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RATINGS: 1646   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerzrus (2) - - JUN 6, 2016 does not count
Aroma of CItrus, Tropical Fruits, Pine, Resin Great Color. Perfect for an IPA. Orange/Blonde Overall a Great IPA!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBroFla (8) - - JUN 4, 2016 does not count
Cigar City's Jai Alai is a very basic IPA. Slightest Hop Aroma is present and hop taste is nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1659) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Leafy, green, and fresh hop aroma right out of the can. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a full white head. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus notes come through, with enough malt there to just bring everything together, before it fades off into a bitter finish. Moderate body, with that long bitter finish to help out. This is an amazing IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkSong (352) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2016
It pours a light amber color with a massive white long lasting head. It has the aroma of pine, tangerine, grapefruit, resin & candy. It has a nice restrained bitterness and tastes of grapefruit, pine, spruce, flowers & resin. Wonderful beer. I highly recommend it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (333) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Geproefd tijden IPA/Sour proeverij in de Vinotake, blik uitgeschonken in Struise BD proefglas. Koperkleurig oranjeachtig bier met een lichtbeige schuimkraag. Perfect IPA aroma, met tonen van tropisch fruit, als ananas, mango, grapefruit, honingachtige notities die overgaan in de typische dennenhout pijnboom aroma's. Het smaakpallet is geweldig in balans, waarschijnlijk een van de beste IPA bieren voor mij tot nu. Hopbitter, maar zoeter dan andere Amerikaanse IPA bieren. Zeer gebalanceerd met heerlijke zachte en zoete honingachtige notities, tropische vruchten als meloen, ananas en mango. Afdronk is zacht fruitige hopbitters, perfect bewaard in het blik. Dit was mijn eerste bier van Cigar City, lang naar gezocht, moeilijk verkrijgbaar in Europa. Maar het is absoluut de moeite waard, een geweldige IPA, met dank aan Thijs voor deze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1228) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Une cannette offerte par mon ami Yan pour mon anniversaire. Merci mon vieux! Liquide cuivré, voilé. Une belle mousse se forme lors du service mais disparaît en quelques minutes sans laisse de lacings sur le verre.En faisant tournoyer le liquide dans mon verre, j’anticipe un liquide plutôt collant et résineux. Arômes qui vont justement dans ce sens: parfums à la fois gommés de conifères et citronnés. Un très joli équilibre entre le fruit et l’arbre. Sans être explosifs, les arômes me paraissent bien balancés. Belle rondeur en bouche accompagnée d’une attaque très amère et florale. L’alcool est plutôt mal dissimulé mais apporte une touche bien chaleureuse qui se conjugue parfaitement à la rondeur du liquide. La cannette représente mal le produit à mon avis. Pour avoir vu cette cannette très souvent dans ma vie, j’ai toujours pensé que le liquide serait très léger et tropical. Or je ressens plutôt le contraire. Présence marquée des malts qui supportent magnifiquement ces houblons résineux. Une bière bien faite qui ne révolutionne toutefois pas le style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kespecial (211) - - MAY 11, 2016
Orange amber. Nose is pine, grapefruit, honey, orange. Taste is just a bit sweet, followed by dank line and more grapefruit. Resiny, almost syrupy palate. A favorite IPA I pick up whenever I’m in FLA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1374) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
on tap at The Draught Horse by Temple University - cloudy amber color. Nice hop aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beakerh20 (62) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Poured with a nice thin head. Orange Amber color. The flavor is citrus with some creamy back notes. As for an ipa it's mild and not overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (1263) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2016
Restrained citrus pine aroma in a hazy amber pour. Hop forward balance with a light fruity body and crisp clean finish. One of the best examples of the style from the East Coast.

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