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RATINGS: 493   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2015
12oz can to snifter. Bucket list tick. Thanks Michael. Orangey amber colored. Frothy off white head that is retained for quite some time. Aroma is heavy on the oak. Was not expecting that much. Can is exactly a month old so hops may be a little faded. Drinking after a 5 day old can of regular Jai Alai. I’ll try to be fair. Lots of oak in the flavor as well, like licking a 2x4. Sweetness and vanilla. Some citrus on the finish and mild bitterness, again brought up in the very end by more oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1775) - Penfield, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Can from my brother. Pours a clear peach/Amber color with a medium white head. Aromas of floral hops and wood. Taste is gently bitter with some sweetness. Flavors of grassy hops, some oak, caramel malts. Aging seems to have subdued the hop bite a bit, but not entirely. Force carbonation is obvious. Not a big fan of aging hop forward beers, to be honest. Takes a lot of the shine and brightness away. Rounds it out too much. This is an interesting experiment that works ok as a whole, but prefer the regular non oaked version by a mile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Light amber body with a giant white head and great retention. Sharp, fresh oak aroma. Citrus hops behind it and something like peaches? I expected sweetness, but the oak has a sharp flavor that cuts through the malt. Hops take a back seat to the fresh oak. High carbonation. Medium body. Sharp oaky bite in the finish. One of my favorite treatments from CCB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1787) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours burnt orange with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, oak, tropical fruits, apricot, peach, and some grassy hops. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a moderately bitter, semi dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, refreshing, and unique IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Keg at Cigar City Brewery, 21/02/15. Clear golden amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is spice, wooded notes, white grape must, citric pith, passionfruit. Taste comprises vanilla, spice, guava, pine needle, light wood, grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with hop bitterness. Decent wooded IPA - this combo can work!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (6307) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
Sample at Cigar City Brewing 2015-05-11 Tampa AR: heavy fruity, pine, passion fruit, AP: hazy ambery, wee white head F: passion fruit, vanilla oaky, dry, wee aceton

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (954) - - APR 22, 2015
Draft. Burning orange hue, dark yet mostly clear, with an off-white head sticky as marshmallow fluff. The aroma has aged citrusy hops, dill, sharp oak and dried oregano. Flavor is packed with juicy hops -- orange juice, lime, pineapple -- along with vanilla, caramel and slightly tannic oak. The barrel is smoothly integrated, enhancing the underlying brew in a way I don’t usually find with oak-aged IPAs. Creamy medium body; peppery CO2. Very nice, complex and unique flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Old rating. Love this one. Dark orange-red. Plenty of citrus juicy hops but tempered by s creamy vanilla presence from the oak. Less bitter than most IPA. Some vinous aspects as well. Excellent all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (632) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2015
Can. Pours murky dark orange with creme colored head that lingers. It tastes like, well, oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2015
On tap at cigar city. Pours a copper orange color, white head. Strong mix of hops and oak in the nose. Taste follows, lots of oak in this batch. Nice beer.

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