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RATINGS: 450   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5683) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2010 Growler: The aroma has lots of orange, grapefruit, and strong oak (white oak? ...couldn’t tell you the difference). It pours a transparent golden-orange with a minimal white head. The flavor with a quick dose of oranges. The finish has a quick touch of grapefruit before a huge blast of oak comes through. A little too oaky for me. Light bodied with minimal carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Fra flaske, dufter af kokos, humle....grumset gylden med højt hvidt skum...smager dejligt af humle med kokos eftersmag...... en anderledes IPA ;) P.S skummet bliver hængende længe ! :)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle from Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquor. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a nice dense frothy head. Nose is incredibly fruity and very interesting; big notes of pineapple, coconut, a touch of sweet almond, and some interesting vanilla and oaky wood presence. Flavor tastes almost like a lacto infection, but i think it might just be the wood? Vanilla, citrus, big oak presence, and some piney hop. Good, but I still think this might be infected. Will rerate a fresh bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle from Jason - thanks! Pours a cloudy, near muddy orange with a large, frothy head that craters and laces its way down the glass. Aroma is sweet tropical fruit, oak, and an almost muscat grape type sweetness. There is also some hop bitterness and citrus but it is subtle and secondary to the sweet fruit and oak. Taste is sweet fruit, minimal hops, and oak. Unique beer but I much prefer the cedar treatment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6605) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle to pint. Looks good; much like the original. Smells alright, but the oak detracts from the hops. Taste is still good, but it doesn’t feel as nice on the palate. I prefer the regular version.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3779) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle thanks to dbelcher5761. Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a hazy copper with a large froth of orange tinted white foam. The aroma has some very noticeable vanilla and oaky notes on top of a bit of herbal hop profile. Pretty interesting aroma. I can’t really tell what this tastes like, but its definitely odd. Is it cheese? Maybe so. Definitely a dry and a tad floral on the tongue. Interesting is about all I can say about this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopBuddha (5) - - JAN 15, 2013 does not count
Interesting beer. The oak is subtle but it influences the beer in a pretty big way. Less hoppy IPA than I usually like but it's worth if you have a chance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Cask at Ginger Man: Thanks JoeMcPhee! Pours a very muddy brownish orange with a great thick white pillowy head. Very catty/mercaptan aroma. Some tropical perfumy fruit notes as well (papaya). Creamy fluffy body. Quite fruity with lots of papaya notes. A bit catty and tannic toward the back. With a very dry finish. An oddly fruity (tropical) IPA- unique.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5782) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) clear amber, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of orange, light oak, funk, wood char, herbal and rhubarb. Taste of oak, astringent, woody, oranges, and a well carbonated finish. Bit of pine bitterness but smoothed out by the oak.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (13270) - 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 didn’t dislike it as a beer (thought it was pretty decent), but as an IPA, it’s not what I would be interested in having.


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