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RATINGS: 437   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.


3.4
   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9215) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
355mL courtesy of Travlr. Poured a hazy light amber with a towering, ultra-rocky, yellow, creme head. Massive retention and lace. Aroma is candy corn, melon, cantaloupe Taste is bitter melon rind, sweet residual sugars, some odd sweet melon character. Soft carbonation. Really no hop character so Iím not even thinking IPA while trying this. Itís yummy but a bit too sweet and fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5730) - 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 (12367) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4546) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle thx to martinus@zzt3. Slightly hazy orange colour with a lacing white head. Smells caramel, wood, hoppy. Tastes sweet, hoppy, deep, barley wine. Sticky palate, thick, sweet. Little carbo. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2809) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle gifted by Chaney. Thanks Brandon! I split this with Paul earlier this summer. Review from notes. The beer is a copper orange hue with a thick, white head that displays lasting retention and leaves ample lacing cascading down the pint glass. The aroma is a huge blast of oak and vanilla, followed by hops and some caramel malt. I can smell the beer from a few feet away. Alrighty then. The flavor is decent. The beer is done well, but a little bit goes a long way here. Sweet and oaky, this is best enjoyed in small doses. I donít see this brew as an IPA, per se, but more of a wood aged strong ale. Again, lots of oak and vanilla dominate the flavor profile to a large degree. The heavy malt bill works with the beer, but not if you were expecting or hoping for a hop forward IPA. This drinks more along the lines of an American strong ale or barleywine, as the hop profile is being overrun with oak, vanilla, and sweet malt. An interesting brew. I have yet to truly relish any sort of barrel aged IPA. I am all for exploration and creativity, but it seems, to me at least, that IPAs are better left alone. I am grateful for the opportunity to try this. Not my favorite type of beer, but I would certainly try it again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-03-2011

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Oak is on the nose and color but I don't really find this to be any better than regular jai lai. Still good though ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oOJUXEOo (303) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7638) - 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.


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