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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconger (138) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2014
Can. Red-gold and mildly turbid with thin head. Aromas of citrusy hops predominate. Balanced grapefruit hops and mid malts with a bit of chlorine. Big finish and great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (239) - - APR 1, 2014
Had at Mitchell's in Tampa. An orange/amber color. Nose is typical IPA - not as strong as other's made it out to be. Taste is grapefruit and lots of hops. Pretty good...a solid IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
popat4u2nv (1) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Delicious IPA from one of my favorite breweries here in the sunshine state!!! It’s like a bitter orange in your mouth simply amazing aroma and taste!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CerveceroMundo (12) - SPAIN - MAR 24, 2014
Jai Alai, Cigar City: Una IPA increíble, frutal amarga y compensada. http://birrerosdelmundounios.blogspot.com.es/2014/

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (680) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
shared a can with a friend. thank to Cunningham! poured a pale amber colour with a white head. it was 4 months old. so this rating could be a lot better if it was fresh? anyway.. still a lot of hops, peach, citrus, floral hops, creamy full bodied mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Awesome IPA, found this in West LA, really hoppy and bitter, some citrus, nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dking3 (9) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
Very good IPA, firm bitterness, nice hop flavor, some hoppy aroma. Nice dry example of aggressively hopped American IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaxtreme (9) - - MAR 19, 2014 does not count
I really do love floral IPAs. The nose smells like a bouquet of hops has been smeared under my nose. Beautiful amber appearance. Wonderful dry sweetness to the taste. Definitely going to ruin my palate for the next beer I have....the ultimate sign of a good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (560) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Big thanks to tectactoe for the can. Big zesty tropical hop smell. Really refreshing flavor. Very easy drinking. Big quality hop flavor. I am a big fan of this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crille (64) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Nice golden color with a thick white head. The aromas is very floral, with caramel, grapefruit and pine. A fruity mouth, with more grapefruit again, sweet malt, toffee and a hint of hay. Very nice IPA or is it a DIPA?

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