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RATINGS: 1687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Orange colour with a medium-sized off-white head. Hoppy aroma with orange, lemon and grapefruit. Bitterness, orange, lemon, grapefruit and sweet malt in the flavour. Medium-bodied, bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9372) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014
355 ml can. Canned xx.xx.2014.
A lot fresher product now, very nice hop profile with a exotic fruity flavor. Very nice.
355 ml bottle. Bottled 25.07.2011.
Pours clear amber colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of hoppy exotic fruits, maple syrup, caramel, toffee notes, spruce, grass and orange peel. Flavour of mandarin, mild lemon, some syrup notes, and sadly some vegetables. Unfortunately this is not very fresh bottle and the flavour is probably not as good as it should be. Hopefully I’ll come across with a fresh one some day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014
35,5 cl bottle @ home, bottled(?) on 25.07.2011
Aroma has hops with resin and exotic fruits. Also hints of gooseberry bush. Aroma is sweetish with exotic fruits, but also some cardboard and vegetables. Probably past its best already.

35,5 cl can @ hotel room, Copenhagen. Canned 03.03.2014?
Aroma has hay and peaches. Also some grainy and mineral tones. Flavour has pineapple juice, passionfruit, hops and some pine needles. Refreshing, a lot better now and without off-flavours. Perhaps a bit stuffy at the end of the glass though. 7+4+8+4+16=3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
edwardbass (795) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Excellent IPA. Light copper color, nice hops aroma. The taste is the real winner. Not overwhelmingly bitter, but just right. Nice body. Very drinkable. One of the best IPAs I’ve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2630) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Bottle at Raglan Road; Downtown Disney. A little hazy, copper, and possessing a big off-white head. Strong aroma of pine, resin, caramel, and citrus. Taste is malty and well hopped. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosco (291) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Brown/amber, bitter up front and back. Persistent head, layered lace, bitter not burnt. Citrus-burnt, bitter orange peel. Woody. Sharp. clean finish. Nice. $1.79/12 oz @ Total Wine & More.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5949) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2011
12 oz bottle @ Patricks. Almost clear golden body with a small off-white head. Nice aroma of citric fruit and caramel with a hint of soap. Flavor is citric fruity, caramel and bitter. Medium body with a long and sweetish bitter aftertaste. Nice and refreshing IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9529) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2011
Small yellowish head, dwindling over hazy orange beer. Discreet fruit, slightly bittersweet oranges, caramel and liqueurish. Nose being quite aromatic, if discreet on the hops. Bitter, more hop-intoned than the nose; again oranges or kumquat, orangezeste. Long, long bitterish aftertaste on the tongue. Creamy texture, but at least medium carbonated; medium bodied. Unspectacular as IPA’s (sometimes) go, but sound on all accounts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle. Clear orange color with a moderate off-white head. The nose is fragrant, sweet malts, grassy hops, some black pepper, citrus fruits. The taste is medium sweet - some orange. The finish is bitter. The palate is medium, the texture is a bit slick. The carbonation lively. Overall, a really nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4390) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 Rerate: 7/3/7/3/13[3.3] At a tasting thanks DSG, Pours deep hazy red with a medium head, aroma of peach, pineapple, pine needles and vanilla, flavor is bitter and rich with malt, tangerine, strawberries, highly carbonated with a great long and bitter aftertaste, medium to full body, very nice 8/5/8/4/13/[3.8]

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