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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bonster (181) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Procured from a recent trip to florida where I brought one suitcase for carrying back Cigar City beer (and some others not available in NJ). The appearance is similar to that of their regular IPA, if not a shade darker. Big fluffy head sits on top of a hazy amber brew. Hop aroma is subdued by the white oak, which compliments it wonderfully. Added vanilla to aroma. Little active carbonation when compared to the non aged variety. I never tasted a wood aged beer at all similar, which is a good thing. The white oak compliments and tones down the bite of the hops. Having a hard time describing all the flavors. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1233) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
12oz bottle courtesy of Beerlando. Pours a nice light amber with a small but distinct head that dissipates rather quickly. I get a faint vanilla aroma with slight citrus but not anything spectacular. I was worried at this point but the first sip completely made up for it. Distinct pine and a lot of cantaloupe as well as some citrus. The cantaloupe really comes out in the middle to end with some nice bitter elements at the end. Not at all what I was expecting from an IPA that I did not know the date of and that had been on oak. The malt did not overpower or make a strong presence which I appreciated. I would definitely drink this again when I can.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1850) - Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden with a big white head that leaves fantastic lacing. Aroma is like that of typical jai alai: tropical, grapefruit, pine but with more oaky, floral, and vanilla notes. Taste is rich, hoppy, with a nice oak smoothness to it. Fantastic, I want more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (3512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2011
12oz bottle from Knightly Spirits. Drinking this next to a regular Jai Alai - same pour. Aroma is more oak, vanilla and coconut on top of tropical fruit vibes. The flavor balance works well with the vanilla, dough, tropical fruit and grapefruit all mixed into a sweet-bitter ipa goodness. Like this a bit more than the regular Jai Alai as a sipper - but the regular is more easy drinking. Always cool to get variations on a great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2011
12oz. bottle enjoyed in my new CC snifter, with another big thanks to GodOfThunder. Pours a hazy amber color with a moderate white head. Aroma is fresh cut wood, fresh citrus, some perfume floral notes, and some fresh fruit juice. Flavor is more citrus, fresh wood, floral and ripe fresh orange or tangerine fruits. Another creative and nicely done CC beer, thanks again J!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skvader (124) - 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 (1411) - 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 (9665) - 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 (2979) - 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.


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