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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle. Amber with a medium white head. Not as "green" as expected but still a good IPA that was balanced. Medium bitterness with toffee, hops, fruit and with some notes of perfume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle from May 23, 2011; an awesome extra from Gription79! Pours hazy dark copper and orange with a creamy 2-finger beige head that falls to a small rocky head, leaving webby lacing. The flavor is sweet citrus peel and bready malt, with a bitter pine and spicy citrus finish. Well-balanced. Moderate carbonation, full-bodied and rich, and warming. Really nice stuff. Thanks man! [803]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2011
orange, fluffy white head, lacy. nose of sweet malt and citric hops. flavor follows nose, wiith a malty, caramelly backbone and a bitter hop backbone. medium bodied, bitter finish. a tasty beer, one that i’ll have to revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (877) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Amber-orange-red, with a large white head. Big fruity citrus-fruity aroma. Also heavy caramel, grass and hops in the aroma. First the beer is rather bitter, but has a nice and long after(taste) of sweetness that lasts for a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2011
75 cl bottle at home in Skövde.Golden beer with offwhite head. Hoppy grassy aroma, fruity, creamy malty, brown sugar. Hoppy flavor, grassy, perfume notes. Nice balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6315) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Shady deep amber, medium off-white head. Fruity hop aroma with some citrus and pine. Meduim bodied, soft carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2011
bottle@erzbierschof’s bar - clear bronze beer with a chaotic foam left; a strong flowery hoppiness, a solid fruitiness too (mango, pineapple), gently earthy; medium to full-bodied and gently sticky, low carbonation and very tasty; a late and solid bitterness, creamy and very fruity bitter finish - subtle and deply pleasant

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1789) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
3/5 in darkness. Smells hoppy and abit wheat. Tastes hoppy sweet, abit bitter with a hoppy sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1702) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle. Hazy amber, quite a large off-white head leaving a lot of lacing. Aroma: oranges, lemons, some spice, honey, candy apples. Taste: sweet and juicy, pineapple, caramel, Werther’s Originals, some pepper, quite a light bitterness. Smooth, with average carbonation. Really nice and well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
75 cl bottle. Golden beer with a lasting offwhite head. Hoppy grassy aroma, fruity, creamy malty. Hoppy metallic flavor, grassy, milky, perfume notes.

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