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RATINGS: 1562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5204) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2011
12 oz bottle @ Patricks. Almost clear golden body with a small off-white head. Nice aroma of citric fruit and caramel with a hint of soap. Flavor is citric fruity, caramel and bitter. Medium body with a long and sweetish bitter aftertaste. Nice and refreshing IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8688) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2011
Small yellowish head, dwindling over hazy orange beer. Discreet fruit, slightly bittersweet oranges, caramel and liqueurish. Nose being quite aromatic, if discreet on the hops. Bitter, more hop-intoned than the nose; again oranges or kumquat, orangezeste. Long, long bitterish aftertaste on the tongue. Creamy texture, but at least medium carbonated; medium bodied. Unspectacular as IPAs (sometimes) go, but sound on all accounts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5923) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle. Clear orange color with a moderate off-white head. The nose is fragrant, sweet malts, grassy hops, some black pepper, citrus fruits. The taste is medium sweet - some orange. The finish is bitter. The palate is medium, the texture is a bit slick. The carbonation lively. Overall, a really nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4086) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 Rerate: 7/3/7/3/13[3.3] At a tasting thanks DSG, Pours deep hazy red with a medium head, aroma of peach, pineapple, pine needles and vanilla, flavor is bitter and rich with malt, tangerine, strawberries, highly carbonated with a great long and bitter aftertaste, medium to full body, very nice 8/5/8/4/13/[3.8]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5890) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2011
Bottled @ home. From de Molen. Clear orange golden color, short off-white head. Aroma of grainy and bready malt, bit citrus, some pineapple, tropical fruit. Big malty taste, medium bitter. Typical of an American IPA. Some extra fruityness in the taste. Good American IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. A clear pale to medium amber beer, with an average sized, frothy, lightly lacing, mostly lasting white head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, cookies), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, pine needles), with notes of exotic fruits, perhaps a hint of tea. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, very long finish with moderate to heavy bitterness, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Perfumey, good malty backbone, it must be stellar when fresh. Still very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1393) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 17, 2011
17/12/2011 Ma che siete venuti a f (tap). Bevuta a Birre sotto lalbero 2011. Ambrata, abbastanza limpida, schiuma biancastra, abbastanza pronunciata, non molto persistente. Al naso molto luppolata, intensa, agrumata, con note di malto. In bocca bilanciata tra la componente di malto e il luppolo, che per sul finale risulta un po timido, lasciando il posto al caramello. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Troppo caramello, forse non freschissima. Non il mio genere di IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
decent IPA. Im very surprised at the very high scores for this one. It seemed run of the mill to me. Strong hops, not well balanced. Pours lite with a quickly dissapating head. Good but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4457) - rebro, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. It poured a hazy red golden liquid. Hoppy with citrus, grapefruit and grass. A bit of different types of hops. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2011
This beer is pretty awesome! Typical IPA pour with some slight haze to it. Sports a medium sized white head. Citrusy spruce, wicked citrus peels, and herbal spicy hops lead to a great palate. Medium to full body with perfect carbonation. A classic IPA.

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