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RATINGS: 1533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12911) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a couple fingers of white head that clings to the glass and leaves a nice lace on the glass. S: Decently perfumey with a nice floral note and a lot of orange zest, too. There is a light breadiness underneath the hops and a prevailing, though light, citrus note to it. T: The flavor is pretty nice, better than the nose. Light pineapple with grapefruit and orange, and lots of orange zest. There might even be a bit of melon. Lightly malty with some bread and a light bitterness. M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. O: Not the hugest fan of some of the variations of this beer, but this base version is actually decent.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Aroma of apricot and citrus with a bit of floral. Pours orange with a medium bubbly head. Tastes of nectarines with a floral bite to us.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2011
This is the first time i prefer and IPA being aged as opposed to being just an IPA. Nice tropical fruit boost in this but with a small boozieness that gets you at the end. But overall a great IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 cloudy orange, small film. Big body, tingling sweetness among the bitterness. Very good brew, thanks Natasha and Adam! Initial Rating Date: 7/23/2011 10:33:15 AM Re-rate 7/4/2014 Loads of grapefruit and exotic fruits in the aroma, dry considering the style, incredibly good and refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (996) - PERU - JUL 22, 2011
Poured hazy golden with a smallish off-white head. I’m near Tampa, so I thought I would try a Cigar City. It looks good and I like all the flavors, citrus and bitters, but I don’t like the final product. as it has an astringent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13623) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 200711

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 36cl, American brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, slightly sweet and fruity, very balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bax (1286) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
(Bottle 20/07-2011) Head faded rather quickly, good bitterness in taste, medium sweet, rather smooth taste, hop aroma is not as dominant as you might expect in an American IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaiLaIPA (2) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2011 does not count
A nicely balanced IPA with an interesting tobacco aftertaste. The aroma is orange-flavored toffee. The taste is bitter, but the malt dominates. I get some pine, blood orange, caramel, and tons of bitterness. A creamy IPA with a chewy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5502) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. This beer poured a light copper gold with a smallish head. Pine in the nose with some sweeter caramel. That goes a long way in describing the flavor. Some tart citrus, too. A well brewed beer.


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