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RATINGS: 1576   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2397) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Aroma: floral hops, honey, dusty grain malts, citrus fruits. Appearance: slightly hazy, dark brown, small, white, creamy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: floral hops, dry bitters continue, grain malts, and again some citrus / oranges. Overall: very nice IPA, intense and well-balanced. Pint at Beavertown Brewery, Tottenham.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rotaman14 (439) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - SEP 19, 2015
Aroma of orange juice, fudge, pine floor. Good bitterness in the taste, juicy hops, very pronounced orange notes, some spice; citric and dry aftertaste with medium duration. Full body. Very, very fruity IPA, which doesn’t lack the necessary hop kick. Delicious stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (239) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2015
On tap at Kerr’s Winghouse in Daytona. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. Aromas of, spruce, citrus and hay. Taste the same with some, grass and herbs and clove. Nice example of an ipa. Light on the palate. Little lacing in the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Slightly hazed burnt orange pour with tight knit white head and lacing. The semi-sweet malt backbone stands up to the hop punch concoction of peach, grapefruit, onion, and earthy tones. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brew_Cat (97) - St. Ives, Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Pours orange with large creamy white diminishing head. Cloudy particles, good lacing. Average malts, cookie and caramel. Heavily hoppy, flowers, pine, orange and citrus, with hints of tangerine. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, bitter aftertaste. A top class IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garbageman (485) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2015
From tap pours a hazy orange with nice white head. Aroma was fresh with notes of citrus like mango, pineapple and orange. Taste was fresh citrus with sweet malt backing. The bitter comes in to balance the sweet. Everything about this is well balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (925) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Jai Alai, how have you managed to avoid me all this time? As one of the first great IPA’s to be available from a can, Jai Alai has a longstanding reputation. If you’re a hophead, you’ll know why immediately. It’s dank, juicy, tropical, earthy, piney, citrusy, grassy, floral, and herbal. Want another adjective? Here’s one more: delicious. Goddamn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
monkeychugg55 (972) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Hazy copper orange with a nice sized head. The aroma has a mix of grapefruit, orange, and mellow pine resin, as well as some sweet malt. The flavor is pretty much the same, finishing moderately bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (549) - HUNGARY - AUG 28, 2015
A legendás hírű főzet nyomában jómagam is azóta járok, amióta a különleges sörökkel történő összeismerkedés rögös útján elindultam annak idején. Ez legalábbis az india pale ale, mint kategória esetében teljes mértékben igaz, hiszen akit nem hagy hidegen az IPA műfaj, s rokonszenvvel viseltetik az amerikai sörök iránt, annak valószínűleg ez a főzet sem kerülte el a figyelmét. Egyszerű, mégis megnyerő dobozát látva az embernek olyan érzése támad, mintha ezáltal az ital lényege is nyilvánvaló módon tárulna elé, s magától értetődővé válna minden, ami a sört kivételessé teszi. Ebbéli meggyőződésünkben a későbbiek során sem kell csalódnunk, hiszen a fémpalack valóban szinte tökéletes italt rejt. Opálos, réz színű teste nagy súlyú, mézzel bevont komlónyalábok szelencéje, mely telt ízjegyekkel bőségesen megáldott, élesztősen, almásan fanyar, mézédesen malátás, tartalmasan komlós, mindenhová felkapaszkodó, s szinte ízletesen kesernyés kortyokban tárulkozik ki. Ennél kerekebb italra felesleges vágyni, lényegében minden megvan benne, amit egy india pale ale-től valaha is elvárható lesz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Draft/Fest. A- Pine, tropical fruits, citrus, bitter. A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Citrus, pine. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Not as citrusy as I dreamt it would be but still glad to have had it. A nice beer that isn’t crazy bitter.

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