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RATINGS: 1578   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichieBoy (55) - Getzville, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Awesome fruity hop aroma and sweet hop taste. Pours a dark golden color with nice lacing. A new favorite! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (960) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
12oz can. Hazy amber color with slight head. Nice amount of grapefruit on the nose. Taste has grapefruit, some pine, nice aftertaste. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juangarcia (7) - Middleburg, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
Poured from a can to a glass. The pour was clear amber with a one finger head. The aroma was mostly pineapple, tangerine, mango. The taste was lighter than expected given the aroma. Tropical fruits, some grapefruit, light grassy notes, and a hint of butter. The mouthfeel was average and it had a bitter finish that didn’t linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adasko (1215) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Bardzo bardzo mało wyczuwalny aromat. Delikatna owocowa słodycz z nuta mrożonej herbaty w tle. Piwo słodkie, owocowe. Brak goryczki, delikatna jedynie w posmaku. Jak na IPA kiepsko. Odczucie w ustach średnie. Piwo bursztynowe, mętne. Ładny lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (5077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Tap@CBC2015, Yellow Session - orange pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet fruity, bursts of citrus and tropical fruits, sweet malts, some herbal piny hop nuances, fresh and juicy, lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (521) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Can, Orlando. Copper color with nice head. Lemon, pine, mango and tropical fruits on aroma. Taste is bitter with long nice aftertaste. Flavors of malt, citrus, pine, tropical fruits. Excellent aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramstein2611 (33) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Very good IPA with a nice upfront citrus hop note. Finishes clean with a lingering hoppiness that is pleasing to the palate. A very good beer for those hot summer days. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (1140) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Niby w puszce, a jednak utlenione. W aromacie silna nuta ananasowa buduje bukiet tego piwa, jest mega soczyście, pełnie, choć niestety podszyta mokrym kartonem. W smaku również czuć dominantę ananasa, choć karton jest niestety bardziej wyraźny. Do tego dochodzi miękkość, wręcz mleczność piwa w ustach i idealnie skomponowana goryczka, krótka, grejpfrutowa i idealnie natężona. Skoro utlenione (i to w kartonowy sposób) tak daje radę to świeże wyobrażam sobie jako miażdżące głowę!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3402) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
12 oz can from the brewery via Christine (thanks!), served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Slightly hazy amber with a tight, off-white head. Aroma: Rich tropical fruitiness and peach/apricot with a little burnt hair (I get this a lot from hoppy beers), pungent citrus, a little resinous and peppery, bread crust and biscuit malt support. Palate: Medium+ body, fairly lively carbonation. Flav.: Like the nose with plenty of rich, juicy fruitiness, peppery, slight burnt hair, a little more malt presence; off-dry with reasonable bitterness and a long fruity hops finish.

Quite good...as if there was any doubt!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IngetSlick (75) - - MAY 15, 2015
Can from Saveur Bičre. Small white head with a hazy amber body. Citrus/grass aroma. Bitter and sour taste with hints of orange and chocolate with a similar aftertaste.

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