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RATINGS: 1472   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1555) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
3/5 in darkness. Smells hoppy and abit wheat. Tastes hoppy sweet, abit bitter with a hoppy sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle. Hazy amber, quite a large off-white head leaving a lot of lacing. Aroma: oranges, lemons, some spice, honey, candy apples. Taste: sweet and juicy, pineapple, caramel, Werther’s Originals, some pepper, quite a light bitterness. Smooth, with average carbonation. Really nice and well-balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
75 cl bottle. Golden beer with a lasting offwhite head. Hoppy grassy aroma, fruity, creamy malty. Hoppy metallic flavor, grassy, milky, perfume notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1320) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 Pours hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma is big and hoppy with big thick caramel malts allmost like an IIPA, some citrus, grapefruit, toasted breads, floral, earthy, ripe fruityness and general sweetness. Taste of citrusy grapefruity hops, caramel malts, pine, resin, toasted bread, peach, orange leading to a rather dry end. Sticky mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Pours a light crystal clear golden copper color with a bright white head to it. Grape and pine on the nose with sweet rich caramel malts in the back. Strong pine with a heavy bitter hop character to it. The finish is nice and bitter with bright citrus fruits throughout with lemons, grapefruits, tangerines and a slight touch of earth. I don’t know if it’s the night we had that I enjoyed this so much, but it really hit the spot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3214) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget and consumed on September 14. Pours a murky orange colour with a thick head. Nose is filled with fresh hoppy smells like grass and grapefruit. Taste is very balanced. There’s lemon zest and tropical fruits mixed with caramel malt rounded off with a warm taste of alcohol. Very nice and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (897) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
a very nicely balanced IPA, pours a musty orange with a thick white head. Nose and taste is a blend of floral hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2011
0.33l bottle from CrackedKettle. Pours a crystal clear light orange body with a big and lasting kinda creamy just off-white head. Majestic! Aroma has lots of malts, the bottom of a cookie box, beautiful hops and notes of peach, pineapple and hints of melon. Really nice stuff! Average carbonation, medium to full-bodied and it has a really slick and silky oily mouthfeel. Fantastic flavors with a solid malt base, fruity and bitter hops, light caramel and it’s all leaving to a nice and warming hoppy and bitter finish. So refreshing and re-filling! This is one fantastic IPA from one amazing brewer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2156) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy, medium amber, quite thick white head. The aroma is mainly hops, quite spicy and earthy, against a fruity malt structure, dried fruits, spruce, grapefruit peel, coriander, some caramel and fudge. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, CO2 a bit on the low side. Very fruity, spicy taste, lots of earthy hops, grapefruit peel, caramel malt, fudge, spruce, quite thick, alcohol is well integrated. Somehere in between an IPA and a DIPA. (2011-09-11)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 Courtesy of dazz3. Pours almost clear golden amber with a smlla off white head leaving lace. Aroma is fruity, sweet, raisins,caramel and citric. Flavor is fruity, caramel, raisins, madeira, alcohol and bitter. Finishes longlived sweet and bitter. CCB Day. Good bitter fresh hoppy citric and piny flavor. Fresh hops aromas. Very nice.


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