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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ataraxia (377) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpersinger (349) - , California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Another offering secured by kmweaver: Pungent tropical aromas. Intense coconut oil flavor (idiosyncratic hop variety and/or fresh oak barrel character?).A lot of residual malt sugar but alcohol presence cuts it well to make it work.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Ridiculous nose! One of the best...great when the body and flavors match! I had this bottle sitting for 10 months and that was a great move, really mellowed! Get this!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle and Draft. My favorite Jai Alai treatment aside from the peach. Pours orange with a reddish tint and a medium to thick off white head. Aroma of peaches, spruce, oak, pine, and oranges. Flavor is peaches, oranges, spruce, oak, and cloves. Medium, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with good heat for an IPA. This beer is great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrmac (330) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Notes of citrus, and oak on the nose. Piney hop action as well. On the palate you can really taste the oak on this. Good complexity overall, but I wonder if I should have aged it a little longer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle from markwise. Hazy, dark orange-gold pour which is lighter than regular Jai Alai. Excellent head retention and lacing. Aroma is big on the citrus hops, with a subtle pine note. The smell of oak is noticeable but not overpowering. Flavor is sweet at first. Strong malt backbone, fading into a citrusy bitter finish. The oak aging seems to add a lot of sweetness. Almost has a taste like a fine Italian pastry. The wood flavor is an excellent complement to what was already a fantastic beer. I love just about anything aged on oak, and this is definitely no exception.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Pours a dark orange-amber with thin white beaded head. Aroma is smokiness from the oak and fruity citrus hops with hints of citrus and peaches. Taste is fruity and smoky with hints of grapefruit, oak, green bananas, and peaches. I like the aroma better in the standard Jai Alai, but this one probably has the better flavor. Either way, you canít go wrong. Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (325) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2014
12 oz Can. Tasted on 6/2/14. Beer from Chae. Aroma had notes of citrus, grapefruit, some light hint of vanilla from the oak maybe. Taste was very smooth a little lighter than the std Jai. The finish nice & a little less bitter but well balanced. Very nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2011
a great spin on a very solid IPA! poured a cloudy orange with a frothy head. a great aroma off the rim of the glass from a poured 12oz bottle. scents of oak (and slight cedar..?) along with some hopís coming thru tempt your tounge! bitterness and oak flavors hit you up front with a nice lingering oak taste. warm going down.. not an everyday drinker but definitely a great treat for yourself! thanks burg326!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
roxtersoxter (320) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours light amber with large white head out of can. Aroma of fruit, vanilla, and hops. Very smooth taste of hops and hint of oak. Excellent beer!


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