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RATINGS: 1634   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 15/20
esp0r (2650) - NORWAY - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle at Olympen
Copper hazy with a big white head. Smells of flowers, honey, resins, hints of resins. Much sweetness, quite fruity, bitter finish of resins and zests. Medium to full body. This is what i like to call a typical east coast ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle with Steve and the Foco BA crew. Cloudy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Spicy, orange lemon citrusy, bready aroma. Tangy, grapefruit citrusy, lemon, spicy, bitter hoppy, pale malty flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours a slightly dark amber colour with quite a bit of white head that settles down fairly quickly and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is piney and citrusy – taste is more of the same. Not particularly bitter. Fine IPA but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2012
dark golden color, aroma is very circusy, grape fruit, pine, pineapple, orange, lemon, flavor is the same, little alcohol spice, dry finish, excellent IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (5960) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2012
355ml bottle. Slightly cloudy deep golden colour with medium creamy lacing off-white head. Resinous hop aroma, dark fruity malt. Biting hop taste that varies between citrus, mandarin, grass, orange zest... Rather good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (953) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle brought back from Florida by a good friend. Pours a absolutely clear copper colour with an active white head that dies down to a blanket with splashes of lacing all over the place. Aroma is a little boozy and citrus hop like grapefruit, a touch of orange and guava. Tastes bitter, but dies down rather quickly. Lots of hoppy goodness, grapefruit again, a touch of pine. I found that this was better the first bottle I had, after about a month it wasn’t quite as good, but good none the less.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Aroma is sweet sweet malt with fruits wafting from its thicker white head. Taste is on the thicker side with a dense aftertaste. Hint of grapefruit not as strong as other beers but pineapple flavor definitely come througj after BELCHING this beer after a few gulps. A pretty enjoyable ipa. A bit on the stinger side at 7.5 but that?s not really a problem :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Deep honey orange cant see a thing through this body, massive head after an aggressive pour with tons of lacing. Fresh cut hops pineapple grapefruit the sweet malt. A bit on the sweeter side. Pretty thick body. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2012
Off keg at brewdog bar nottingham. Very fresh tasting ipa. Lots of citrus fruits. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Poured from bottle. Bottle was dated 12/11, so I’m not sure if that’s when it was produced or best before, so that may have contributed to my experience. Poured with very little head which totally dissipated, carbonation almost non-existent. Nice, though subtle aroma, slightly fruity. Palette has a pleasant bitterness. Smooth, not punchy like a west coast ipa. Good flavor, good body. Would love to try this again fresh at some point.

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