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RATINGS: 1373   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Poured medium amber, citrus hops, caramel, little honey, little wood, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2009
On tap at RnH. Came highly recommend by CUJO and I can see why. I love the homage this beer pays to the intense and fast paced sport, Jai Alai. Though I’ve never played, looks ridiculously awesome. A very vivid and rich IPA... citrus and pine rushed at 188 mph to the face! Really loving IPAs lately and this sucker is better than the lot of ’em.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2010 Draft at Capone’s with Vin. Pours a deep honey amber with a thick, richh, meriuenge tan head. Huge webbed lacing with heavy froth. Aroma of pine, hope resin, grapefruit, peach, honey and slight notes of sweet malt. Medium bodied with a nice hoppy, tangy, frim palate which supports the alcohol well and hides it even better. Finishes with a sauve, gooey bitter pucker. Awesome IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Growlered in a rogue ceramic 750ml bottle. Thanks to Andrew... Pours a semi-transparent reddish amber brown with a fluffy light beige head... Bright hoppy aroma of juicy citrus and grapefruit hops, very green in many respects. Somewhat of a caramel backbone to coincide with... Flavors maintain a fruity hop profile with emphasis on herbal and citrus hops. Finishes with a lightly dry and herbal note. Very little bitterness. Smooth fluffy mouthfeel and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Swingtop bottled from the brewery. Pours hazy red with creamy white head. Aroma is very fruity, red fruit, juicy fruit, some gritty tropical fruit as well. Fruity flavors of melon, grapefruit, grass, and citrus. Creamy mouthfeel. More on the fruity side than the grapefruit-piney bitter hop bombs.

   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 (2361) - 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 (6063) - 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 (10712) - 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.

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