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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
A: The pour is orange in color with a dense and creamy white head. S: Smells quite sugary and oak forward. I get a lot of brown sugar, vanilla, and fruit notes. Seems to be some peach and orange aroma in there. Maybe a bit of oxidation as well. T: The amount of oak flavor in this beer is surprising. A lot of tannins and vanilla to go with the sugary notes I get. Brown sugar, caramel, and oranges, maybe some of the peaches, too. A pretty mild level of citric hops. M: The body and the carbonation are both medium. D: This was interesting. I didnít dislike it as a beer (thought it was pretty decent), but as an IPA, itís not what I would be interested in having.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oOJUXEOo (300) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Description is pretty spot on. Can into glass. Fragrant citrus hop aroma and a mellowed bitterness from the oak. I think the oak was actually too pronounced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Fresh can. Pours caramel orange/brown with white head. Aroma is kiwi, pineapple, orange. Taste combines those with some of that oak background...a peppery note. I didnít pick up much vanilla per the description. Smooth IPA though. Easy drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7154) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a clear orange gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was a combination of pine, white oak and sweet grains. Flavor was more sweet from the grains with slight pine and juniper notes and a bit of oak backing.

   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
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
12 oz. bottle received yesterday from biggsbowler, served in my stemmed snifter. great appearance with a hazy orange amber body and off-white frothy head which lasts. aroma is old perfume. taste is some biscuit and toast with some caramel and light bitterness, hints of tropical fruit, but kind of lifeless. upon closer inspection the bottle is stamped Sept. 2011, 4 - 5 month old bottle. me thinks this would be really good fresh.

   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. Iím 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. Itís 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. Iíd 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 (2270) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
boisebeerguy (87) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12oz thanks to FLATSDOMINO. Nice hop profile. Very smooth ipa and oak flavor mixes well with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4547) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Another barrel aled pale ale. You can imagine how thrilled I am. Too much oak, as can be expected, and plenty of stale hops as a result. Barrel brings boozy aroma, and some wooden bitterness. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Tap at Churchkey, thanks to gendv138 for a taste.

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