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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3245) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Bottle thanks to Mikeluke. Pours out an attractive golden color with a small to moderate off white head. Aroma is lots of wood, light sweetness and some citrusy hops. Taste is complex, spicy, light citrus hops, lots of nice wood notes and a touch of sweetness. This one is real tasty. Thanks Mike.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dan, served in a snifter at a tasting at Dans place. Served side-by-side with the base beer and the cedar aged version. Pours cloudy orange with a moderate tan head. The head remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has huge notes of oak, along with smoke, scotch and pine. It is less citric than either of the other two. The flavour is moderately bitter throughout, slightly sweet up front but dry towards the end. It is oaky smooth throughout. The finish is long and oaky, with a slight bitterness. On the palate, it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is the nicest of the trio. It has a subtle, soft oakiness and less acidity. It is less biting and more elegant. 2011-07-09

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Finally, the white oak. Was supposed to try this at Blind Tiger way back but it didnt show. Pours a light amber orange with a white foam head. Aroma of grapefruit, with hints of candi sugar, grapes, and coconut. Some earthiness in there as well. The aroma is the highlight of this brew. Light, sweet citrus taste with some lemongrass like spice, and caramel notes. Nice gentle bitter layer. It doesnt blow my mind but for some reason I want more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4oz pour @ Cigar City Sample 5of12. Aroma of bright white wine grapes, spritzy grapefruit and orangepeel and minty freshness. Nice. Taste is. Bready grapefruit and oaky caramel melons. Aroma better than flavor, but still a good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Croux (31) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pleasant citrusy and lively nose that definitely ends with a coconut note. The taste is beautifully bitter with a back end of sweetness coming through with sweet coconut flavor. A little bite at the very end provides a nice ending. Great take on an instant classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (6028) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 oz bottle thanks to Pineypower, thanks Dean. Poured a good looking solid amber body with a bubbly off whtie head of an average size. Aroma is awesome with loads of white oak screaming through, hops, citrus, grass, slight lemon, more wood. The body is of a medium palate and rather fizzy carbonation with only a slight lived aftertaste. Flavor is very similar to the aroma with notes of wood, citrus, hops, more wood, pepper, citrus rinds. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Aroma of creme, apricot, and a hint of pine. Pours thick and orange with a small head which dissipated pretty quickly. Tastes of apricots, vanilla, and a spicy pine in the end. Lingers with the vanilla bean a little too much but its darn tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
11/1/10 bottle from 50belair. brilliant pour of vibrant orange and a white head. big blast of alcohol in the sinus with the first whiff... followed up with peppery hops, citrus, florals, oak, fresh bay leaves and dill pickles. the flavor is the same mixed with some mild malty sweetness in great balance. it finishes with some woody drying qualities and leaves behind a dank hoppy aftertaste. 7.5/4/7/4/16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle courtesy of gatorguy92. Pours hazy gold/amber with a lasting white head. Smells of pine, perfume, spicy, floral, sagey, dry vanilla. Tastes of pine, pspice, wildflowers, peppery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nickls (2498) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle. So I will state that this is not a fresh sample, I bought it with the expectation that it was in good shape...I was wrong, but Im reviewing anyway. Murky brown with basically no head. Lots of oak in the aroma, some sweetness, and oxidation. Flavor follows suit, and barleywine like flavors with oak take over as this is not fresh. Gotta say that even though Im really angry, this is a generous score from me.

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