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RATINGS: 548   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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3.9
reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Pours an opaqud honey color with a medium tan head...decent lacing. Aroma has notable oak...also vanilla, sweet citrus notes...pineapple, mango. Flavor is also loaded with citrus and subtle spics...touch of vanilla and very oaky at the end. Mouthfeel is lively and a touch oily with a dry, lingering oaky finish.

2.9
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2011
(bottle) amber with white head. Aroma dominated by oak. Flavor was smoky malt, oak, whisky. Some hops in finish, but I mostly noticed the oak.

3.9
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Pours amber with white head. Aroma is sweet and woody. The white oak comes through nicely in the flavor, and really smooths out the usually overpowering Jai Alai. sweetness lingers, but it is very good overall.

4
downender (8687) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle brought to Bristol by Paul Unwin. Thanks Paul! Deep, slightly hazy amber, with a billowy white head. Sweetish malts, apricot fruit and citrus hip aroma. Flavour was bready to start with, followed by orange and stone fruits leading to a dry, hoppy finish with a touch of vanilla oak. Excellent, very drinkable for the ABV.

4
ChainGangGuy (4895) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark but dull orange-hued body with a medium-sized, frothy, white head.

Smell: A mild-tempered pale malt base giving rise to bolder notes of fresh, juicy citrus fruits and zestful, raw oak wood.

Taste: Pale malts, very faintly bready and with a flash flash of sweet caramel before the beer becomes dry. Quite dry, in fact, as the tannic qualities from the oak being to take hold. Teensy, tiny hints of peach and apricot. Hops bring in the citrus goodness with a moderate bitterness. Drying, bitterish finish with some lingering fruitiness and late-arriving vanilla hints.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A enjoyable, well-executed rendition, though I’d still lean towards the cedar variety. That’s just me, though!

4
alexsdad06 (10471) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2011
12 oz. bottle from juiceisloose. Pours a hazy deep amber color with a huge fluffy off white head. The aroma is woody (oak), citrus, spicy, and herbal. The flavor has a decent amount of malt to add balance, but this is about the spicy hops, citrus, and nice woody accents. The amount of spicy character in the flavor was a welcome addition. I don’t recall this much in the base beer. I enjoyed this quite a bit .

3.5
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle from Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquor. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a nice dense frothy head. Nose is incredibly fruity and very interesting; big notes of pineapple, coconut, a touch of sweet almond, and some interesting vanilla and oaky wood presence. Flavor tastes almost like a lacto infection, but i think it might just be the wood? Vanilla, citrus, big oak presence, and some piney hop. Good, but I still think this might be infected. Will rerate a fresh bottle.

3.7
ExpendableHero (925) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Copper brew with an off-white head. Smells of pine boxes, herbs, something spicy, and wood. Taste is of very nice grassy hops, pine, spruce, and a very noticeable white oak presence. I thought this was going to be a gimmick, but the white oak makes a huge difference on this beer. Very different from a regular Jai Alai, but in a good way. Woody finish, with a touch of hops.

3.2
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Looks like Jai Alai, caramel colored with an off white head. The aroma is overpowering wood, fresh white oak I suppose, reminded me of white wine, slightly peppery. The taste is similar, just all wood, the hops and malt get lost here much like the Humidor Cedar version. Just not really what I look for in an IPA, especially when I like the base beer.

4
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of wood with citrus. Tastes of wood, citrus, vanilla, and caramel. Side x side with the regular version, and I liked this one more.


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