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Jai Alai India Pale Ale pays tribute to the original extreme sport. Jai Alai, a game native to the Basque region of Spain, is played on a court called a fronton. Jai Alai players attempt to catch a ball using a curved mitt, whilst the ball travels at speeds of up to 188 miles per hour! Proving they have a sense of humor the Spanish dub this game, with its ball traveling at race car speeds, """"the merry game."""" Tampa was once home to a busy Jai Alai fronton but sadly all that remains of Jai Alai in the Tampa Bay area is this India Pale Ale that we brew in tribute to the merry game. The India Pale Ale style of beer has its roots in the strong ales sent from England to thirsty British troops in India during the 18th century. To survive the journey the beers needed more alcohol and more hops (which act as a natural preservative). This “big” brewing practice made India Pale Ale one of the first """"extreme beers"""" and a favorite among the Queens military men in India. Eventually it became a favorite style of the new crop of American brewers seeking more flavor and complexity than mass-market brewers were willing to offer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1562) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2011
My first Cigar City beer, so was excited - thanks dbarnold! A very nice IPA, best beer I’ve ever had made in Florida so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Hazy amber pour with active carbonation which adds to a large creamy head. Incredible lacing. Big citrus hop aroma. Upfront the brew is sweet with the major hop presence coming through in the finish. Nice big flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Trade from Tsotsi as an extra--thanks. Very nice IPA here. Great aroma. I remember it being nice and piney and had an awesome wood flavor to it. Very drinkable and crisp and well rounded. Two thumbs up

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Pours a medium orange, with a smallish head. Nose is bursting with citrus over a pine base, just a bit of caramel behind. Flavor follows suit - this is delicious. Very bitter and hop-forward, without being too sharp. Citrus rind note lingers for a while. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
(beer tasting @ Monty’s Krown - Rochester, NY: bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy copper pour with a white head. Really citrusy and oaky aroma with a bitter hop twang to it. Flavor is very hoppy and fruity at the start with a slightly muddled middle of sweet and tart. A sweet and almost woody flavor comes up at the end with a very zesty finish of bitty and piney hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2011
12oz bottle.Pours a cloudy copper with a large white head.Nose is heavy oak and citrus and herbacious hops.Taste is sticky hops,creamy malts and lots of vanilla oaky flavors.This is a really nice oaked IPA for sure.My first Cigar City beer and I can’t wait for more!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2870) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A nice IPA...nothing special but nice. Aroma was good. Strong hop presence with butter and caramel. Pour was a hazy dark orange with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was very hoppy and full. Strong caramel malt in the front with that lingering buttery flavor muddling things up. The hops kick in in the aftertaste with a mixture of spiciness and earth. Very little carbonation. As the beer warms the sweet malt and hot hops seem to meld a little better. Not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2011
Hazy honey colored beer with a white head. Bright fruity and berry flavours. Some alcohol sweetness. Probably a lot more suited for a hot day in Florida than on a cold winter day in Sweden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2251) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2011
Diskret doft, men en fruktig smak som har mycket mer karaktär än doften. Trevlig eftersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2011
(bottle from hopshunter, 5/3/10). Clear copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate grass/citrus hop aroma, with light sweet malt and light spicy hops. Moderate spicy citrus hop flavor, with moderate bitterness. Long duration. Moderate bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.

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