overall
99
99
style
RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (8039) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle brought to Bristol by Paul Unwin. Thanks Paul! Deep, slightly hazy amber, with a billowy white head. Sweetish malts, apricot fruit and citrus hip aroma. Flavour was bready to start with, followed by orange and stone fruits leading to a dry, hoppy finish with a touch of vanilla oak. Excellent, very drinkable for the ABV.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (344) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1518) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Wonderful aroma of hops and citrus. Sweet citrus taste upfront with lot hops in the back. Light but delicious. Tap.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10085) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Can from Whole Foods. Pours hazy copper with frothy head. Nose was hops, malt, mild wood, dill. Tastes hoppy, spicy, woody, with some malt and florals. Spicy dill and basil-like finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5787) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bright orange and white head. Draft at Cork and Stoagie in key west. Mango, peach, vanilla, tropical and oaky. Fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (512) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2016
From can. Aroma is faint peach and oak. Taste is stone fruit with hints of vanilla and a soapy very lightly carbonated finish. Great hop burp. I like the regular way better but this stuff is really pretty good too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1170) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 14, 2016
Can. Mostly clear golden pour. Aroma is melon, oak, a touch of tropical fruit. Taste is fairly bitter up front, nice melon notes, slight herbal as well. Balanced and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1175) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Aroma - pleasant mix of herbs, pine, and citrus hops. Appearance - the body is almost clean amber. The head is around 2" and off-white. Taste - has a nice pine, some citrus - grapefruit, a touch of oak, and some herbs. Palate - medium body, velvety, average carbonation, and slight herby, pungent, and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2016
Can at home while visiting Florida. Pours a slightly hazy amber gold with a white head. Light sweet candy aroma, hay and light toast. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light heroines, lemon, light orange pith, woody bitterness, quite juicy... Nice stuff, slight metallic aftertaste though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (1146) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2016
From the can. Aroma is oak, grape, pine, musty citrus, caramel malt. Flavor is white grape, oak, dank fruits. Medium bodied, oaky IPA

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (9111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2016
Sample at GABF 2016. Medium high fluffy white lasting head. Clear amber body. Powerful fruity aroma of apples and pears with a subtle hint of dill. Apple pear lemon vanilla flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness and a somewhat agressive alcohol contents. Low carbonation, long and dry finish.


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