (7824) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle, thanks Caleb! Nice yellow, golden pour with white head. Aroma has big notes of sweet ripe fruit, touches of pineapple, orange, grapefruit, touch of bready malt to balance. Taste is definitely different, notes of pineapple and grapefruit up front but goes nicely into the dry oak, some pine and even some apple, finishes nice and bitter. One of the more complex and delicious IPAs around for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle. Dark reddish amber. big cream colored head. oaky hop nose with some fruits coming through, like apricot, mango, guava, and pineapple. Bitter hop-forward (of course) beer showcasing drier elements of the above fruitiness with subtle if non-existant oak influence. Maybe not non-existant, but certainly not at the level detected in the nose...just gives off a dry oakiness in the finish. Balanced beer though...nice hoppy fruitiness...bitterness adequately and not overly balance by the malt presence. Heating alcoholic presence. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Orane pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is tropical, melon pineapple. Flavor much of the same. Oak add a peppery type quality to the finish. Flavor was nice and resinous, very fresh bottle

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle from EricAndersNavy, thanks! Orange amber color. Melon, grapefruit, vanilla and oak in the aroma. Malty sweetish flavor with melon, pineapple, lychee, oak, some earthy oily hops, but the hops are not too prominent. Well balanced. Excellent IPA.


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