PhilJackson80 (461) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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jhgrantjr (439) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 I thought the Jai Alai IPA was good, then I tasted this one, on tap, at Cigar City. WOW. I wish I could drink more. Pours a deep golden color, and the aroma is that citrus smell with oak. Very nice. There are some hops, but they are balanced out. This is a phenomenal beer!
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2012 early 2012. 3.3 - wood brings out fruity notes but the oak is very overpowering. It dulls the hops although the aroma is delicious. Finish is rather harsh.
edit, fall 2012 - huge citrus, fantastic aroma. A completely different beer and just as I remembered from the very first time I tried this beer.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 On tap at cc. Pours a brackish brown with a small white head. Aroma is oak, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is sweet citrus, oak and caramel. Palate has a medium mouthfeel with a decent finish. Overall another winner from cigar city.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to the Bootlegging escapades of DrBayern, I have this gift from the Beer Gods! Pours a light orange, cloudy, with a really nice light head. YOu get a nice hoppy aroma that is sweet. Somewhat dry to the taste, the hop flavor is complimented by the white oak on the back side of each taste. This is incredible, worthy of no less than a 99. The bittering on the backside is equally impressive.
Berard (414) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours murky dark orange with creme colored head that lingers. It tastes like, well, oak.
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Ataraxia (410) - 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.
adam42381 (383) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a 3-4 finger creamy off-white head. Excellent lacing.
Smell: Orange, pineapple, grapefruit, coconut, vanilla, pine and oak. Very tropical and fruity aroma. Very complex aroma which smells delicious.
Taste: Pine and grapefruit up front followed by coconut, vanilla and sweet citrus in the middle and ending with a blast of lemon rind and grapefruit hops at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter grapefruit. Extremely well balanced and delicious. Flavor is nearly flawless.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Quite creamy. Goes down very smoothly.
Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. I only bought 2 bottles so Iím going to save the other for another day. I really wish I had more. You could knock back a few of these without any trouble.
Overall: Excellent IPA overall. I really wish that this one was a year-round offering from Cigar City. This is one of the best beers Iíve ever had and I will be looking for more.
RRistow12 (379) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from bottle. Strong aroma of citrus fruits mostly grapefruit and some mango. Not quite as robust as the regular jai alai IPA. You do get a woody oak aroma but not as pronounced as the citrus. Taste is a supremely well balanced IPA. Mostly citrus hops mixed with a very faint oak taste but not too much. Huge grapefruit, passion fruit, mango citrus taste. Not overly bitter. Just incredibly well balanced. Exceptional IPA but I think I like the regular jai alai IPA a little better. Oak doesnít add too much and seems to take away a little of the citrus hops taste. Overall still an excellent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beastmaster (363) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2013 Bottle, very sweet (vanilla) ipa but is still able to pull hops kicking and screaming through to the palete. First beer from cigar city did not dissapoint!