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RATINGS: 1642   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Pours a unfiltered opaque honey color with small white head with large lingering bubbles. A light hoppy aroma with a suttel sweetness unforchinley the oak note does not show up on the aroma. The oak that does not show up on the arom dominates your mouth with the first drink finish lightly hoped with a bitter sweetness. The finish is the highlight of the beer because of all the arama and flavor linger on you palate. Overall good BEER.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
Big Bottle from Ölbutikken thx HenrikS cons 2011-10-29 Göteborg AR: thick apricot marmelade, oine and suryp AP: wee hazyness - amber in color, 1 cm thick frothy, glittery white head F: grape fruite juicy, apricot marmelade, pine cone, oily, high carbonation, loaded with grape fruit and fruitiness in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6532) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2011
Bottled from Systembolaget Slightly hazy amber. Medium white head. Fresh, fruity, citric aroma. Tropical fruits and resin in the flavour. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Habersham Beverage Warehouse. It pours a clear amber orange with a large head of off-white foam. The head stays around forever leaving nice lacing. The nose has lots of pine, tropical fruit, and resin. The flavor is all hops. Resin, pine needles, a little herbal note, and a slight tropical sweetness I can’t quite place. Medium bodied with average carbonation leading to a lengthy, bitter finish. It’s very good. Not Two Hearted good, but very good. Especially if you like a little less malt presence in your IPA.

   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 (6563) - 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 (7064) - 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.

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