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RATINGS: 1472   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1361) - ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
Clear orange, beige head. Nose is pine, lots of fruity sweetness, toasty malt, hops. Flavor is lots of malt and caramel, sweet fruit, some herbal piney hops in the finish. A sweeter, not as bitter IPA. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Abner (69) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Fresh can. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, apricot, melon, orange. Strong apricot taste, some orange, nice malt backbone. Medium bodied and smooth, some sweetness. Wouldn’t characterize this IPA as bitter at all in comparison to the other top American-style IPAs. Very well done, but too much sweet apricot for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atrox (286) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Clear orange color, big, great head with nice lacing. Sweet, malty aroma with lot of fruits (grapefruit, mango, pineapple, white fruits) and some caramel. Smooth, sweet taste with sweet fruits, some herbs and grass. In my opinion bitterness is to low. Very drinkable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lightbias (210) - USA - JAN 13, 2015
From a can dated 12/11/14, I pour the vivid, apricot-hued beer into the tulip and am greeted with a fresh and spicy aroma; it’s almost cloyingly sweet and definitely intoxicating. I love a brew that you can stick your nose into and just breathe...you find your head swimming with the scent and almost deny yourself the initial swallow because you don’t want to stop inhaling the goodness of it. The head is deep, porous and eggshell white, thick on the top but, I think, destined to be short-lived. The somewhat syrupy first tip of the glass is rich, and spicy-sweet. The intense flavors are more a mixture of pomelo and tangerine than harsh grapefruit, and a fresh pine not only acts as a backdrop for the aroma, but for the flavors as well. The head is receding to a sheet of lace across the inside of the glass, becoming a sticky glaze in no time. The medium body on this is carbed just right and carries the entire brew across the board with grace, delicate and robust in the same instant. Dry in the finish but not harsh, the hops profile in this is creating that sheet of resin on my tongue, lovingly bitter and lasting just long enough to make me want more. I have two cans. They’re both going down tonight. Drink fresh...right?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (441) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 13, 2015
0,33 can consumed in Kosovo, purchased from the Hoppy Imports guys based in Thessaloniki-Greece. The can says that the beer was canned 5 months ago, I have no great expectations then. Pours hazy orange, medium white foam leaving lacing and residual traces on the surface. Nose: peach, tropical accent, amber malts calling in the background (!). Mouth: a bit below the expectations given by the average score here, perhaps due to the lack of freshness. Sweet notes and caramel malts are (sadly) there, among a quite anonymous body. The lively carbonation and a bitter grassy (and refreshing) end put this beer in an upper average position. I am quite sure that from the source it gives its best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrew_drinks (196) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 13, 2015
Can from trade, cheers thrashD. Pale gold, clear, small head. Blended tropical juice, lots of mango on the aroma. Very oily on the palate, broken by medium-to-heavy carbonation. Flavour is big concentrated pineapple juice and fresh pineapple chunks, intense fruity hop. Finishes with a smooth bitterness. Remarkably drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2823) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
(Cigar City Jai Alai India Pale Ale) Can 355 ml at home, canned on September 2nd ’14, served into a tulip glass. ABV 7.5% Clear body, deep golden orange in colour, with a good sized and thick, white head on top. Very good retention, it leaves light lacing behind. Nice fruity aroma, lots of tangerine, orange peel, citrus, grapefruit. Taste follows, again plenty of tangerine and orange peel, especially on the finish, light caramel malts, citrus, little mango, passion fruit, great! Medium thin body, carbonation on the high side. Great IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (145) - - JAN 9, 2015
Golden klar lm glas, feinporiger weißer Schaum, extrem süßlich fruchtig in der Nase, fruchtig im Antrunk, angenehme bittere im Abgang, leichter Körper

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (276) - - JAN 8, 2015
Pours a little hazy amber body with a thin head. Typical IPA aroma. Nice and hoppy taste with a well balanced bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Appearance: clear orange, with amber notes and a creamy light tan head which left lots of lace. Aroma: big citrus, with grapefruit and orange zest, some pineapple and mango, maybe passion fruit; under all that is a bit of graham cracker. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with the fruity hop notes dominating, but with a firm graham cracker/brown bread malt base. Finish: lasting, dry, and with medium bitterness; palate is nicely balanced, giving heft without being heavy. Notes: A darn good IPA. Seems very similar to the Bells Two Hearted Ale, in color, appearance, aroma, and somewhat in flavor, but with a slightly lighter palate. Can from Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida.

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