regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this at CCB on tap. Poured an orange/amber with a two-finger, off-white head. Nose is pine, sugar/molasses and dried fruit. I DO like the taste of this - hops evident up front but they quickly give way to fruit and malt. Bitterness is meduim and what is there is moderated by the sweetness, especially in the finish. For me, there is a very pleasing aftertaste. Mouthfeel is heavier than medium, there is moderate carbonation and it is, not surpringly, a little sticky. Wish I could get more of this as I preferred it over the other Jai Alai’s i have tried.
Ibrew2or3 (7957) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured up on tap at Mark’s amazing Mr. Beery’s CCB Total Tap Takeover. It has a copper body with tan head. The aroma offers up firm to robust oak notes followed by malt sweetened grapefruit, orange juice, some mango tropical notes, a bit of pine resin and maybe faint pepperiness well off in the background. The taste has a great mix of oak, fully robust malt sweetened citrus to tropical fruit notes and then mildly drying oak and hop resin heading toward the finish. It ends with a sense of pepper faintly coming forward.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is spice/wood, resin, sweet light/medium malt, citrus. Taste is spice/resin/citrus hops, wood/grainy,sweet light/medium malt, slight pepper without the tingle.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep orange. Nose was big fruit, spicy pepper, citrus, honey and caramel. Flavor was deep ripe fruit, sweet citrus, spicy pepper, honey. Wonderful beer.
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a amber brown with white head.aroma is citrus, wood, grapefruit and papaya. Taste is a sweeter version of the white oak with more heat. Palate is good. Decent warming ability. Overall a really great brew.