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RATINGS: 1547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (3276) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Beaucoup d’agrumes mais encore plus de pins résineux. Très parfumé avec un corps assez robuste, on pourrait croire que c’est double ipa. Très sucré avec une amertume modéré qui disparaît rapidement. Intéressant bouquet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2000) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2011
12 oz. bottle from De Bierkoning. Orange color, slightly hazy. Big dense off-white head. Upon opening the bottle aroma of resinous, piney hops, once in the glass it’s more the caramelly malt that dominates, but the hops are still there, a bit skunky even. Flavor is bitter and sweet, nicely balanced. Nice piney & skunky bitter finish. Not your average IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roblove (29) - SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2012 In the nose, very citrusy, and tones of vanilla, mango, yellow raisins. ripe banana. The taste is very balanced with a very smooth and plesant bitterness, with taste of cane sugar, grapefruit, clementine, orange peel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (809) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2011
bread, floral, herbs, resin, amber, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, average carbonation,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (6709) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2011
35cl bottle st the klooster Thin white head. Citrus aroma and bitterness. Clear golden blond pour

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle @ De Molen. Aroma is huge fruity piney hops, slight touch of blue cheese. Caramel malts seem to back it up. Flavour is very fresh and fruity hops, (almost) no blue cheese here, just big piney fruity, medium bitter hopfest. Awesome ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10689) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal, vegetal and floral hops with pale malts. The taste is bitter herbal and earthy hops, a twinge of citrus and a malty finish. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1171) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
Multiple 12oz bottles in a crappy hotel bar in Miami (10/7/2011) Hazy dark orange in colour with a thick white fluffy white head. Big citrusy hops with grapefruit and peach. Sweet tasting, but really well balanced. Very very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Pours clear amber w/ thick off-white head that lingers and produces some lacing. Citrus/pine resin nose. Fruity sweetness and some biscuits. Full hops on first sip, but citrus/pine notes mellow after. Solid malt backbone and well-balanced bitterness. Palate is fuller and rounder than I’d expect of an IPA. Also a sweeter finish than I expect, but nice just the same. Excellent beer.


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