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RATINGS: 1325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (668) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
Canette 341ml, gracieuseté de SlovakSniper, Merci Pat. Couleur orangée trouble, mousse blanc cassé persistante laissant une dentelle évasive. Arôme de pin, pamplemousse, houblon résineux, malt, touche de gingembre, un peu sucré. Goût de pamplemousse, malt, orange, houblon vert, amertume moyenne. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Cannette merci Pat. Superbe bière agrumée facile à boire mais qui a du caractère. Belle présence des malts et du houblon frais aux saveurs d’agrumes. Superbe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (505) - Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2014
A hazy orange beer with a lingering off-white head. The aroma is tropical fruit. The flavor is malty and piney.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Clear golden colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, malts, resin. Hoppy flavour, malts, honey. Bitter hoppy finish.
(from 35cL can @ the English/Danish CBC apartement. Thanks for sharing, Chris!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (859) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Good stuff. That?s what I got. If you are reading this, why? By now, you should know everyone has a different opinion, a different pallet, a different place in their beer career. People like me, the don?t give a fuckers, forget to rate most of what we drink anyway. So...where does that leave us? The oddworld? The seventh layer? BTW, thank you DrSilverworm for this wonderful beverage. You keep on rocking in the free world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
Can shared by allesmetkaas. Pours a clear light orange beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is very nice, fruity, tropical. Flavor is nicely bitter, firmly carbonated, loads of fruit, lemon peel, touch of cinnamon. Aftertaste is medium short, bitter. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4010) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
Can courtesy of Allesmetkaas. Poured a light hazy amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is tropical citrus fruit. The flavour is medium to light bitter with a light citrus hop bitter palate. Medium to light bitter with average carbonation. Super light, fruity and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (698) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Poured clear golden-amber with a 1-finger white head. Citrus hops aroma. Body is medium, with a resiny thickness. Typical flavor of citrus and pine. Resiny note at the back that lingers nicely. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1798) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2014
33 cl. can poured in to Tulip. Slightly hazy amber-golden with a dense, white head. Fruity aroma with peach, grape, sweet exotic fruits, citrus, caramel malts and pines. Taste is bitter. Medium to full body with a creamy to thicker texture and a soft carbonation. Good for a richer IPA. Long lasting bitter and dry finish with a hearty amount of malts, grape and peaches. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2917) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Draft - Grapefruit and pine. Clear copper with a rich white head. Sweet grapefruit and a little tropical fruit. Nicely balanced and fruity.

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