rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
12oz bottle, hazy amber-orangeish hue, with a rocky white head, leaving some laces, nice yeasty, spicy dill, tropical fruit esters in the nose of pineapples, mangos, lychees, candied orange, tangerine peels, with a mild vanilla oaky, honeyed pale, toasted malt note, and with a light herbal, floral grassy, leafy hop accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice yeasty, fruity, vanilla oaky, woody, honeyish toasted, pale, biscuity malt character, with a mellow spicy flowery herbal, dill, zesty, spritzy, lemon, grapefruit peel, leafy, grassy hoppy backbone, with a mild minty leafiness, faint cedary undertone, leading towards a fruity, white oaky, candied lemon, grapefruit peel, mint jelly, leafy, grassy, sap hop bitterness finish. rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 Pours cloudy orange and a bubbly white head. Nose is tons of orange peel, citrus hops, oak and dill. Flavor has smoothed out from regular Jai Alai with some more soft malt character and the white oak showing up well through the beer while maintaining a bitter finish. Nice treatment to Jai Alai. Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 2, 2011
12oz bottleBeerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Aroma:peach/citrus hops, wood, vanilla, light caramel
Taste: citrus/pine/stone fruits, woody, hints of vanilla
A great beer, the oak makes the mouth feel very big. No real complaints other then that .
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 (14976) - 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 (8140) - Arlington, 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 (2181) - 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.