scampycampy (39) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is even better than the regular Jai Alai. The oak really brings out the hoppiness even more so. If you are not a fan of IPAs, donít bother. Itís an augmented hoppy in both aroma and taste. Dry finish with lingering floral and hop flavor.
Beer_nerd305 (4) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a hoppy yet sweet smell from the oak barrels. It has a golden to amber color and cloudy. Minimal head. It has a bitter sweet taste. Medium body with a thick texture. Overall one of my favorite year round beers
b79turner (239) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can, I love the original but the oak aging really takes this one up a notch! Fantastic beer, so complex! Too bad itís so tough to find.
deekyn (1325) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - who knows, I drank it from the can. S - interesting aromas, reminds me of a pineapple dumb dumb. Notes of coconut, dill, pine and canned peaches. M - medium body with shiny bright carb. Dry and a little thicker end. T - a tropical sweet ipa. Canned Pineapple, coconut, dill, oak, canned peaches. Pine, lemon zest and unsweet ruby red grapefruit. O - quite good. Tropical. 3.8
Gamin (135) - Brockport, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Call me crazy, but I think I get hints of coconut in this beer, both in the aroma and aftertaste. Iím not a huge coconut fan but it kind of works here. Otherwise this is a very mellowed version of Jai Alai. Itís a smooth drinker but a lot different from itís non-aged sibling.
Machinari_Diem (58) - - FEB 24, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Candy in my mouth. The addition of white oak in jai alai kicked the ipa up the extra notch I didn't even know it could reach.
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can Ė domed this morning, hair of the dog style. Aroma is pine, coconut, some cream pie and light stone fruit. Domed out of the can, so I did not get a chance to see the color and head, but untappd tells me that its clear burnt orange with a nice eggshell foam. Taste is up front vanilla cream pie with waves of coconut, like toasty oak and pine. Love the tropical flavors of peach and coconut. Body is medium, creamy, pillowy, with nice soft carbonation. Finish is light bitterness, stone fruit, oak, and more coconut. Didnít expect this much tropical flavor and itís very different than the first can Iíve tried. Excellent!
PotjeBier (1862) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can (canned in January 2014). Clear, light amber color. Thin, off white head, with 1 bubble layer retention. Aromaís out of the glass: wood, oak, vanilla, still subtle. Once in the mouth, retronasal, it becomes a true oak bomb, heavy vanilla, oak, tannins, bitterhop and malty sweetness. Flavor is rather sweet, vanilla, and rather bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes somewhat dry, tannins, and eventually quite bitter. Good experiment and I really like this. Superb.
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at wholefoods... Amber... Big white head... Bug zezty fruit... Light woody nose... Over fizzy... Sweet mslts... Zezty orange... Big juicy fruits.... Light dry hop... Big orange... Zezty sharp almost floral
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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