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RATINGS: 423   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Spicy raw oak, with some light malt sugars. The taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, very little hops, but there’s some light citrus. There’s just a ton of raw and rough oak. Bleh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Draft at Brass Tap. I really enjoy the regular and Humidor series Jai Alai IPAs from CCBC so it came as no surprise that this one was delicious as well. Very interesting characteristics achieved from the oak. The citrus hops are subdued some with subtle hints of vanilla added. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle from markwise. Hazy, dark orange-gold pour which is lighter than regular Jai Alai. Excellent head retention and lacing. Aroma is big on the citrus hops, with a subtle pine note. The smell of oak is noticeable but not overpowering. Flavor is sweet at first. Strong malt backbone, fading into a citrusy bitter finish. The oak aging seems to add a lot of sweetness. Almost has a taste like a fine Italian pastry. The wood flavor is an excellent complement to what was already a fantastic beer. I love just about anything aged on oak, and this is definitely no exception.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6013) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2010
12 oz bottle, received from 50belair, thanks, served in my GI IPA Tulip: Coppery golden hue with a fluffy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of citric, catty, dank hops, biscuity and caramel malts, clean oak vapours, some pepper and clove with a minerally earthy tone. The taste has a controlled bitterness and tropical fruity overtone with layers of malts in support. The finish displays some hop spice character as well as mild tannic oak and some earthy qualities. The mouth feel is sprite and lively with a bit of a metallic and tannic finish. Overall a darn solid IPA but it did not knock my socks off. Methinks the oak treatment may have taken the edge off the brew, almost seemed a tad restrained.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Trade bottle from DosBeerigos. Hazy orange with tiny white head. Aroma was very unique almost like sweet waffle and pastries. Taste was hoppy, oak, vanilla. Med body. well balanced. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1350) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazed copper amber orange color with a very small bubbled tight antique white head. The aroma is very different than most IPA’s I have ever smelled with notes of pineapple, coconut, mango, and some citrus. The oak must really have an effect on the aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a nice amojnt of carbonation. The taste is sweet tropical fruit flavor followed by a nice hop bitterness in the end that lingers on for a while. Nice lace left on the glass as I drink this. The oak shows through in the beginning as well. It still amazes me all the things CCB does with a great base beer as the White Oak version is great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Bottle:   Dull and hazy amber, huge frothy off-white head, fairly nice lacing.   Very dusty/woody IPA like aroma.   Reminds me somewhat of a cedar chest.   Smidgen of citrus like hopiness.   Soft oak up front, hoppy yet not bitter.   Has a mild sweetness to it.   It does have this aroma of freshly shaven white oak.   The underlying IPA is not terribly heavy, hoppy yet not terribly bitter.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Seems fairly smooth.   As it warms it gets a little earthy and soily on the nose.   Interesting beer.   Not a strong IPA, and certainly one that has a lot of Oak character to it.   Thanks to fogdog for sending me this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4313) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
12 oz bottle many thanks to 50belair. Copper pour, off-white head. This is really nice, Cigar City does a great job with the oak. Citrus, bitter, floral hops, oak, a slightly illusion of butteriness from the oak, pineapple, and sweetness. It’s a hard beer to describe, but the oak works really well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adam42381 (379) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Duvel tulip. Appearance: Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a 3-4 finger creamy off-white head. Excellent lacing. Smell: Orange, pineapple, grapefruit, coconut, vanilla, pine and oak. Very tropical and fruity aroma. Very complex aroma which smells delicious. Taste: Pine and grapefruit up front followed by coconut, vanilla and sweet citrus in the middle and ending with a blast of lemon rind and grapefruit hops at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter grapefruit. Extremely well balanced and delicious. Flavor is nearly flawless. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Quite creamy. Goes down very smoothly. Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. I only bought 2 bottles so I’m going to save the other for another day. I really wish I had more. You could knock back a few of these without any trouble. Overall: Excellent IPA overall. I really wish that this one was a year-round offering from Cigar City. This is one of the best beers I’ve ever had and I will be looking for more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2010
12oz bottle-thanks markwise-pours a big tight foamy offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is floral/lavender/wood, 2nd light/medium malt. Taste is very floral/pineapple/lavender/spice hops with some bite, wood, 2nd light/medium malt. Sipping. OK effervescence.

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