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RATINGS: 1561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3457) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Fresh 12oz FL bottle. Yep this is a big, bold IPA. Bitter, resinous hops forward. Super thick mouthfeel. Very good but I like a little more sweetness and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle from Bierkoning. Light amber body with puffy head. Nose of citrus and hops. Taste of hops, citrus and pines. Quite a nice IPA. Really enjoy the complexity of the flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2011
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with mikem409. Pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a moderate-large yellow-white head that lasted until nearly mid-glass and left moderate lace. Pleasant aroma that is predominantly citrus. The flavor begins with malt and is quickly followed by some moderate-strong hops bitterness. Thankfully, this IPA does not full into the citrus pith trap. Here, the bitterness is clean and refreshing. Medium bodied. Very solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper with an off white head. Awesome sweet citrus aroma. Great flavor, good balance. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (3384) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2105) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (847) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2011
bread, floral, herbs, resin, amber, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (6958) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2011
35cl bottle st the klooster Thin white head. Citrus aroma and bitterness. Clear golden blond pour

   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.

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