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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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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4.2
Billicus (296) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2012
floar fruity essense, woody musty esters, color, light amber small white head, taste, Hops flora first, then the malt background, then a woodsy spicyness, from the white oak, overall, nice! a IPA that mixes it up, thx Lushawn!

2.8
FROTHINGSLOSH (8139) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From the 2/2012 3R6P tasting. If you have ever owned a gerbil then you know intimately just what this beer smells and tastes like - gerbil cage wood chips. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-amber color with a trace white head that faded instantly and left no lacing. The aroma was dry and bitter with strong cedar and oak. The flavor was wood, pine and catbox. The finish was long, dry and very woody.

4.1
drunkenpolack (322) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
This version pours a lovely clear orange amber color. Big fluffy 2 finger head appears and sticks around for a good while. Great lacing throughout the glass. It’s just a good looking beer. The aroma is masked by oak for the most part. Oak and vanilla. But tropical fruit does through bit a tad. Mango, citrus, and a bit of caramel. Some people might not like that the Oak really takes over here but for me it was nice. Oak might mask a tad bit more in the taste then in the smell here but even so tropical fruits and citrus are still evident making for a very nice taste. Rounded out with vanilla and a slight pine and herbal flavor and you have a really good version of Jai Alai. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry, and medium bodied. Goes down very nice.

3.7
jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
12oz bottle from smiths4498 thanks! Pour is a medium orange and really looks good with light behind it, small white head, nose is old hops but taste is hoppy bite with a sweetness from the oak finish is lingering bitterness I prefer this to regular jai alai though it’s close

3.3
barleyPops (1183) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
12 oz. bottle received yesterday from biggsbowler, served in my stemmed snifter. great appearance with a hazy orange amber body and off-white frothy head which lasts. aroma is old perfume. taste is some biscuit and toast with some caramel and light bitterness, hints of tropical fruit, but kind of lifeless. upon closer inspection the bottle is stamped Sept. 2011, 4 - 5 month old bottle. me thinks this would be really good fresh.

4.4
hollardustin (330) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Pours a dark orange-amber with thin white beaded head. Aroma is smokiness from the oak and fruity citrus hops with hints of citrus and peaches. Taste is fruity and smoky with hints of grapefruit, oak, green bananas, and peaches. I like the aroma better in the standard Jai Alai, but this one probably has the better flavor. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Great beer!

3.8
MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2016 My Bottom Line :
Toasted oak and orangey, coniferous hops merge within this IPA’s soft caramel malts, building a cushy brew.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy head of foam lingers atop the cloudy amber. Side by side with the ’regular’ Jai Alai, this White Oak was surprisingly darker.
-The fluffy effervescence and supple residual sugars build a comfortable mouthfeel.
-The flavor profile is very appealing; the perfect blend of wood and characterful tropical fruit-bearing hops.
-The finish is levelled with the rest of the medium intensity.
-A loose filtration would make this amazing, imho, clarifying malt flavors.
-Hops also have floral flavors to share.

Bottles and cans.

4.4
robinvboyer (4750) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
Now this is how you oak age an ipa!! Right off the bat, a big pungent whiff of piney hop resins, and light tropical fruit, and then a good dose of nutty oak. The carb and mouthfeel are just about perfect. The finish is light and crisp, medium bitterness, and a nice piney aftertaste. The oak is not overwhelming, its very complimentary, adding a subtle yet very tasty nutty oak character. Impressive beer!

3.6
jackl (8417) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy amber orange with a big, pillowy white head. The nose is of cedar wood, grapefruit, grass, spun sugar. The taste is robust and sweet. The oak certainly isn’t a passive passenger in the flavor department. The hopping feels less prominent than the normal jai alai. The finish is long and hot. The texture is oily, the carbonation lively. The alcohol isn’t completely obscured. Overall, a tasty, interesting beer. Though I prefer the original, this is still worth trying.

3.6
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Jai Alai, White Oak
Date: July 24, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: big hop aroma, sweet fruity orange, touch of oak
Flavor: big hop flavor, lots of oak, touch of fruity sweetness, nice citrus

Name: Jai Alai, White Oak
Date: August 20, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, vanilla adds to the fruity sweetness, light oak, touch of citrus
Flavor: sweet malt and vanilla flavor, light citrus, touch of fruityness, balancing bitterness, long bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Jai Alai, White Oak
Date: October 08, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: bsp
Appearance: crear gold, creamy beige head, sticky globs of lace
Aroma: sweet aroma of vanilla and fruity orange citrus
Body: sticky body
Flavor: big citrus hop flavor, sweet crystal malt, light oak, touch of vanilla

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4


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