brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is orange in color with a dense and creamy white head.
S: Smells quite sugary and oak forward. I get a lot of brown sugar, vanilla, and fruit notes. Seems to be some peach and orange aroma in there. Maybe a bit of oxidation as well.
T: The amount of oak flavor in this beer is surprising. A lot of tannins and vanilla to go with the sugary notes I get. Brown sugar, caramel, and oranges, maybe some of the peaches, too. A pretty mild level of citric hops.
M: The body and the carbonation are both medium.
D: This was interesting. I didn’t dislike it as a beer (thought it was pretty decent), but as an IPA, it’s not what I would be interested in having.
Theis (15116) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Sweet aroma, coconut, orange, wooden. berries, citrus, high fruity, light malty, oaked, vanilla, light perfumed.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Drowland. Pours cloudy apricot. Nose of citrus, oak, spicy hops and caramel malts. Taste has lots of spicy hops, some oak and light citrus, caramel malts and a mild pine finish.
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours hazy dark peach with a foamy beige head. Slight fruit/oak/sour aromas. Very fruity flavor. Mildly sour andoaky with a background of light roast malt. Very good sour, fruity-hoppy finish.
mcberko (13894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, sent by Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), split with Matts_Property, pours a beautiful opaque dark reddish orange with minimal white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, resinous hops (despite the oak aging), some birch tree, maybe some spicy / woody notes but I wouldn’t have guessed this was [white] oak aged. Flavour is more spicy and woody than the nose suggests, with less of the hoppy character coming through - some tropical fruits, birch or cedar tree, maybe a little grapefruit, with a slightly spicy, dry tropical fruity finish. The oak aging is subtle on this one, which is good in my books, as I’m usually unimpressed by oak aging IPAs. Very enjoyable take on the regular, excellent Jai Alai.
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle @ ZZT III. Courtesy of Martinus. Clear orange color, small white to off-white head that becomes a white lacing quickly. Smell hops, pine, some sweetness. Taste pine, hops, some wine indeed. Soft mouthfeel, bitter finish, medium body.
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with an average to large fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hop and woody aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter hop flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This is another change of pace standout beer.
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of oak, vanilla, orange, light pine and a hint of carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, vanillapink grapefruit, light orange and a hint of pine with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering oak finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Murky amber body with small but persistent off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, wood, some mango. Taste is medium sweet, wood, some grapefruit. Medium body, low carbonation.
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An orange reddish amber IPA with a thi lacing off white head. In aroma, a smooth floral hops with dill herbs notes, nutty notes, quite superb. In mouth, a smooth IPA with nice c-hops, citrus, dill in finish, well balanced and smooth. On tap at brewery, Jan 5 2011.