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RATINGS: 423   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle. Love the oaky dryness the oak aging brings. An improvement on the base beer. Most wood aged IPAís Iíve tried have been a little rough, but leave it to Cigar City to make things work to perfection.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GRainwater (9) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
The perfect beer. The aroma is so good, I just sniff it for a while before taking a sip. The taste is totally involving. This beer deserves your undivided attention.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Murky orange-amber with fine, foamy, white head / Bright, big nose of tropical fruit, coconut, pine, and caramel / Full body, smooth, lush, sweet but with superb balance and bitter finish lurking under the bigger body / Flavors of coconut, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, brown sugar, and oak / An absolutely stunning ipa, as good as Iíve ever had and distinctively tropical, as compared to the equaly great offerings from the more classic likes of Dogfish, Lagunitas, Three Floyds, etc.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Machinari_Diem (58) - - FEB 24, 2014
Candy in my mouth. The addition of white oak in jai alai kicked the ipa up the extra notch I didn't even know it could reach.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TK1247 (1) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
This is a great one off from the great Jai Alai IPA!!! The white oak give this beer a different taste but well worth it. As a Jai Alai fan, this is just a good or a little bit better.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Lucent amber, dense beige head, resiny vut smooth full body, medium-high carbonation.

Aroma: incredible perfumy citrusy hops, sweet caramel malt.

Taste: bright woody spicy perfume, ton of citrusy piny hops, and some sweet caramely malt.

While most wood aged flavors seem to me to tie into the malt profile of a beer, this white oak blends into these hops in an amazing way, creating a unique and incredible combined flavor. Reminds me more of a spruce or juniper beer than one aged on american or french oak.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
This is probably my favorite IPA on the market. In addition to the tasting notes that this gets from the regular Jai Alai, the white oak adds another dimension to this beer. Pours a cloudy amber color with white head. You can smell the white oak on the nose, along with vanilla, grapefruit, and a hint of pine. On the palate, vanilla, oak, grapefruit are the most pronounced. The white oak smooths this out very nicely.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2010
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!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerygeek (36) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2011
This beer is probably the closest to perfection that can be found. The malts balance perfectly with the hops, and has a great gentle slide of bitterness and sweetness. Wonderful beer!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaross (27) - - DEC 23, 2012
Smell tropical sweet hopps smell with oak Grapefruit hopps fades to light fruity oak fades to bitter hop finish. Medium-thick mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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