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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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
javiercrasher (160) - Granada, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
De color naranja, con una bonita capa de espuma blanca que dura hasta el final. Aromas cítricos y tropicales. Buen cuerpo y bien gasificada. En boca moderadamente amarga, cítrica y con algo de pino. Final ligeramente acaramelado. Alcohol bien integrado. Invita al trago largo y regusto prolongado. Un cervezón!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
12 oz can. Vacation in Tampa. Pours slightly cloudy orange amber, white head, nice lacing. Citrus, orange, lemon, pine, sweet malt. Good balance with a moderately bitter, largely dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy dark orange, very fruity and bitter, juicy pine, dry toffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2014
A very creamy IPA! My first Cigar City Brewing beer and I now know what all the rave is about! This shelfie is an amazing brew that would be perfect for any occasion. Cannot wait to taste more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (51) - - JUN 13, 2014
Color is a hazy pale orange. Minimal head. Aroma is hops, some pine, and a little bit of malt. Flavor is malt for a second, then well-balanced citrus notes come through. Somewhat sweet as well. Nice carbonation. Pretty easy drinking for an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbbeer (584) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Mostly clear orange, small off white head. Citrus hop aroma, bit of grass and malt. Medium body, light carbonation, no alcohol. Flavor is intensely orangy, almost getting some esters, definitely on the sweet side, there’s a bit of malt. The flavor is strong and fresh but for me too much sweet citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (223) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Can from New Beer. Pours a darkish orange amber with off white head. Aroma is caramel, bready malt, citrus, sweet sugar, grapefruit rind, light pine. Starts bready turns bitter & ends fruity and sweet. Solid

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (81) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Draft. Dark color, sort of caramel colored. Good head. Light citrus aroma and flavor. Slightly sweet flavor. Good medium body, with lively carbonation & bitter finish. Good citrus aroma and flavor!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JUN 9, 2014
Another example that awesome IPA can beat decent IIPAs. Quite intense caramel, candy background with fresh fruity citrus hop bomb, mostly grapefruit, peach and mango, pine. Moderate sweet with moderate bitterness taking over. Awesomly well balanced, intense, but in same time highly dinkable and refreshing. Great brew

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Janebikes (4) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
Great aroma, excellent hop forward taste with citrus notes in the finish. Overall excellent all around IPA.

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