Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Semi hazy orange in color, some copper tint, and some yellow highlights appearing as it thins out. Oaky aroma with some some vanilla and toffee appearing. Not much hop appearance here. Taste is sweeter with caramel, toffee, slight bit of citrus. Medium body, slightly creamy, but not as good as what I thought the regular jai alai was.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
12 oz bottle served in a FFF Anniversary party pint glass. A: Exact same the regular Jai Alai that was sampled before this. Golden straw body with amber hues mixed in, a white head that leaves some nice sticky lace. S: This white oak did some crazy things to this beer. I’m getting something crazy, almost like banana liqueur with a peppery oak like taste and some subtle hoppiness. T: Same as the nose. The white oak gave it a peppery zing with a very sweet fruitiness. It’s almost spicy in nature. Quite interesting. M: Medium bodied with a long lingering taste of white oak left on the palate. O: This was way different from the original Jai Alai that was sampled right before, but it is still about the same type of beer. I’d be interested to try other beers that have been aged with white oak. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-01-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1796) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2012 bottle served in a pint glass. The aroma is dominated by fruity hops, with notes of tangerine and orange, as well as oak. The oak becomes even more prominent in the flavor. Too much oak IMO. At least the oak aging has the benefit of creating a very smooth feel in this medium-bodied IPA. O: quite woody IPA. I much prefer the regular JaiAlai.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Looks like Jai Alai, caramel colored with an off white head. The aroma is overpowering wood, fresh white oak I suppose, reminded me of white wine, slightly peppery. The taste is similar, just all wood, the hops and malt get lost here much like the Humidor Cedar version. Just not really what I look for in an IPA, especially when I like the base beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saradyan (6) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
Aroma: Nutty, oaky, citrusy. Cloudy in appearance with sediment in the bottom of glass. The beer was really foamy, and the oak flavor was overwhelming. I would have this again, but wouldn’t purchase it for myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4115) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Very aromatic - like a vanilla/grapefruit/kosher pickle beer smoothie. Cloudy, maple wood color with a lacy head. US longneck, bad label. Tastes like it smells. Sophisticated, but I didnt dig it - tart/tangy, hoppy, an odd mango fruitiness, vanilla, lightly sweet. An herbal-phenolic quality to the beer overall. Creamy and slightly soapy mouthfeel, slightly heavy body. Grapefruit/dill finish. A bit of a chore to drink, and a bit over-wrought. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5470) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - on tap. Sparkling light copper pour, sticky off-white head that leaves a fair bit of sticky lacing. Aroma has some vinegar, pickle and wine accents to it - grows on you after a while. Flavor is phenolic at first but mellows as it warms with some fruity wine-like accents, a touch of vanilla sweetness, some vinegar-like twanginess. Somewhat of an odd concoction and experimental in nature.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Pour is light orange with a small white head. Aroma is a little woody with lots of citrus and a bit of alcohol. Taste is dry spice, woody, and a little fruity. Dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3785) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle courtesy drowland. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small bubbly white head. The aroma is peppery and woody funk. Lots of spicy hops. Flavor is spicy, woody oak with sharp hops and a dry finish. Small amounts of vanilla in the flavor as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma and flavor are medium malt (biscuit, meal, bread), heavy hops (floral, grassy, citrus), apple/pear and oak notes. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry and biting finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 37 38 39  40  41 42 43

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50