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RATINGS: 418   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2011
bit of a gushing bottle. tall-building sand colored head on a cloudy vermilion body. head settles down into patchy sea foam. intense gum, candy and fruit nose; sugary mandarin orange-flavored gelatin chews; vanilla-flavored gum; bit of a rough edge due to the oak. heavy oiliness. apparent sweetness is high. could be classified as candy. medium body up front thinning across mid-palate and frothing substantially. notes of sour wood-flavored gelatinous chewy candy and vanilla-scented candle wax / wood oil. puckering, drying finish with late creeper tannins. why so chewy? i think i’ve tasted this once before, in the air in the back of cost plus world market, between the wooden kitchen accessories and utensils and the packaged spice, hot sauce and olive aisle.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 My Bottom Line :
Toasted oak and citrusy, coniferous hops merge within this IPA’s soft caramel malts, building a cushy brew.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy head of foam lingers atop the cloudy amber. Side by side with the ’regular’ Jai Alai, this White Oak was surprisingly darker.
-The fluffy effervescence and supple residual sugars build a comfortable mouthfeel.
-The flavor profile is very appealing; the perfect blend of wood and characterful tropical fruit-bearing hops.
-The finish is levelled with the rest of the medium intensity.
-A loose filtration would make this amazing, imho, clarifying malt flavors.
-Hops also have floral flavors to share.

Bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2011
Draught at the brewpub, on January 21, 2011
Clear deep golden to copper color, white head. Sweet, citrus, unripe berries, bitter taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Some vanilla and coconut mixed with tropical fruit and alcohol in the aftertaste. Sweet, oak, hoppy scent. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Sample at the tap room. This brew pours a hazy orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak, grapefruit and malt. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, wood, vanilla and malt. The finish is fruity with a nice oaky citrus aftertaste. Good beer all around.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (7301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2011
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep golden with orange hues and a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty light caramel malty nose with a good amount of resiny hops and fresh oak. Body starts with good fullness and light malty sweetness with an interesting buttery oak flavor before a drier citrusy hoppy finish. I don’t think the buttery character is from diacetyl, but something having to do with the oak. I prefer the regular Jai Alai.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7099) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured clear light-medium orange with a fluffy cap of off-white head.. nice lacing on the edges. The aroma picked up a whole helluva lot of spicy oak that partially complemented and partially obscured the floral and citrusy hops.. fairly sweet.. odd, but I dug it. The flavor opened with softer caramel and mapley malts, not the oak or bitterness I expected, but those jumped in shortly afterward.. again a hair too much impression from the oak, but not necessarily unenjoyable.. citrus, pine resin, and floral hoppage gave a nice bitter kick.. warm on the finish with lots of hops and lots of wood. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. I enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Amber ber with a cream head. Big oak and vanilla aroma. Big oak and vanilla flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Vanilla and light citrus lingers with big oak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2010
On tap at Brass Tap for the last Wednesday of the month Cigar City Event (that happens every single month). It pours hazy copper with white head and some spotty lacing. The aroma is full bold knock you over oakiness and oaky spices and followed by sweet citrus candy and malt covered oak planks. The taste is just as oaky with loads of wood, spicy oak, dry vanilla bean husks and then moving into plenty of sweet malts, citrus goodness and then growing pine hops. I get lots of spice and sweetness and citrus candy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6592) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
Pression @ CCB. dorée brumeuse et trouble, mousse épaisse blanche. Arôme donne de la noix de coco, fruits tropicaux, houblon fleur et herbes. Au palais, une superbe IPA qui tout comme le nez garde une présence de noix de coco, épices de bois de chêne blanc tout en ayant des fruits tropicaux. Cette version tourne la Jai-Alai en une toute nouvelle bière, effervescente au palais, grains.


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