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RATINGS: 1419   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11376) - DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Hazy amber/orange with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, hops, citrus, pine, little grass, caramel, fruit, peach and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, malt, caramel peach and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (4134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Pours clear amber with an off-white head. The aroma has dry toasty caramel with lots of bitterness from earthy and dry grapefruit hoppiness. The aromatics are all pretty harsh here. Medium body with modest carbonation. The taste is about what the aroma predicted and the finish has a resin taste that lingers for a while. Okay IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dan, served in a snifter at a tasting at Dan’s place. Pours cloudy orange with a moderate tan head. The head fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, there are notes of grain, flowers, pine and grapefruit, along with apple and a touch of mango. The flavour starts out dry and grainy with a moderate hop bitterness and becomes more dry and intensely bitter with flowers and spice. The finish is long and bitter. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a nice dry IPA with a hint of pale fruit and flowers. 2011-07-09

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11255) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Barley Wine, Cph.
Lovely clear golden copper with a medium, frothy, white head. Good duration. Lovely resiny and sweet fruity aroma, peach, apricot, grapefruit, oranges and strawberries. High prickly carbonation, lovely dry but a little too spritzy mouthfeel. Flavour has good piney and resiny hops in the centre, adding lovely dryness and bitterness. Aroundit sits some mild sweet malts, some oranges, peach and grapefruit. Light vinious, dry lingering finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (11053) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 16, 2011
Grasiger und heller Hopfenantrunk, dazu ein süßlicher Malzton. Vollmundiger im Mittelteil, in dem der Hopfen vom hellen Malz und den würzigen Noten ein wenig bedrängt wird. Blumig, wenig Zitrus, zum Ende ein minimale spritiger Ton. Dennoch ausgesprochen rund, wunderbar grasig, süffig – rund und gut. 10/13/12/13/14/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Deep red, super dry and bitter. Hoppy, soooo hoppy. Super linger and very dry. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle from Ericandersnavy, thanks! Orange color. Melon and anis in the aroma. Pleasant hop character. Firm hopbitter flavor with ripe tropical fruit. Earthy hopbitter aftertaste with plastic notes. Well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (991) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Pours hazy orange with a solid, fluffy, off white head. Smells juicy and like citrus with faint hints of pine or flowers underneath. Tastes juicy and bitter, great citrusy hop presence. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Cigar City Jai Alai IPA finishes smooth but with a pleasant lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle pours a mostly clear orange amber body with a three finger offwhite head. Excellent retention and lots of sticky lacing left on the glass. Lovely aroma boasts a plethora of citrus-red grapefruit, tangerine, and mango, with floral notes of orange blossom tossed in. Creamy carbonation supports a medium body. Taste mirrors aroma, with huge citrusy notes of red grapefruit and tangerine. Peppery and floral hop notes add depth. Subtle toasted caramel malt base balances. I love a well crafted citrusy IPA and this one fills the bill. Very well done.

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