Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 512   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3605) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12 ounce bottle
Once again thanks to tastybeer for the southern surprise. Another twist on Jai Alai works well. The white oak here doesnt overwhelm the base beer; in fact it works to improve an already world class product.

Aroma / Appearance - Idle carbonation takes it time escaping the confines of the shaker glass. A bronze base is warm and inviting. White pine, orange glo, and polished maple remind me of a Christmas tree lot in December. Background aspects of mango and pineapple add even more depth.

Flavor / Palate - A warmth from roses, wood, and orange jam provides a welcoming start. Transitioning to a robust vanilla center it tastes a bit like cream cheese. The bitter finish warms the throat and fills the stomach. I could see drinking a bottle or two and calling it a night after a day at work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1485) - 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 (1422) - 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 (1936) - 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 (10369) - 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 (2530) - 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 (2016) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (1078) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (2206) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Pours gold with a small white head off tap. Aroma is melon, vanilla, light citrus and earthy. Taste is sweet with a tart bite. Medium bodied, soft carbonation with a lingering dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (961) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Can from Crafted in Haymarket, VA Aroma: vanilla, dill, caramel, citrus Appearance: hazy amber with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish Tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (350) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Pours a hazy dark copper color with no head retention or lacing. It has an aroma of pine rather than the suggested vanilla. There is a slight background flavor of dill but is definitely bitter and hop driven. A good beer, but is held back by its poor score for appearance.

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