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RATINGS: 1540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (7607) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Bottled on may 1311, so a good 3 months old. Pours hazy orange with offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, preach, kiwi, pineapple, grapefruit, pine. Taste is malt, caramel, peach, pineapple, grapefruit, pine. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting bitter finish. 280711

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Orange amber body. Slight, off-white head. Not much retention or lacing. Not sure to chalk it up to the growler. S: Bright, fruit, semi-bitter citric hops. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange, tangerine. Somewhat hidden pine and floral notes. Slight caramel malt backbone coming through. T: Not quite as assertive as the nose lead on. The citric notes are somewhat muted and blurred while the malt is a bit more amped up. M: Smooth, medium bodied. Good carbonation. Crisp finish. O: Fairly good brew. Eager to try it on tap once it lands here in PA. The trick that the nose played on first sip was a bit disappointing, but all things considered I was pleased.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
osu97gp (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Pours a cloudy orange with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus and pine hops with some caramel malts in the background. Flavor of caramel, grass, and some citrus hops. Very smooth and easy to drink. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (488) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 27, 2011
Pours a nice cloudy orange with light white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy with a bit of sweetness to it. Taste is a nice and bitter hop character that pinches off with a sweet finish. Not much malt character at all. Good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2550) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber. Big white head. Piney notes in the aroma - in a not very flattering way, that is. Taste has got a caramel malty background. Its also very fruity. Notes of gooseberries, blood orange. Dark citrus... if you know what i mean... Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
finol (2490) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle from Kihoskh. Pours orange-amber with a yellowish head. Aroma of pine and oranges, bit old? Taste of oranges (pulp) and pine, fresh taste! Balanced and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2011
750ml bottle from Brewdog Bar Aberdeen. It pours hazy dark orange, with a thin off-white head. The nose is orange, mango, pine, cheesy hop and marmalade. The taste is zesty orange, mango, apricot, peach, hay, pine, grass and marmalade, with a solid bitter finish. It is medium bodied and has fine carbonation. Very good balance and full of tangy orange fruit. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2838) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
Flaske: Orange klar øl med et fint lille hvidt skumhoved. Duften er meget eksotisk frugtet, klart humlet. Med en god del blomster til at slutte af på. Smagen er knap så kompleks og meget mere lige udaf landevejen IPA: Kunne godt forestille mig at denne øl ville slå mig omkuld frisk på fad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2011
Pours orange with well retained white head. Nice juicy aroma. Taste is fruity, oranges slight pine. Long bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2011
75cl bottle. Looks ideal. Thin aroma. Tremendously flavoursome. Hoppy a bad yin liiiike.

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