overall
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99
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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unknown

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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (27039) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle at Paps. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, oak and vanilla. Sweet and fruity flavour of hops, oak and vanilla. Hoppy and oaky finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3588) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Growler squirreled back by Cylinda. Spice, citrus, and vanilla makes it a nice cream sickle sort of drink. Pousr clear orange with a white head. Citrus orange aroma. Pretty refreshing with a little added oomph from the oak ageing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5964) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ExpendableHero (899) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (1059) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Pours a nice orange-yellow with a thin, foamy head. The aroma is dominated by the hops. Flavor is strongly hops, with some citrus in the background. The white oak aging really adds something to this, as its a much more pronounced IPA than the regular Jai Alai. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7698) - Alexandria, 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 wasnt sure about this one but it grew on me as I consumed it. If you dont like wood, skip.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14226) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4169) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Fobab #5

Pours a golden color with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very catty & spicy. It smells hoppy, but just in that sort of cat pee kind of way.... sometimes it works for me, sometimes not.... Id say it about "half" works for me here. The beer is lightly sweet smelling.

The flavor is nicely bitter and spicy. The oakiness is well incorporated and not really out of place providing a light vanilla and a good big of woodiness to the brew. The beer is bitter and enjoyable with a nice hop character throughout. This is not something I would reach for if I were in the mood for IPA though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle at Fobab 10. Neat. Pours just like Jai Alai, deep gold and hazed. Nose is fresh hops and a blast of wood chip. Light vanilla and sawdust, oak forward for sure. On tasting, lots of wood, soft vanilla and a firm tannin structure. Again, really clean. Persistent malt backbone and a big bitterness. Very interesting beer but the humidor is better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7723) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 Rerate Tallahassee, Fl - Whole Foods - on tap. Must have had unclean lines when I had before. Solid woody accents, food citrusy bitterness. Original 3.2 Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - on tap. Sparkling light copper pour, sticky off-white head that leaves a fair bit of sticky lacing. Aroma has some vinegar, pickle and wine accents to it - grows on you after a while. Flavor is phenolic at first but mellows as it warms with some fruity wine-like accents, a touch of vanilla sweetness, some vinegar-like twanginess. Somewhat of an odd concoction and experimental in nature.


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