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 (6563) - 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 (6010) - 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 (6727) - 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 (934) - 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.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.