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RATINGS: 1365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAY 11, 2011
Nose is mango, broad, freshbitter hops, feel is quite broad, carb is full with small bubbles, taste is sweets, mango, broad sweet malt, delicious hops finish; broad and bitter

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2011
12oz - A little too sweet for me, missing some of the malt fullness, and by no means an IPA to me. Outstanding for Florida.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deadheadbill (14) - Crystal River, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Hazy golden color with a nice white head and very good lacing. Very nice aromas of hops, citrus and some malt. Medium bodied with nice bitter citrusy hop flavors balanced by malt, citrus fruit and some sweetness. The amazing thing about this beer is that it always stays in balance with a lush mouthfeel and the hops always winning out in the flavor battle. CCB has done something few brewers can do, they have crammed all the flavors of an Imperial IPA into their regular bottling. This is without a doubt one of the best IPA’s available.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1289) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2011
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 Rerate: Holy cow, what a significantly different rating. On tap at Duffy’s for Bill’s memorial. Billy, Billy, Billy - what can I say ... Sandy & I could not let you handle that tab without us getting involved either. Poured orangey-tan with a nice head. Aroma has pine, resin, citrus and some spice. Taste is of bitter grapefruit, spicy spruce, a lot of resinous body with some underneath malt base - felt, more than tasted. A lovely brew. Also better in the can this year than the bottle version I’d had a few years back without the heavy cigar presence. Bill, you also were lovely in your way and a one-of-a-kind. Original rating: Bottle from Total Wine in Stuart. Pours a orangey-tan with a 1 inch head and a lot of under-head carbonation. Aroma is pine, spices, woodiness and cigars. Taste is pine, black pepper, mango with some woodiness. Quite dry. Finishes somewhat heavy with spiciness, both bitter and sweet. I cannot get past the cigar presence to enjoy as I could. 6-4-7-4-13.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Bottle thanks to drowland. Aroma is ripe tropical fruits, resiny hops, pine, sweet caramel malts. Pours amber with a slight haze, nice off-white head with good retention and clumpy lacing. Pine and resiny hops start off the taste, some grapefruit and orange, fairly forward bitterness which is well balanced by the bready and caramel malt character. Bitterness does linger for a bit, but it’s a nice pleasant hop flavor and is under control. Medium body, medium-high carbonation, prickly and effervescent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Itzjerm (1275) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 This is what an IPA should be a bit bitter but minimal... sweet counteracts the bitter to creat euphoria. Its on my top list when I head to Florida. I now have had a second time in bottle ... it stillis euphoria... great job guys! Back in Bama... 2 years since i’ve had one... now in a can... still euphoria! Good job!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3101) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2011
Bottle purchased from Bierkraft in Brooklyn. Fresh pine and grapefruit on the nose. Seems to be a litttle more tropical than some of this style. I get mandarin come through, as well as some a solid balanced between hops and malt

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2011
12 oz bottle from PA. Pours a hazy orange color with a nice white head. Sweet hoppy citrus notes in the nose. Medium body with a slight resin oil left on your tongue. Grassy/Citrus hop notes up front that give way to a slight bitterness that is a bit drawn out and leaves a slight hop resin on your tongue. Great well balanced IPA that can please both hop-heads and those who enjoy the aroma and flavor of hops without being too bitter and overpowering. Overall: (A)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2011
bottled. Huge citrus and fresh cut pine nose. A shit ton of hops, sweet malt, and wood leave an amazing palate. So drinkable. Oily & resinous on lips/tongue. Spot on.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1273) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 Had this beer fresh in tampa. Excellent, excellent, excellent. This beer is amazing. Would buy everyday if it were available in NY. Totally blown away by this beer when fresh. WAY BETTER than two hearted. RE-RATE: even better from the new cans. Still amazing. Do not scroll past this beer.


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