ThreeCats (707) - ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy honey with little head. Aroma of funk and white wine barrel. Taste of funk, vanilla, wood, tropical hops.
demmbonz (706) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. Iíll 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.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is my favorite jai alai so far. poured brown with a very thick white head smelled kind of week but tasted fantastic with an oak finish
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wasnít sure were exactly to rate this. I was rather off-put by some things and, curiosity aside, prefer the regular Jai Alai to this. Pours a orangish clear (or if you like the bottom, murky) with a decent sized head and ample sticky lacing. The nose is a bit strong, mainly of tropical punch and citrus. The taste is dominated by the boisterous white-oak (i guess) flavor. I am not sure if they both aged and "added" flavor, but itís huge and in-your-face. Itís good though, donít get my wrong. Blowing past that blockade, one finds the same wonderful attributes that make the Jai Alai such a top rate beer from such a low-rate state(FL). well balanced malts, very faint alcohol nestled around a very robust and hoppy character, masquerading under a plume of vanilla bean stalks. I think this is more of the "novelty" shelf.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out a hazy gold with a frothy off-white head with great clinging power. The nose is intensely oaky and zesty with additional notes of peppercorn, grapefruit, vanilla, and clementine. The flavour displays everything the glorious bouquet of citrus and oak in the aroma prepares you for. This is a perfect IPA. It is ripe with citric fruit flavours. It has the perfect balance of bitterness, drinkability and aromaticity. The hops display both citric and floral character, both lingering in the finish, accompanied by an alcoholic warming. The palate is appropriately medium-bodied with smooth, effervescent carbonation. This beer is too good!
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, great stuff. Pours a deep orange, cloudy. I actually had a bit of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Great head and retention. Taste is a little subdued hops, very viscious. I could drink a ton of it.
S_Side_Smitty (626) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours golden amber and clear with a medium white head. Aroma is spicy sweet pineapple and citrus. Taste is well rounded vanilla and oak with sweet pineapple and generalized tropical fruits. The bitterness from the hops comes across as a spiciness from beginning to finish. Awesome IPA with amazing complexity.
Stldsf1 (616) - 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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Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy dark amber from the bottle. Small white head that dissipated and leaves some lacing. Smells like Orange, hops, citrus, not really getting the oak. Orange, honey, pine hops, a little smoke/character from the oak. Really good!
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: massive oaky nose, once you get past that, lots of hops, nice and floral/citrusy. Pours a slightly hazy golden with thick white head, good retention and lacing. Very oaky flavor, not overpowering but does mask the other flavors a bit. Plenty of hops, citrus and tropical fruits, some pine, alcohol is well hidden, nice blend of flavors, unique for sure. Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth on the palate.