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RATINGS: 490   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.


3.4
   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 (6563) - 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 (6010) - 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 (6727) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrmac (333) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2011
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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Thanks to the Bootlegging escapades of DrBayern, I have this gift from the Beer Gods! Pours a light orange, cloudy, with a really nice light head. YOu get a nice hoppy aroma that is sweet. Somewhat dry to the taste, the hop flavor is complimented by the white oak on the back side of each taste. This is incredible, worthy of no less than a 99. The bittering on the backside is equally impressive.


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