Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
This poured a murky light orange color with a beige head. Aroma was lots and lots of oak, light pineapple and other citrus fruit too. Flavor was again very oaky, went well the the herbal and citrusy hops. Interesting take on an IPA Ratman197 (14692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of oak, vanilla, orange, light pine and a hint of carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, vanillapink grapefruit, light orange and a hint of pine with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering oak finish. Doodler (318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a one finger white head. Nose is mild piney hops with some grassy notes. Taste is light lemon citrus. spicy white pepper and a woody finish. Medium body, nice carbonation and a satisfying after-taste for a barrel aged IPA. Different, but I enjoyed this one. radagast83 (8019) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Shared small bottle. Poured a slightly hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was a really piney one with spice, herbs, wood. Flavor was oak, pine, spices. Very interesting! I wasn’t sure about this one but it grew on me as I consumed it. If you don’t like wood, skip. peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle from Jason - thanks! Pours a cloudy, near muddy orange with a large, frothy head that craters and laces its way down the glass. Aroma is sweet tropical fruit, oak, and an almost muscat grape type sweetness. There is also some hop bitterness and citrus but it is subtle and secondary to the sweet fruit and oak. Taste is sweet fruit, minimal hops, and oak. Unique beer but I much prefer the cedar treatment.
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
cloudy, light orange colour. juniper like aroma with a wet wood note. mixed in with leafy hops. funk or something synthetic. very dry and hoppy, mixed pineapple notes.
jjgmd (2150) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Rusty gold appearance...fruity, oaky aroma, wow when in its your palate its a myriad of flavors...scotch, citrusy with hints of tropical flavors including coconut of all flavors....very unique. Mild carbonation, with mild to moderate bitterness and heavy alcohol taste. Just a very different IPA from the Tampa Brewers, strong taste of whiskey as well in this IPA. zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Interesting brew., Has plenty of flavor, hints of coconut and citrus with a lot of other sweet fruity tastes. A mildly bitter and long finish, this a drinkable and nice beer with alot of flavor. Atom (2420) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
12oz bottle shared with Mattyb83. Pours a cloudy amber orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is heavy oak, vanilla, citrus, and tropical fruits. Oak pretty much dominates here over powering hints of citrus and pine. mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Semi hazy orange in color, some copper tint, and some yellow highlights appearing as it thins out. Oaky aroma with some some vanilla and toffee appearing. Not much hop appearance here. Taste is sweeter with caramel, toffee, slight bit of citrus. Medium body, slightly creamy, but not as good as what I thought the regular jai alai was.