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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 14/20
BeerSkull (1286) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
(Can). Aroma and taste of hops, tropical fruits, flowers, sweet malt and citrus. Nice beer but a bit too sweet!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2014
From a can to a glass. A somewbat light golden color. Very fruity. Grapefruit and citrus. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (2376) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
Fra boks på Mandag i annen juni-14: selv om boks ser mer prosaisk ut en flaske har vi gang på gang fått bevis på at emballasjen spiller ingen rolle for smaken. Dette er en velidg god og blansert pøse-ipa (sine 7,5 til tross) med masse og velbalansert smak av citrus og aprikos. Nydelig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (788) - NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
Orange. Aroma of bitter grapefruit, lime, apricot and orange marmelade. Similar taste. Easy drinkable and well balanced. Good bitterness in aftertaste, balanced with taste of orange marmelade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (392) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Can to glass. Aroma is a nice berry fruit sweetness with a touch of bitterness. Bitter comes out much more in the flavor. But also with a well balanced sweet character. Light to medium body and very drinkable. Lingering bitter wi a touch of berries in e finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Melnis (134) - LATVIA - MAY 30, 2014
Loti garsigs alus. Saldi rūgts. Aromātā saldenis, citronīgs, medains tonis. Garša tāda pati kā smarža. Reāli labi garšoti kopā ar krabi. super. must clone. pārdomājot- omg cik labs :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (210) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours a dark golden, almost amber. Fluffy white head, nice lacing left. Aromas of some earthy hops, grass, flowers...then some citrus peel, before a nice malted sweetness. Taste is nicely balanced with a sweet harmony of hops/malts upfront. The body is medium-heavy. The hops seem to want to shine, but are calmed by a sweetness before they can. Moderately bitter in the finish, this goes down easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1233) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange amber with a tan head and great lacing. Aroma of citrus orange and lemon. Taste is honey sweet upfront with a mild cleaning bitter finish. Ends dry not too clean but dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OzarkElmo (295) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Nice citrus & floral notes on the nose. A bit too malty, syrupy & sweet in taste through finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shorlin (639) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
From a smallish sample at a tasting. From 2 month old cans. Appearance is bright orange with good head. Nice lace. Aroma is big grapefruit and pine, but also malt. Great balance. Taste is superb, good tropical fruit. Feel is thick and full. Wonderful beer.

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