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RATINGS: 1641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eiriko (7) - NORWAY - DEC 18, 2015 does not count
Great balanse between the malty sweetness and bitterness. Some tropical fruits. Might be abit too much alcohol warmth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1152) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Aroma isn’t much to write home about. Light, slight hops and citrus. Color is nice orange haze. Taste is great. Refreshing, light ands hops is balanced. Not over done. Smooth and easy to drink. Slight sweet and grassy weeds. Dandelion milk and nice crisp mouth feel. Tap

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geeklimit (281) - USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours a clear Amber, foam head and lots of carbonation. Strong noble hops aroma. Strong juniper hops flavor on a clean palette. Caramel follow through with a touch of fruit and a bitter hops aftertaste. Mostly clean mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (368) - - DEC 11, 2015
Nice floral and orange zest, with some pepper and crackers malts in the aromas. Taste is sweet candied oranges, mango juice, and grapefruit zest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CharlieF (12) - - DEC 1, 2015
One of the best IPAs to be found around the globe. Aroma is pure fruit, bitterness well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nazbion (275) - Tübingen, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2015
Pours hazy orange with thin white head. Strong aroma of oranges, really nice. Very citric. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, a bit of alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation. Fanta-stic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1250) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Light IPA smell, taste is hoppy of course but not too bad...tasty, hoppier with time...pretty smooth though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (735) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Burk på beer culture nyc. Ljust bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. Härligt fruktig doft. Välbalanserad fruktighet och beska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1676) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Hazy orange gold pour. Aroma of citrus and melon. Flavor of citrus, melon, floral notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1695) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Out of a can. A quick beer while waiting for a flight at MIA. Poured a very hazy orange with moderate white head. Leaned towards the malt with the hops showing moderate low pine and citrus.

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