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RATINGS: 1251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12oz bottle. Tropical fruits, citrus fruits, pine, some dankness as well. There might be a touch of malt hiding underneath, but the hops tend to dominate the aroma (as well they should in an IPA.) Golden orange color with an appropriately sized bone white head. A little haze is present. A very bracing bitterness that lasts throughout the beer and lingers in the finish. The taste is piney and resiny with some tropical fruit in the mix. A nicely done IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Enjoyed with Uncle Steve, Bobster, The Creative Celticbrew and his Big Bold Chili, Brian the Beer Pimp and of course, Drbayern. Pours with a really nice hopy aroma. Pours a dark yelllow with a creamy head. The mouth is enveloped with the hoppy flavor, and the mouthfeel is really nice. Good bittering on the back side.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (880) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Pours a rich orange with a frothy white head. Aroma consists of pine, citrus and grass. The flavor is mildly bitter and alcohol shines through in the palate

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle from jckp64. Thanks! Pours a hazy gold/bronze. Nose is a hint of cotton candy and pine, some bready malts. On taste, nice bitterness level. The cotton candy sugar notes are a bit distracting and disjointed. The bitterness is at the appropriate level though could use more dry hopping. Still, a decent IPA overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4540) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2010
12 oz. bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized fluffy off white head. The aroma has much in the way of tropical fruits, grapefruit, sweet bread and a hint of pine. The flavor has more citrus/tropical fruits, light pine, sweet bread and lightly toasted malt. The bitterness is perfect if you are looking for that sessionable IPA. Medium plus body. This is a very nice, drinkable, session worthy IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Tropical fruit!, plus the usual grapefruit and pine flavors. Big mango/pineapple sweetness. A challenging and easy to drink IPA, lovely darkish color, great conditioning and hear retention, great beer. Could drink many in a day/night.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Capones Restaurant - Norristown Pours a nice clear golden hue. Aroma citrusy but not very pronounced. Taste very nice start with a nice smooth citrus rush with a full helping of hops. Very bitter finish almost like eating a grapefruit. A medium body Recommended beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
acurtis (52) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Jai Alai IPA, 12oz bottle poured in Delirium snifter. Interesting redish amber color with nice solid white foamy head. Head fell quickly but never quite left. Musty hop and carmel malt aroma. Malty, piney hop flavor, slightly bitter carmel finish. Little alcohol presence. Medium bodied and easy drinking. A strong offering.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1457) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Pours a hazy copper with a white head. Nose is citrusy grapefruit hops, pine and sweet malts. Flavor is wonderful citrus hops and gracious amounts of malts to provide a very well balanced beer and a great IPA. Re-rate from 3 day old can. Clear amber pour with a frothy white head that laces all the way down. Nose is tons of juicy grapefruit, blood orange, apricot, pine and some underlying malts. Flavor is smooth with more juicy tropical fruits, pine some sweetness and a clean bitter finish. I have to say it’s even better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a clear copper with a small off-white head. Aroma: big hops, pine, grass, sweet and fruity. Taste: big hops, pine, grass, passing notes of tea, citrus and fresh fruit, sweet, all over a solid malt backbone. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Has a nice solid bite in the finish. Very good depth and balance, dry. Overall a excellent IPA.


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