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RATINGS: 516   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2011
I wasnt sure were exactly to rate this. I was rather off-put by some things and, curiosity aside, prefer the regular Jai Alai to this. Pours a orangish clear (or if you like the bottom, murky) with a decent sized head and ample sticky lacing. The nose is a bit strong, mainly of tropical punch and citrus. The taste is dominated by the boisterous white-oak (i guess) flavor. I am not sure if they both aged and "added" flavor, but its huge and in-your-face. Its good though, dont get my wrong. Blowing past that blockade, one finds the same wonderful attributes that make the Jai Alai such a top rate beer from such a low-rate state(FL). well balanced malts, very faint alcohol nestled around a very robust and hoppy character, masquerading under a plume of vanilla bean stalks. I think this is more of the "novelty" shelf.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (1069) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2017
The body of this beer sported a typical IPA color of peachy amber with the ample carbonation feeding a two finger thick head. The aroma was citric, herbal, and floral, with a touch of vanilla. The taste was a classic IPA with grapefruit, caramel, and apricots. The oak aging was very subtle, adding toasty and vanilla accents that were in more of a supportive role rather than the stars of the show. The body was light, crisp, and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (6299) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Tap at Leons Full Service, Decatur. Colour is deep slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, tropical fruits, hops and malts. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (491) - - FEB 18, 2017
Aromas of floral hops, pineapple, passion fruit, and cracker malts. Taste is pineapple, passion fruit, cracker malt, floral hops, and toasted oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1267) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Pours a bright orange with a white lacing. Aroma is citrus, orange and grapefruit. Palate is sticky and boozy and flavor is sweet. Kind of a messy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1563) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Canned 12/12/16. Pours very filtered golden orange color. Off white head. Aroma is oak, smells like used fireworks, oak, some citrus. Flavor is oak, sugar sweetness, some orange, some vanilla sweetness. Its not bad, but that oak is over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2742) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at Route CBC Festival at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in Oct 2015 - Hazy Gold in colour. Small white head. Oak, wood, vanilla. Fruity; grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits, peach, grapes. Malty; pale malts, caramel. Hoppy; light piney hops. Sweet oaky and fruity throughout. Quite dry in the finish. Nice oak/fruit/malt balance. Lovely oaked IPA! (2015-10-03)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1972) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Pours golden with a white head. Tropical fruit and citrus aroma. Flavor is tropical fruit with papaya and light mango. Grapefruit juice finish. Fantastic. More fresh hop flavor than I expected. Thanks to my neighbor that dropped this off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (10623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Keg at Route CBC, CBC Clapham, 02/10/15. A light hazed golden orange coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma i s oak, perfume, clean orange citrus. Flavour is composed of perfume orange rind, biscuity malts, oak, hint of woody tannin. Good balance. Palate is medum full, sticky bodied, highish carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2609) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Can, Total Wine, West Richmond. Pours hazy orange with a large off-white head. Aroma is heavy lemon and grapefruit peel, light earth. Flavor is peach, lemon rind, pine, floral notes, earthy. Juicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (2017) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Can. Fruity like regular jai alai, but with a lot of oaky woodness. It struck me as super tasty but the tart finish grew on me poorly. Wasnt hugely digging it at the end. Just ok.

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