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RATINGS: 1421   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2551) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2014
Tap. Orangish amber with a creamy head. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits, nectarines, pine. Medium bodied, somewhat creamy texture. Sweet with passionfruit, bubblegum, nectarines, some citrus and a little caramel. Medium high bitterness. Quite like Murray’s Icon 2IPA, a little sweeter then a bit more resinous at the end. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gbgbrouge (157) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Poured from can, pale amber with medium head. Aroma is strong with clear notes of tropical fruit, citrus and pine. Taste is very but nut overly bitter with notes of citrus, mango, resin. Nice, long, bitter after taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopmaestro (194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
The aroma gives it away at once, fruity, malty and fresh as a summer day in a tropical pineforest (?). If this was released as a fragrance for after shave, I would wear it. The taste is exceptional, heavy, sweet malts and crisp hops get married and spend their wedding night in your taste buds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1076) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
Can from Rattle n Hum. Pours a bright orange with white head. Nose shows resinous hops, pine and sweet tropical fruit. Taste follows the same line. Juicy tropical fruit hops and grapefruit. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rdynamo (4) - - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2328) - GERMANY - OCT 27, 2014
0,355 l can Aroma is very fruity: floral, citrus. Plus some caramel. Golden, slightly hazy, frothy white foam head. heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2426) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
Old rating rerated 15.10.2014, 0,35l can @ hotel room in Berlin:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grassy, caramel malts, dried fruits, leafs, sap, pine needles, hops, bark, grass, moss. Taste is slightly dry foresty, pine needles, sap, bark, leafs, caramel malts, citrus peel, alcohol, harsh hops, grass, minerals. Longlasting bitterness, harsh boozy mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (629) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2014
355ml can at old naples bar Naples. Pours orange with white head. Citrus pine aroma with a little hint of spice. Flavour is light biscuitmalt with strong bitterness. Strong enough abv well managed. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (137) - Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Clear blond color, hoppy aromas, hoppy grapefruit flavors, Lightly carbonated, minor sweetness on the front of the tongue, a minor skunk hops in the flavor, but good ipa overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (455) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
From can. Pours clear amber with a big, white, long lasting, frothy head. Aroma has lots of sweet fruits like ripe peach, pear, pineapple, mango, fruity hops, and a slight hop bitterness. Herbal, american and just awesome. Taste has higher hop bitterness, almost berrylike fruityness, and again lots of sweet fruits. Peach and pineapple on the edge of being overripe minty hops.. Excellent balance and easy drinking. Med-high carb and slightly creamy body. Nice!

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