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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2011
bottle. pours a deep orange with a 1 finger white head. lots of oak in the nose with layers of vanilla and citrus hops. the oak treatment really shines through and gives the base a nice twist. full creamy body with american oak, vanilla, spice, pepper and orange zest. spicy dry finish with citrus bitterness layered in oak and vanilla. very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz bottle drank from my Darkness glass, given to me by Mike...Pours a medium copper with an orange tint. An off white head rises about a finger, settles quickly to a decent soapy head with good retention...The aroma is sweet caramel on the front with tons of fresh oak that is also pretty sweet, its lots of wood but I’m liking it, shockingly...The taste sadly doesn’t translate as well. Its all wood and in a bad way, might as well be licking a fresh piece of wood, way to similar to cigar series ipa which was all cedar closet...The feel is good, sticky pine and tannic, a very interesting sensation. Another failed Cigar City wood beer. Skip this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Very nice IPA. Orange brown clear pour. Light tan head. Nice piny hop aroma with woody notes. Lightly sweet flavor. Citrus hops and a bitter finish. Very herbal and piny. Creamy oak notes are noticeable in the background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12048) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma and flavor are medium malt (biscuit, meal, bread), heavy hops (floral, grassy, citrus), apple/pear and oak notes. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry and biting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpersinger (361) - , California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Another offering secured by kmweaver: Pungent tropical aromas. Intense coconut oil flavor (idiosyncratic hop variety and/or fresh oak barrel character?).A lot of residual malt sugar but alcohol presence cuts it well to make it work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle. Nice orange color with froth white head, big white pepper in nose, oaked up jai alai hops, boo-ya, boo-ya, boo-ya!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2011
Sample at NOTB 2011
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with a medium head.
Aroma : Nice fresh floral hops with nice spices coming from the wood. Nice wood. Some fruits.
Taste : Nice fresh floral and citrusy hops. Nice wood presence. Finish has nice hops, spices and woody notes. Rather balanced except for the rather strong alcohol presence.
Overall : Very nice IPA, rather drinkable except for the light alcohol bite. Nice spices. Very nice use of wood I thought.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2011
12 oz bottle. Foggy orange brown with a fluffy white head that leaves lacy splatters. Nose is honey, roses, orange juice and vanilla. Resiny medium body softened by the oak but sort of chalky. Taste is toffee, mango, pineapple and grass. Finishes with grapefruit pith, lemon zest and white pepper. Hard to go wrong with anything Jai Alai; maybe a bit sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle (thanks to Beerlando)... Poured golden with a thick white head. The white oak did wonders here. Jai Alai is a great base IPA for wood aging. Tropical fruit, pineapple, white grapes, hop leafiness and balanced all the way through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at EBF. Pours a hazed golden orange with a thin white head. Big citrus, oak and wood. Sweet candy. Medium bodied, big earthy citrus. Tannins, chewy wood. Long wooden tannins, with some sweetness and bitter grapefruit.

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