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RATINGS: 1349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (187) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours a cloudy gold and copper. Tropical hop aromas of mangos, tangerines and some wet pine in the background. Taste is more tropical up front with some sweet malt background. Great example of what citrusy and tropical hops do to an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2368) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Cellared, competition 750 ml. bottle, shared & poured to snifters, showing a hazed, amber hue, with a presentable layer of off white head foam, and waves & spots of lacing. Expected and found the nose to express a kind of Barleywine scent, with malty sweetness, and a quite diminished presence of fruit & citrus. The taste, on the other hand, was bolder, with a pronounced & lingering hop bitterness, surviving fruit with some tropical flavor, alcohol warmth, and some finishing dryness. May have lost the aroma, but otherwise aged gracefully, although I shouldn’t have put the bottle through it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2781) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Can from Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Tropical fruits, pine, hints of grape, sweetness, hops and malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
355ml can, trade with djoeye. Hazy apricot coloured body. Remaining off-white head, fair amount of lacing down the glass. Peach, grass, and pine to the nose. Taste of pine needles and grassy hops together with a touch of dried fruits. Solid dry bitter end. Well bodied, soft in the mouth. Standard American IPA, more or less. (shared with Finn, Tromsø 25.06.2014).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Beautiful IPA. You know at this point I’ve had so many IPA’s and they all taste so similar. I’d be kidding myself if I told you I could tell them apart just by taste or pick apart specific flavors, but this one really stands out along with other favorites Bell’s Two Hearted and BP Sculpin. Very present hop character that isn’t overwhelming with a rich fruity malt character as well. Incredibly well balanced. Love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2969) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2014
Can at barely legal tasting room thnx to vincent Pours amber , nearly no head Smell is orangy , fruity . Taste is bitter , floral , fruity , nice and gentle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014
Hazy orange of color with an orange head. An aroma of hops, spice, pines and weak honey. A flavor of hops, grapefruit, weak bitter, cereal and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (736) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 30, 2014
12oz can pours ruby red semi-clear with 3 finger head. Nose is sweet malty fruit, syrup, cherry, cough drop, bitter citrus. Taste is syrupy piney malt, fruity cherry, grapefruit. Finish is malty fruit, sweet, candy apple, cherry. Bit of a let down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarsEngen (357) - Sandvika, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
35,5 cl can from Total wine & more, Sarasota. Pours hazy orange with a medium offwhite head.Fresh aroma with citrus, pine and peach. Flavour is very hoppy bitterness with grass. Quite fruity. Medium body, medium carbonation, crispy mouthfeel. Very long bitter finish. Maybye a bit too hoppy and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
Boks 0,33l. Spandert av Rune og delt under seanse på Nerstranda 25 Jun 14. Gyldenbrun. Middels høyt tett skum. Bra aroma av mørke plommer. Smaken er tørrfisk (!). Rekling. Men faktisk god - om enn noe uvanlig. Avslutter tørt.

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