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RATINGS: 439   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swarley88 (11) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Smell is oakey and vanilla. It reminds me of a cigar humidor. Taste is very smooth and lots of vanilla and hops. This is a great beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12058) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Keg at Cigar City Brewery, 21/02/15. Clear golden amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is spice, wooded notes, white grape must, citric pith, passionfruit. Taste comprises vanilla, spice, guava, pine needle, light wood, grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with hop bitterness. Decent wooded IPA - this combo can work!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4787) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
Sample at Cigar City Brewing 2015-05-11 Tampa AR: heavy fruity, pine, passion fruit, AP: hazy ambery, wee white head F: passion fruit, vanilla oaky, dry, wee aceton

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (450) - - APR 22, 2015
Draft. Burning orange hue, dark yet mostly clear, with an off-white head sticky as marshmallow fluff. The aroma has aged citrusy hops, dill, sharp oak and dried oregano. Flavor is packed with juicy hops -- orange juice, lime, pineapple -- along with vanilla, caramel and slightly tannic oak. The barrel is smoothly integrated, enhancing the underlying brew in a way I don’t usually find with oak-aged IPAs. Creamy medium body; peppery CO2. Very nice, complex and unique flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1433) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Old rating. Love this one. Dark orange-red. Plenty of citrus juicy hops but tempered by s creamy vanilla presence from the oak. Less bitter than most IPA. Some vinous aspects as well. Excellent all around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (428) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2015
Can. Pours murky dark orange with creme colored head that lingers. It tastes like, well, oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (837) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2015
On tap at cigar city. Pours a copper orange color, white head. Strong mix of hops and oak in the nose. Taste follows, lots of oak in this batch. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1037) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Can thanks to the bearded TJ. Punch in the face with citrus slight oak notes, orange. Flavor brings the oak forward, really bringing the orange out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1339) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours an orangish dark amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of hops, citrus, oak that brings a hint of booze with it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bule (1108) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12oz can pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. The oak is overbearing and harsh in both flavor and aroma. Not enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedevilsfan (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Very interesting beer. Very little head, color is a dark orange almost red. Aroma is very strong chardonnay. Smells wonderful. Taste is very little IPA even though this is the base. Hard to describe the flavor, almost in a unique category. Immediate bright taste with a smooth malty flavor, some hops as an accent and a dry wine finish. Very interesting.


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