Aniela (2230) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Pony Bars Cigar City Event NYC sept 2012. Clear amber beer with a offwhite ehad. Spicy, fruity, citrus aroma and similar flavour with nice oak notes. Liked it a lot :-)
Brigadier (2610) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle
Once again thanks to tastybeer for the southern surprise. Another twist on Jai Alai works well. The white oak here doesnít overwhelm the base beer; in fact it works to improve an already world class product.
Aroma / Appearance - Idle carbonation takes it time escaping the confines of the shaker glass. A bronze base is warm and inviting. White pine, orange glo, and polished maple remind me of a Christmas tree lot in December. Background aspects of mango and pineapple add even more depth.
Flavor / Palate - A warmth from roses, wood, and orange jam provides a welcoming start. Transitioning to a robust vanilla center it tastes a bit like cream cheese. The bitter finish warms the throat and fills the stomach. I could see drinking a bottle or two and calling it a night after a day at work.
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at BX Beer Depotís CCB Tap Takeover
Really different than Jai Alai and Cedar Jai Alai. Citrus (orange, orange marmalade) and jam flavors. Unique. Mellow and lacking bitterness. Slight herbal spice to it. Dry dry dry!
maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at sampling session. From notes (Oct. 8, 2011). Mixed notes in aroma: oak (for sure), vanilla, coconut, and some citrus. Cloudy orange color. Sweet, honeyish iniitial, more oak, and light hopping. Oily sort of palate. I like it. But the oak is just too much here.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 bottle served in a pint glass.
The aroma is dominated by fruity hops, with notes of tangerine and orange, as well as oak. The oak becomes even more prominent in the flavor. Too much oak IMO. At least the oak aging has the benefit of creating a very smooth feel in this medium-bodied IPA.
O: quite woody IPA. I much prefer the regular JaiAlai.
TheHopBuddha (5) - - JAN 15, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting beer. The oak is subtle but it influences the beer in a pretty big way. Less hoppy IPA than I usually like but it's worth if you have a chance.
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DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, and another 12oz bottle shared. Very interesting fruity / floral hoppy nose. Orange creme flavor. Darker red / orange hazy color. Bigger particles suspended within the body. Good thin creme-colored head, leaves great lace. Big, dark chunky particles in the body. Smooth, sort of creamy texture. Light carbonation. Medium / bigger body, good sweet hoppy flavor. Light bitter. Nice light zest. Iím not sure if itís the white oak, but this is a very interesting and unique flavor for an IPA.
joeneugs (2577) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle purchased on Letspour. It pours a dark golden golor with a decent white head. The aroma is very interesting, but a bit stale. Must be an old bottle. Itís a shame because the hops and spicy oak is well balanced. I get a bit of coconut, pineapple (pina colada anyone?), pine, citrus. Unfortunately itís all a bit muted and stale. The flavor has more coconut, florals, pine, citrus, tropical fruit. Medium bitter, oaky finish. Very interesting beer. I canít wait to try one fresh and rerate.
Ataraxia (235) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with frothy white head. Sweet aroma of vanilla-infused grapefruit and mango, hints of peach, bread malt, and spice. Resin and bitter wood in the taste, with a rather sharp aftertaste. Smooth, nicely carbonated, medium-bodied. Noticeable difference from regular Jai Alai but canít really say itís better.
Stldsf1 (613) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oak is on the nose and color but I don't really find this to be any better than regular jai lai. Still good though
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