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RATINGS: 1686   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle from drowland. Tubular! Pours a rich cheddar ortange with a nose of grapefruit and pine. Flavor is a bready lemon grapefruit with a light rose finish. Nice oily mouthfeel. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1682) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Pours a cloudy bright orange with a lasting white head. Aroma is pine, fresh cut grass, and citrus zest. Taste is pine and grapefruit. Creamy texture. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 Glad to finally try a Cigar City brew. I even got to buy it while in Florida and not have to trade! A much sweeter IPA than I was expecting but I really enjoyed that change! Light hop nose with some real nice subtly IPA flavors. **Got some fresh in a trade.... Rating stands. Brings me back to the beach on my wedding week in Florida!**

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooter520 (185) - - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: clear golden orange with some white head dissipating fairly quickly. Aroma: pineapple, grapefruit, pine, sugary banana(?). Taste: big grassy piney hops throughout with citrus grapefruit middle ending nice piney bitter and again a little banana(like dried sugared banana chips?). Mouthfeel: smooth with medium carb. dry finish. Overall: really outstanding beer. Love the heavy bitterness that is cut with the citrus fruitiness. Sweet banana-ish maltiness (which is throwing me off in a good way) balances everything. Top notch! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Hazy gold with soapy head. Citrus and pine on the nose. Mild but full palate is exceptionally balanced, hoppy,resin-y, and very delicious. Y

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Tap flight at the brewery. Dark golden pour with a decently laced head. Aroma of grapefruit and papaya. Taste is citrus, resin, and actually has a nutty aftertaste. Good, craft brew. Definitely best on tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
Komplex och intensiv. Smak och doft av citrus, blomster, örter med ett uns trä och tobak. Söt och fruktig med trevlig eftersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Taste is flowers, citrus, hay, pine and tobacco, with kind of an odd tasting finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
A go-to IPA whenever I can find it. Clear crisp amber color. Sweet malts, resins, floral tones, and grapefruit in the aroma. Taste follows as incredible balanced bitterness and citrus. Medium body, but works for this IPA. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 28, 2012
Grifo. Vaso de ½ Pinta. Saboreada en ene´12. Color ambar y apariencia cristalina. Espuma blanca y algodonada. En nariz aromas de maltas dulces y fruta tropical, resinas y lúpulos florales. Sabor amargo seco, ligeramente afrutada con trazos de maltas. Paladar voluptuoso. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Final cítrico y retrogusto afrutado. Refrescante aunque algo pesada. On tap. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jan´12. Amber color, crystal clear appearance. White in color, rocky froth. Sweet malts & tropical fruits, resins & floral hops to the nose. Dry bitter flavor, slightly fruity with malty hues. Voluptuos palate. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Citric finish & fruity aftertaste. Refreshing, but quite fat drinkability.

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