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RATINGS: 1401   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
From Can : Right off the bat, this is a good looking beer. It’s appearance is fantastic. A golden hue with a big two-finger plus foamy white head that slowly recedes leaving sticky lacing around the perimeter of the glass. A very nice citrus hop aroma...not huge and in your face, but there and very pleasant. Light and sweet on the tongue, with maybe a tiny bite of bitter at the end, but doesn’t stick around. Texture is good...this is probably one of the best IPA’s I have had. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rollerton (80) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
A nearly perfect IPA with both nice appearance and good balance. Strongly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5876) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Can. Nice orange, rosy color ... big time sticky head. The aroma is of mandarin orange and spice. This drinks with a fun, Caribbean sting ... fun and acidic, full of citric activity, and a nicely warming malty backbone. One word: GOOD. (#5612, 8/9/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
Nykterhetsrörelser känner sig ojämförligt smarta när de hävdar att alkohol är en flykt från verkligheten. Tja, eller är det månne en flykt från ert jämrans tjat om att alkohol är en flykt från verkligheten? Tål att tänkas på. Jag tar en till Jai Alai IPA Cigar City medan ni gnuggar geniknölarna. Misstänker att det här kan ta ett tag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (763) - - AUG 4, 2014
Draft. Pours a cloudy orange color. Aroma and taste are fruity and finishes sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oly (43) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Wonderful, almost floral aroma, but the taste was off. It had a...I dunno, soapy taste, probably from the Simcoe hops. If you like Simcoe, you’ll probably love this, but I couldn’t stand it. (Others tasting it with me assured me it was the usual taste, so it wasn’t a bad can. I also tried different glasses, so it wasn’t a dirty glass.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonutSeducer (34) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Smells hoppy. Looks hoppy. Tastes hoppy on the front of the tongue, the back of the tongue. And finishes hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (604) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a light and clear gold. Has a strong floral hop aroma. A great and unique taste of floral hops, grapefruit, pine, and fruit. Really sweet but the aftertaste still has a mice light bite from the hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeverszeuge (625) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
# 3509 ersma: biere aus der brauerei sind hierzulande extrem schwierig zu bekommen. umso mehr hat es mich gefreut, diese dose ergattern zu können. hab auch noch nie 5 euro für ne dose bier bezahlt… orange-bernsteinfarben mit viel stabilem schaum. der geruch ist intensiv fruchtig, grapefruit, mango, ananas, n halber obstkorb fliegt da rum. dazu noch tannennadeln und nasses heu. der antrunk ist leicht bitter und ähnlich fruchtig wie die nase. das ist selten. hier eher die kräuterig-tannennadelige nummer, dahinter der obstkorb. süßlich und zugleich bitter. die mitte wird bitterer, was man bei all den aromen nicht als anstrengend empfindet. der abgang bringt aromen von pfirsich und rosinen sowie etwas röstmalz. langer nachhall. die dose ist ansprechend gestaltet für ne dose, die schrift könnte ne andere farbe haben, damit sie lesbarer wäre. gut ist der hinweis „drink fresh! do not age!“ fazit: ganz großes kino. vermutlich das best dosenbier der welt. selten ein derart ausbalanciertes und aromareiches bier im glas gehabt. referenzklasse. 13,14,13,14,9,13 - 13,10

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thechasm442 (337) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
This review is a bit hazy. Had the pleasure of finally trying this beer at a bar in Key West. On draft in a pint glass. Appearance-Hazy orange with a solid white head. Started off at 2 inches and shrank to coat the top of the beer. Aroma-Lots of fruit. Apricot, pineapple, mango, peach. Some resin. Very bright and fresh. Taste- Super juicy. Tropical fruits as well as the fruits mentioned in the aroma. Mild resin flavors and the caramel malt is very nice. Palate- Easy to drink. It goes down smooth and leaves you wanting more. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel and very quenching. Overall-This beer is awesome. Top 5 all time IPA for me easily. I wish Cigar City would distribute to the Chicago area.

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