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RATINGS: 1688   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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2359) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dashimus (229) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
Cask. Pours as a clear gold beet with minimal head. Aroma is flowery with a weak head. Slight citrus flavors but overall nothing special. Flavour has some spicy, orange, tangerine and hint odd liquor. Quite longlasting dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloshgator (714) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2012
This is one of Cigar City’s signature beers and like most CC beers, you can’t go wrong. Not too much bitterness but some nice floral flavors. Light aroma of floral.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smaynard6000 (1007) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Thanks to Cristy for grabbing this bottle for me at the brewery! Pours a hazy dark golden color with generous frothy and soapy head. Strong citrusy and pine hoppy aroma. Nice flavor profile, hoppy and bitter with lemony notes and a sharp lingering pine finish. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
On tap from my kegerator, keg filled days ago, picked up from ccb. Poured into my ccb pint glass, orange amber with a sticky two finger head. Lacing is crazy on this one, beautiful beer. Aroma of citrus, floral hops and tropical fruits, this is a very complex ipa. Taste follows the nose, again this is very complex, it borders on a dipa, very intense. Mouthfeel is moderate, smooth with substance. Overall this is the beer that made me fall in love with craft beer. Jai Alai is right up with any of the super-hyped ipa/dipas!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
Aromas of rose water and clean crystal malts. Medium amber body. Flavours of rose, straw, biscuit, and a suggestion of cucumber/celery. Generally very nice, soft bitterness. It’s just an Excellent ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerKurve (520) - - MAY 18, 2012
Strong Citrus & Floral Hops, Yeasts all backed up by a strong malty backbone. While the body is on the heavier side, it’s got a very creamy feeling palate, which makes this enjoyable to drink! Another excellent IPA worth checking out!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrelbelly (748) - BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2012
Dark yellow orange color with large head. Leathery spicy grassy taste. Not quite a typical ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2012
Orange coloured beer, dark gold. A nice big head, sticky, holds nice. Decent citrussy, softly wood spiced. Good hoppy and tasty beer.

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