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RATINGS: 1629   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2011
En botella de 33cl.Dorada anaranjada,Espuma acceptable,limpia.Aromas a resina,pino,lúpulos especialles.En boca es tirando a dulce pero con buen caracter lúpuloso.Un poco decepcionante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle, 355 cl: Unclear amber beer with a reddish edge and a creamy, lacing off-white head. Sweetish fruity-malty aroma with notes of toasted malt, caramel, pine and surprisingly subtle hints of mandarin, orange and grapefruit. The taste is sweet, fruity and medium bitter with lots of caramel and citrus notes. Quitre complex, actually. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Long dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6469) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2011
750ml Bottle - Gold/amber with a foamy head. Pine, spruce, grapefruit, peach and toffee in the aroma. Bitter, hoppy and tangy taste with notes of grain, grapefruit, sticky toffee pudding, peaches in syrup and pine. The finish is bitter, hoppy and slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6984) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 27, 2011
Bottled 355ml. -from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Clear amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, malty fruity nose. Toasted malt, caramel and fruits with subdued hoppy notes. Alcohol is noticable specially in the finish. Let’s say overated beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
12 oz bottle courtesy of MikeLuke23. Thanks Mike. Pours a cloudy light amber with a small light tan head that has good retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is light grapefruit, sugar cookie, and a bit of tangerine. Quite sweet. The taste is sweet sugar cookie, caramel, and some light grapefruit. The finish has a strong bitterness. Medium body. Medium-low carbonation. Overall, not that enjoyable. Too sweet. The flavors are in general quite bland with not enough hop presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
greengoblincc (12) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Good Everyday IPA. Nice inviting aroma of Hops. Nice balance of hops and bitterness. Crafted very well compared to other craft breweries. Slightly Hazy with a light frothy head, Jai Alai is tasty if your only drinking one....or six of them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NosirIwont (2242) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a bog, fluffy off-white/yellowish head. Good lacing. Sweet and fat citrus and pine hop aroma on a malty background. Remote candy-like note. Flavour is pretty much the same, although somewhat sweeter, and with a nice bitterness thrown in for good measure. Bitter finish with a lingering grassy note. Overall a good, solid and well-made IPA. Maybe a bit too sweet, but not much. 25.10.11.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2012 Nice fresh fruity aroma, and very nice bite.. good intensity in flavor I thought. This was more enjoyable on draft and this rating reflects that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012 Botte, pours dark amber with medium head. Aroma is citrus, caramel, candy, hops. Taste is slightly bitter. Oily mouthfeel. Good balanced ipa. Tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2011
import from burg326. this one is a keeper! damn shame this isn’t more widely available.. poured from the bottle. deep amber color with a frothy head. aromas of sweet malts and pungent hops. starts out with a balanced malt taste followed by a great hop finish. slightly syrupy reminiscent or an imperial ipa. one of my favorite’s!

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