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RATINGS: 1368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2009
RnH: tap: really great IPA!!! Thoroughly enjoyed this one... Pours a hazy amber, fantastic dry head, great lacing all the way through. Loads of citrus, bright fruits and bitters... some earthy, woods, dirt tones. The taste offers much of the same... I really like the citrus and hop combo, becoming a huge fan of the taste.... this beer does it well!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Fine IPA....would be my session brew if I didn’t live up in Panama City......I’ll be sure to get a growler each time I’m in Tampa! Great job!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
On draft at Capones. Pours a coppery amber with a creamy medium sized beige head. Aroma of light citrus, grassy notes and earth. Taste is grassy with hints of light citrus, pine and earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (6033) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2009
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 On tap in a pint glass. Very fruity aroma on this puppy - even some cherry in there methinks, with a hint of grass and pee. The flavor is maltier, pretty well balanced, but also finishes nice and dry. This is good stuff. Have had this several times since my first rate. When fresh, the aroma is amazingly tropical - think guava, mango, pineapple, grapefruit. SO GOOD!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Draft at Cock & Bull Pub. Poured a clear copper color with an average ceeamy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chickenflea (336) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Draft @ Underground Bluz. I had been wanting to t;ry this beer for a long time. I was not disappointed. One of the smoothest, freshest IPAs I have had. Taste was pink grapefruit from the start, but not bitter like some of the yellow varieties of grapefruit. (Being a Floridian, I know the difference.) Nice hoppy finish with no distractions along the way. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
1. From the Bottle at the Marriott Hotel, Denver 26/09/2009 Big hoppy aroma. White head. Amber coloured and hoppy with a crisp and slightly dry bitter finish. 2. Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 Hop aroma. White head. Golden bronze coloured hoppy and fruity with a pineapple flavour. A little bitterness in a dry lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odde (306) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2009
dark color for an ipa with a slowly dissipating white head. floral, pine and grapefruit notes along with the hops. rather mild malts. pleasant mouthfeel. certainly worth seeking out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Cigar city jai lai. Poured a deep reddish orange with a fluffy off white head. Hoppy and malt nose. Reminded me of six points malt yeast base with different hop notes sweet hops with a strong malt base. I like a lot of this beer but could do without the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2024) - USA - NOV 15, 2009
Been looking forward to trying something from Cigar City, since they seem to be one of the hot beers recently. This was on tap at Rattle’n’Hum. Jai Alai is a dry, piney, astringent, West Coast syle IPA. Very flavorful, and a very good brew overall.

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