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RATINGS: 1647   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malin_aiisa (732) - SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
Can. Less than one month. Golden, clear, white head Aroma of mandarin, almondy Taste sweet hoppy, deep bitter. Quite fizzy. Mandarin bitter Not my taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jared_Clifton (115) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Finnaly found this while vacationing in Naples, FL. Orange color with white head. Medium body. Huge hop flavor throughout, lots of orange and grapefruit, little bit of pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (177) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at Dublin's. Pours copper with an ivory head; sticky lacing is present throughout. Aromas of Citra hops, grapefruit, faint pine and burnt popcorn. Taste is very similar; loving the Citra hops and the mild bitterness. Glad I got a chance to try this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyScallywag (286) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2016
I'll start by saying that I love the bubbling of this ale. It's just a continuous flow of bubbles floating up in the glass. Even after 5mins of sitting, it just keeps going. The aroma is of malts and caramel. When sipped, there is a sweetness that is hidden well behind the bitter bite. Alcohol warms the tongue and tingles while the hops stay known just enough on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1286) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2016
On tap @ Cigar City. Stoked to finally try this! Pours impressively bright (in a Spieglau IPA glass, no less!) golden amber with thin white head. Aroma is sweet rich malt with a decided oaky component; hops are vegetal and floral. Taste is rich syrupy caramel malt, earthy and oaky; hops are medium bitterness, nice floral juiciness throughout. Huge for a "single" IPA, tons of malt and juicy hop flavor; almost (dare I say) west coast in its execution.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GolfGuy (7) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2016 Draft pour at LR in Boynton Beach. Pours hazy amber with ample white head. Aroma is fruity, mostly citrus. Initial taste is bitter citrus (hops & grapefruit), then the fullness of grapefruit, pine and tar hit the palate with a pleasant bite. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (949) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Pours an ideal amber with lasting off-white head. Aroma is complex, heavy and rich with honey, crisp with mango and pine sap. This was one month old, unrefrigerated at Target. On tap I suspect it would be even better. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
shanoknowsfood (91) - Hawaii, USA - MAR 14, 2016
can @ a friend’s house. Smelled great! - like a spiked Tangerine punch at a wedding. Looked like diseased urine. Tastes like someone squeezed the juice from a pine cone and added some tangerine zest. Palate was even worse! Aftertaste was citrus-turpentine. Wouldn’t serve this to my worst enemy. Absolute worthless piss!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (839) - - MAR 10, 2016
Six pack brought back from Atlanta. Loving this IPA right now. Pours a rich orange with a nice white head. Tons of flavor and well balanced- pine/ resin/ orange/ mango. Feels like a meal in a glass. Appropriately big mouthfeel and ABV. Super solid IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (1254) - Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Can. Pours clear amber gold with nice off white head and lacing. Nose is sweet tropical, melon and dough. Taste is similar with some dry bitterness. Great.

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