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RATINGS: 1687   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 15/20
beer-yum (1364) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2016
Restrained citrus pine aroma in a hazy amber pour. Hop forward balance with a light fruity body and crisp clean finish. One of the best examples of the style from the East Coast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (1063) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2016
Poured from can dated 3/3/16 thanks Dchmela nice orange pour with a thin white head with some lacing. Aromas of semi sweet citrus dank pine and caramel malt. Taste is slightly sweet mild syrup mouthfeel citrus and balanced bitterness make this work. Thanks Dave.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2016
Poured from a can. Pours a cloudy deep orange - amber with a thin head of white foam. Light carbonation with some lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet citrus and light hops. Light syrupy body. Very smooth full mouth feel. Just a hint of bitterness lingers following a malty finish. Very refreshing. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Booga (82) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pretty good IPA but considering CCB’s hype I was hoping for more. Pours from a can into tulip with 2 finger white head. Somewhat cloudy Amber appearance. Good aroma when the can opens but it doesn’t last through the whole glass. Slightly sweet? when it first hits the tongue which I wasn’t expecting. Pretty good IPA but not world class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2016
The beer pours a dark orange color with an off-white head. The aroma blends buttery sweet malts, pine, grapefruit, spruce tips, and orange peel. The beer’s flavor is mildly sweet, but there’s a bit more bitterness. The pine, grapefruit, and citrus rind also appear in flavor. The beer has a slick texture, but the mile carbonation keeps the beer from being too heavy on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Keg @ Hæmoriden. Hazy golden with a medium sized off white head with good retention and lace. Caramel, light cheese, apricot, mandarin, green plants, honey, sugar. Malty. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and light/medium bitter. Malty and sweet for the style and not that punchy on flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speko (226) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Tap @ Himmeriget. Golden hazy , nice lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, apricot, mandarins, caramel and malts. Taste follows aroma with a hint of raisins. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Full body and oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (1221) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2016
tap@tcbw16 clear golden liquid with white head. aroma of tropical fruits, caramel. tastes same, med sweet, med bitter, light sour, med body, av carb, long fin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2016
On tap at TCBW 2016. Amber colour. White, modest head. Sweet, apricoty, citrussy aroma. Peachy at first. Hints of fruits and tea in the middle. Also some bitterness. Citrussy finish. Very well drinkable, but did not surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 1, 2016
On tap at TCBW 2016. Clear amber with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of tropicsl fruits, pine, caramel and malt. Medium sweet with hoppy flavours and a decent bitterness. Quite tasty, but a bit too much on the sweet side for my taste.

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