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RATINGS: 1685   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atom (2167) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2011
12oz bottle thanks to Mattyb83. Pours a hazy orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma is floral, tropical, and caramel. Taste has plenty of alcohol, citrus and caramel malts, slight hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gpekar (494) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Poured a hazy orange amber with a creamy beige head. There were a lot of fruity citrus aromas. Apricot and tangerine in particular. There was some nice sweet malt aroma as well. The beer had a slightly creamy texture. There is a good hops bite with a good alcohol warmth initially. A good roasted malt sweetness comes through to balance the hops. The finish is again hop forward with a nice lingering citrus bitterness tempered by the malt. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2011
750 ml bottle. Amber coloured. Slightly hazy. Tall white head. Bold fruity hop aroma with tropical aromas, pine and grapefruit. Rich sweet malt flavours. Caramel. Flavourful with lots of hops. Nicely balanced. Very good. Classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
Moderat malty aroma. Average frothy, white head. Fair lacing. Cloudy yellow body. Heavy bitter and light sweet flavor. Light to medium palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13271) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Grapefruit? Maybe. Too messy. Light swet ad n heavy bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Messy beer and not my favorite style of IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine needles and some oranges. Flavor has some malty sweetness and later a strong bitter hoppiness with pine, resin and some citrus. Medium-bodied. A decent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarBache (33) - NORWAY - NOV 10, 2011
cloudy, white foam, pale, light sweetness, very bitter, one of the best beers i have tasted, i am still fresh in rating, but hopefully thats gone improve :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (3030) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2011
At a tasting, many thanks DSG, very little, head, hazy and alittle deep orange colour, aroma of orange blossom, mandarine and some buiscity malt, strong but mellow citrusy bitterness, quickly balanced by sweet biscuity malt, long sour sweetish aftertaste. Excellent balanced IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2011
On Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Pours clear orange with a fluffy head, Aroma: Sweet caramel malt, peach, resin, light mint. orange, tangerine, grapefruit, light bubblegum, medium mouthfeel, Taste is malt, caramel malt, fruity sweetnes, grapefruit, resin, grassy, orange peel, a bit dusty, leading to a dry bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7912) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2016 (Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 8 Oct 2011) Pale amber colour with brief, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried apricots, orange and grapefruit. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, citrus, grapefruit and a generous earthy, piney bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with balanced sweetness. Excellent IPA. Rerate: (Can, 13 June 2016) Pale amber colour, hazy, with big frothy off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Hoppy, fruity nose with notes of citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, lychee, apricots, honey, rye bread, some resin and fresh floral hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with apricots, orange peel, grapefruit, lychee, rye bread, honey and a finish with a generous citric/floral bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Well made IPA with a generous hop character. Very nice. (Same rating figures)

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