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RATINGS: 1483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gandalf39 (105) - - FEB 13, 2015
Probablement la meilleures IPA que j’ai jamais bu!! Le malté est sublime, le houblonnage est parfait, le mélange est totalement équilibré. La Bière de Dieu!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
estoniancraft (35) - ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2015
Great citrus and grassy hop aroma with sweet malt smell. Moderately clear golden color. Delicious hop forward flavor with lingering fruity aftertaste. Super beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
e303 (165) - - FEB 12, 2015
Can to ipa glass. Pour is a clear Amber with a big off white head. The aroma is heavily citrus but like the peel or rind. The taste is big citrus, orange, tangerine, tropical. Finish is decently carbonated. Damn fine, and damn drinkable ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2372) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Standard c hop nose. Tangerine dominates. Slightly hazy gold with 1 finger head and some retention. Nice lush mouthfeel. Small bubble. Good fresh taste and palate. Lots of ipas out there just like this.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 8, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2015 355ml can (Koht, Tallinn)
Peachy and mandarin aroma, but gets more dull and malty later, a pretty flat IPA, no zing. Straw, brief head. Has both sinky and floaty bits, nice. Not. Startchy body, sweet, some citrussy hops, some bitterness. Finish nicely bitter. Later I get vinegar in the aroma, oooh, that’s bad. Body gets starchier later, hops become more acidic and harsh. Unsatisfying IPA. However, it does cover the alcohol well, mostly by throwing harsh acidic fertilised female hops at the problem. Which causes just as many problems. "Canned 09/02" have you guys ever heard of the concept of years? Another crappy IPA. Snore. Oh gawd, I just noticed the commercial description. Why can’t stupidity be more painful for the perpetrator?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LearninBeer (409) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
The aroma is hops - citrus and some grass. Pours cloudy orange/copper with a big white head mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish a long bitter bite. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (401) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Draft. Pours dark orange with a thin white head that clings to the edges. Nice pine hop aroma. Very juicy with above average complexity for a single. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buczer (336) - Pabianice, POLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Pours orange, slightly hazy with stable white head. Intense aroma of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, some oranges. rather sweet. In taste firstly come quite high malty sweetness with fruity notes, but it’s well balanced with medium bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, pleasant bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stldicedealer (20) - Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2015
For as highly rated as this beer is I was very surprised at how dialed down the hop character was. Fruity, easy drinking and hides 8.7% well for me. Wish it was available in my area.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (328) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
IPA with sweet pineapple after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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