medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
Love the oaky dryness the oak aging brings. An improvement on the base beer. Most wood aged IPA’s I’ve tried have been a little rough, but leave it to Cigar City to make things work to perfection. GRainwater (11) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012
The perfect beer. The aroma is so good, I just sniff it for a while before taking a sip. The taste is totally involving. This beer deserves your undivided attention. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Murky orange-amber with fine, foamy, white head / Bright, big nose of tropical fruit, coconut, pine, and caramel / Full body, smooth, lush, sweet but with superb balance and bitter finish lurking under the bigger body / Flavors of coconut, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, brown sugar, and oak / An absolutely stunning ipa, as good as I’ve ever had and distinctively tropical, as compared to the equaly great offerings from the more classic likes of Dogfish, Lagunitas, Three Floyds, etc. Machinari_Diem (58) - - FEB 24, 2014
Candy in my mouth. The addition of white oak in jai alai kicked the ipa up the extra notch I didn't even know it could reach. TK1247 (1) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
This is a great one off from the great Jai Alai IPA!!! The white oak give this beer a different taste but well worth it. As a Jai Alai fan, this is just a good or a little bit better.
FunkyBuddaMan (16) - boca raton, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2015
This years White Oak batches have been on point. Perfect amount of white oak and hops SanfordBrewer (1608) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Lucent amber, dense beige head, resiny vut smooth full body, medium-high carbonation.TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
Aroma: incredible perfumy citrusy hops, sweet caramel malt.
Taste: bright woody spicy perfume, ton of citrusy piny hops, and some sweet caramely malt.
While most wood aged flavors seem to me to tie into the malt profile of a beer, this white oak blends into these hops in an amazing way, creating a unique and incredible combined flavor. Reminds me more of a spruce or juniper beer than one aged on american or french oak.
This is probably my favorite IPA on the market. In addition to the tasting notes that this gets from the regular Jai Alai, the white oak adds another dimension to this beer. Pours a cloudy amber color with white head. You can smell the white oak on the nose, along with vanilla, grapefruit, and a hint of pine. On the palate, vanilla, oak, grapefruit are the most pronounced. The white oak smooths this out very nicely. krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Big wood and tropical fruit aromas. Slightly hazy orange brown with white head. Soft mango blends into bright wood flavor. The soft woodiness feels so nice on the tongue.