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RATINGS: 557   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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4.9
SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Lucent amber, dense beige head, resiny vut smooth full body, medium-high carbonation.

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.

4.8
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
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.

4.8
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.

4.7
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Pours out a hazy gold with a frothy off-white head with great clinging power. The nose is intensely oaky and zesty with additional notes of peppercorn, grapefruit, vanilla, and clementine. The flavour displays everything the glorious bouquet of citrus and oak in the aroma prepares you for. This is a perfect IPA. It is ripe with citric fruit flavours. It has the perfect balance of bitterness, drinkability and aromaticity. The hops display both citric and floral character, both lingering in the finish, accompanied by an alcoholic warming. The palate is appropriately medium-bodied with smooth, effervescent carbonation. This beer is too good!

4.7
Beerygeek (36) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2011
This beer is probably the closest to perfection that can be found. The malts balance perfectly with the hops, and has a great gentle slide of bitterness and sweetness. Wonderful beer!

4.7
jaross (30) - - DEC 23, 2012
Smell tropical sweet hopps smell with oak Grapefruit hopps fades to light fruity oak fades to bitter hop finish. Medium-thick mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
VALIS (235) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Cloudy orange pour, sticky lacing. So much orange on the nose! Grapefruit, tangerine as well... but that orange smell, wow! BEST AROMA I’VE EXPERIENCED. Unique and delicious tasting brew. But what the hell is going on with that label? It looks like an accident.

4.7
SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours cloudy pale orange with a small yellowish white head. Smells of citrus, pine, hints of spice, and subtle sweetness. Taste is bitter, hints of citrus and pine, with a solid oak dryness and a slight ting of sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mildly active mouth-carbonation, Cigar City White Oak Jai Alai finishes with a smooth bitterness that paves the way for the next drink.

4.7
Simplycdog (18) - - JUL 19, 2013
This beer is so good. I would drink this everyday if I could. I drink it at the taproom and from the bottle. I would growler this if I could. Citrusy smell unbelievable taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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