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RATINGS: 419   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1142) - 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 (1349) - 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 IPAís 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 (6211) - 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 (4269) - 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. Itís 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 (375) - 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 Iím 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 Iíve 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 (11076) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
(Bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, vanilla, oak, mango, nectarine, and passion fruit. Flavor of vanilla, pineapple, citrus, mango, and oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Wow, great stuff. Pours a deep orange, cloudy. I actually had a bit of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Great head and retention. Taste is a little subdued hops, very viscious. I could drink a ton of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1785) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Appearance: Pours an amber orange with a big, fluffy beige head with decent retention.

Aroma: Spicy malt, fresh oak, white grapes, vanilla and faint yet noticeable hops.

Taste: Grapefruit, caramel, vanilla,oak, spicy malt. Finishes toasty and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Juicy, sticky with modest carbonation.

Overall: Possibly one of the best "oaked" IPA Iíve had to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is the pine and citrus that I expect from Jai Alai, but it is accented with some oaked notes. The flavor is more of the same. There is a light oak flavor that compliments the pine, citrus and pineapple notes. I think the oak cuts the bitterness, which is lower than I remember from the regular Jai Alai. Very well done. Medium mouthfeel and medium mouthfeel.

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