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RATINGS: 1249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2561) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2010
One good IPA. Great citrus aroma with some malt and pine. Slightly cloudy amber with a Clinging head. Tastes great with a peppery start loaded at the end with a wonderful bitterness. Has a big hop presence and a great after taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrianDorry55 (330) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
on draft at brewery. aroma is pine and grapefruit. cloudy, orange-tan body. good sized white head. flavor is grapefruit, pine, and some burnt bitterness. palate is kinda sticky but full. really solid ipa.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2013 RERATE: 4/27/13 - Goto beer. We get it regularly now in the cans - at grocery and bottle shops - generally less than a week old. When it occasionally disappears around town we get twitchy. One of my favorite beers. Fresher the better. RERATE: 12/13/12 - we get these fresh now (sometimes a few days after bottling) and it’s one of my goto brews. Not quite to 2hearted territory for me, but close. RERATE: 9/23/10 - six pack of 12oz bottles brought up by Liquor Loft - still no distribution to Tally though. Think these have been inconsistent quality-wise. This time quite good. Bumped my score to 8/10. RATING: I know I’ve rated this a couple times now - on scraps of paper somewhere no doubt. This one is draft from Proof. Darker ipa pour - orange gold with a thin off-white head. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Taste is grapefruit, caramel malts, flowers and a citrus rind roughness to it. The texture is spot on - medium and creamy, but also drinkable. Not in the two hearted class - very good though.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopher (592) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2010
on tap. aroma is a great fruity mess, with citrus, peaches, passion fruit, pineapple, a bit of sweet grass, and maybe some resin. it’s a dark orange-gold with small rocky head. very nicely balanced flavor, firm but soft mix of sweet and bitter. medium bodied, on the dry side, with a long bitter fruit finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Thanks to ktrillionaire for sending this beer to me. The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is awesome. I get some grapefruit and also some pine. There is also the slightest amount of orange citrus in the aroma. The flavor is a even mix of pine and grapefruit with neither standing out or dominating. There is some caramel malt in there as well. The bitterness is about medium. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very refreshing and easy drinking. I had this after a 12 hour day at work and it was the perfect beer. So glad I got to try this and happy I have a few more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
enjoyed being able to compare the cedar aging to the regular product. I drank this one in a strait pint glass the pour produced a generous white head that settled to a nice lace. The body of the brew was a darker copper almost amber in color. It had a nice hoppy nose citrus and floral herbs were right in you face. The flavor was nicely balanced but the hops were in the front. It had a medium feel to it with good carbonation. I think this was a good drinking IPA easily sesionable. I would be proud to call it my local IPA

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chalsk (1017) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2010 At 7.5 abv I would call this a DIPA. Regardless it is tremendous. Pours a golden orange color with a soapy white head. Has an aroma of grapefruit and pine with a hint of caramel. Sweet citrus up front. And then the harsh hit of hops. Resiny. Subtle caramel backing. Excellent. Can’t wait to have again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AttitudeBrew (6) - Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2010 does not count
Got this in a trade with changeup45. Pours a nice burnt orange color with a nice off white foamy head. Nice piney citrusy aroma ,Then finishes with some nice medium sweet malt tones.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (1852) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2010
The bottle unleashed a cloudy burnt orange brew which was topped with a nice 2" white head. With an aroma of pine and citrus, this nectar has a bite. The tongue is overrun with hops and citrus. It punches you right in the mouth with a sharp piney combo. The finish is nice. It’s a pungent IPA that quenches the thirst. If you get a chance, you should try one. It will change your life. O.K., maybe not. It is a great IPA though with a unique taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10354) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle from ericandersnavy - the man of many hard to find beers. Pours hazy dark coppy with a transient off-white head. Aroma is sort of nutty hoppy. Medium plus body with mild, but tingly, carbonation. Flavor is wood, hoppy and submerged caramel. There’s so much hop it burns a bit. Finish is a standoff between sweet and bitt - but sweet leaves and hop stays. Malt? Almost rye. Strong hop that builds and builds.


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