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RATINGS: 1497   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
florent.janssens (195) - - FEB 24, 2015
Arôme houblonné. Pas beaucoup d’amertume pour une IPA. Goût légèrement orangé. IPA qui se boit facilement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (269) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015
Overwhelming fruity hop aroma. Abundant foam. Tastes orange and honey. Not too bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (932) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Can (Lopez smuggled these outta the Sunshine State and back to the City of Big Shoulders... nice one, brother!). Pours a gorgeous orangey-gold hue, big-assed white head with really good retention and lacing. Nose is dank and resinous underpinned by a cakey malt backbone. Mouth is medium bodied, lightly sweet. Massive wallop of tropical fruit (guava, passion fruit, mango), melon, orange peel, white grape juice, Juicy Fruit gum, very little in the way of bitterness. And at an undetectable 7.5% these are potentially dangerous (I could easily drinking 6 of these without batting an eye) Simply fucking awesome IPA. Lopez is the muthafuckin man, yo!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (485) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 Nose is mostly guava paste, faint citrus in background. Flavor is same plus pungent mango, honey, graininess, some grapefruit in the finish. Exceptionally balanced with some unique tropical hop flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (714) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2015
12oz can into a stemmed ommengang glass. Pours a dark shaded orange, light brown highlights. Head is thin, off white, a few cm, nice lacing leaking on the glass. Great aroma of mango, pineapple, phat hops, resin, grass, pine. Taste of a hop slam, orange dominance, piney endeavorings, juicy hops tickle the tounge, funky sweat aroma through grapefruit at times, eh. But then more hops. This is excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gandalf39 (115) - - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
e303 (175) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2408) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (10044) - 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?

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