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RATINGS: 1517   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Digzis (96) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAR 29, 2015
Très bonne ipa ! Robe orange assez foncé et un peu trouble. Des notes d’orange et de pamplemousse, un peu de miel. Une texture un peu huileuse ou résineuse, qui donne une bonne rondeur et une bonne longueur en bouche. Ça se boit tout seul !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (335) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Had higher hopes for this one. What you get is an average ipa with moderate to heavy bitterness and nice citrus notes. Not as good as CC’s pale ale though which has much more character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (838) - LATVIA - APR 2, 2015
Amber with small white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Strong, but mild bitterness well balanced with some sweet touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicolas_M (81) - BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
Beer in can isn’t a good sign, but this time it is different. It’s a good IPA, not too strong and with some zest of oranges. But it is lacking of gas, probably because of the can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (386) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
Robe orange foncée légèrement trouble. Au nez, les arômes de fruits tels l’orange, tangerine, pin et une touche caramélisée prennent d’assault notre sens olfactif. En bouche, c’est comme boire un jus de fruits. Orange, tangerine, pamplemousse. Petit côté résineux. Belle finale bien fruitée et amère. Assez unique en son genre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (265) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2015
Can. Pours a clear orange/gold color. Thin head with nice lacing. Aromas and tastes of sweet caramel malts, tropical fruits, and citrus hops. Big on the orange flavor; like juice. Medium bodied with a dry hoppy bitter finish. Nice... but Invasion is better still.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (728) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
In bottle at Bahama Breeze offers a thin bodied orange pour with a one finger mushy cap. Nose pops hop & coniferous. Squeezed orange & grapefruit pulp on the tongue. A big & bold IPA, with a nice hoppy edge. My old man cringed when he took a sip. I think this a fantastic glass of hop juice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (767) - USA - APR 3, 2015
Medium copper, clear, off-white head. Aroma of juicy orange and grapefruit, a little pine, some caramel malt. Flavor: biscuity malt with a little crystal (caramel) note, resinous piney hop flavor, orange-citrus, finishes with more resinous hop and some lingering sweetness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2910) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle in trade from JB. Pours clear amber with off-white head and lace. The head stays. Aroma is big pine right off, then sweet citrus hops and caramel. Flavor is sweet, caramel, pine and citrus hops. Alcohol is well covered. Overall a great IPA. Thanks for the trade JB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1531) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
12 fl oz can from Mikkeller webshop. Orange amber colour, white foam head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of mango, citrus, hoppy. Taste is malt caramel balanced with sweet tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit, pine, hop resin bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry hoppy bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.

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