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RATINGS: 428   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Can: vanilla plus floral aroma. A fantastic take on an IPA. If you love a floral IPA with hint of vanilla and oak full of hopped up goodness, cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Can thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong white oak, floral hop, and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with strong dry hop, oak, and light bitter finish. Good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shinskyweiser (35) - - FEB 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 This is one of my favorite beers of all time! It pours a cloudy orange, small particles are normal for wood aged beer, and this has some. Off white medium head, dissipates slowly. Aroma of toasted marshmallow and vanilla. Taste of marshmallow, orange and vanilla dominate while a slight dill/pepper flavor plays far in the background. If you can find this beer it's well worth the drive to get it. This is a much have for any wood aged/IPA fans out there.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours orange, large off white head Smell big juicy pineapple and tropical fruit, light vanilla oak sweetness Taste smooth fresh and hoppy front, oaky middle, bitter rindy finish with a sweet oak aftertaste Medium body Solid, and Iím not usually a fan of oaked IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2338) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Clear copper pour with a thin soapy white head and sticky striped lacing .... aroma of vanilla, dill, oak and citrusy hops ..... taste is bitter and of oak, light vanilla, light dill and citrusy ..... dry oaky and bitter citrusy bite in the finish with a nice lingering light bitter hop .... mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy .... very well done abv hidden very well

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (957) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a clear orange-golden color with a short creamy white head. Perfumy hop and a candy corn-sorghum nose. Quite a bit of astringency in the mouthfeel. A lot of complexity in the flavor. Sweet candy corn competes with extraordinary bitterness. In reminded if Old Guardian. The bitterness fades in an average length finish. But the candy corn remains on the palate after the bitterness finishes. The oaky flavor is easily noted with some mild smokiness appearing mid palate. Everything works together in this beer. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, mild white head. Sweet floral hop aroma. Great sweat with a fairly complex hops flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
HonusWagner (1381) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
No matter how many times I give this beer another shot, I never can get past the overwhelmingly oaky character, which imparts a really odd astringency and meshes badly with the sweet-ish tropical fruit thing. The dill note overpowers, and I cannot easily finish even a single can. Itís not godawful by any means, but itís not a pleasant drinking experience. As it warms, it picks up a heavy buttery note, gross, I really hate this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Weezel (195) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2014
In my opinion one of the best two or three beers from Cigar City. I wait every year for this release and there is never enough to go around. Huge tropical aroma of melons, mango and grapefruit. Taste is very solid IPA up front and you pick up a lot of the Jai Alai character in the beginning. Mid way through there is a flood oak, vanilla and more of the tropical hoppiness, and you would swear there is some kind of fruit in there. Finish is long, but not bitter, intensely smooth. If you can find it buy as much as you can.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Golden, clear, pour. Sizable white head that sticks around. Plenty of lacing. A distinct dill aroma. Canít really ascertain anything past that. Taste is malty with some vanilla notes. A slight bit of dill pokes it head again, but just fleetingly so. Finishes creamy smooth with just a touch of sweetness. Pretty good.


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