Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from markwise. Hazy, dark orange-gold pour which is lighter than regular Jai Alai. Excellent head retention and lacing. Aroma is big on the citrus hops, with a subtle pine note. The smell of oak is noticeable but not overpowering. Flavor is sweet at first. Strong malt backbone, fading into a citrusy bitter finish. The oak aging seems to add a lot of sweetness. Almost has a taste like a fine Italian pastry. The wood flavor is an excellent complement to what was already a fantastic beer. I love just about anything aged on oak, and this is definitely no exception.
GODFROMANAL (12) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
これは、ビー Smells like piña colada Slurpee, dill, vacation, guava(?), freshly painted home - and taste pretty much follows, with a stronger wood presence. Complex and refreshing and satisfying, would bang on the reg. Carl Brutananadilewski would ♥ this.
budznsudz (320) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky orange with a soapy white head. Aroma is strong nectarines and other assorted citrus. The taste is like biting into a soft juicy peach with wood and citrus notes. This is a very well done and unique beer.
TaktikMTL (4799) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 bouteilles de 12 oz partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de fruits tropicaux et de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’ananas avec une pointe de mangue et de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné (Rating #4787)
jimmytalent (44) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely done! White Oak Jai Alai pours a nice amber color with no head. Strong herbal and vanilla smell. Big oak flavor comes through immediately followed by herbal undertones and maybe even a hint of vanilla. Very interesting IPA. A definite must have!
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bucs572000 (86) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle from a trade. Aroma is tropical fruit, mango, kiwi, orange, and a tiny bit of piney hop scent. Flavor is mango, orange, kiwi, grapefruit, and a suddle piney hop taste. Really great beer, a must try if you are a fan of jai Alai.
adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Sean! in a wine glass at fridge temp. 1 finger solid white creamy head. burnt orange appearance with some hop floaties. Wow. Smells super piney, sweet grapes, figs and pine resin. Very interesting taste. The white oak gives it this tree bark / birch syrup taste that drowns out some of the hop bitterness. Very interesting and extremely drinkable for 7.5%
Fritz123 (235) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Edgar’s house. Thanks!! Pours a very hazy amber with medium white head. Snifter. Aroma of pine, oak, citrus and heavy malts. The taste is amazing with heavy oak, rich meaty malts, smoke and bitter hops. One of my favs.
Prufrockstar (200) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received as an extra from my first trade -- thanks Kevin! Pours murky amber with rocky white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, dank, oak, and caramel. Taste is full of tropical fruits, with a lot of sweetness and relatively subdued bitterness. Smooth drinking, average carbonation, slick-to-creamy texture, short finish. Overall: Surprisingly sweet to me. The oak adds a pretty unique element to this, but doesn’t really gel that well for me.
BSchnab (37) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great ipa. The oak really mellowed out the bitterness of the hops. Enjoyed non aged a little better
rxeight (433) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Buttery licorice aroma. Deep oak taste, but the white oak has kind of a charred oak flavor. Has that jack daniels charcoled mellowedness to it. Tastes like something fried in butter over a campfire. Insanely smooth. Really like this one.