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RATINGS: 1686   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5160) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pours a nice clear dark golden with a decent off-white head. Aroma is strongly hoppy with an undertone of grapefruit and a hint of orange. Hoppy flavor has grapefruit and fresh-cut pine wood tones, not overly bitter, and a hint of Mandarin orange. Lively texture has firm body and good fizz. A good, if not outstanding, IPA, worth a try if you like this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7959) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 20, 2012
Bottle from BrewDog webshop.Pours almost clear dark golden with a big frothy white head. Aroma of pine, peach and even som grapes. Taste is good crisp hops, the malty body lying underneath, cant outshine the hops here, lots of dry and bitter hops, grapefruit and fruity pine. Interesting and almost full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 19, 2012
This bottle was courtesy of Darren at The Local Beer Bar in Eureka, CA., Pours hazy dark copper with an off-white head and moderate lacing. Nose is malt and hops, with some citrus aroma. Medium n body. Slick mouthfeel. Flavor is citrus and floral hops on caramel malt base. Finish is dry and bitter. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DHHaven (8) - New York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2012 does not count
Pours a hazy golden orange, great color. Sweet aroma, but it’s on the weak side. The taste is subtle and sweet, without a great deal of bitterness. In fact, not enough bitterness for my taste. The finish is exceptionally smooth though. The palate is very soft without any hint of bite. It’s a very fresh and smooth IPA, but I could do with a little more bite, ect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uncben87 (68) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - APR 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 From bottle into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange copper with a frothy off white head. Smells of citrus hops and caramel malts. Tastes of the citrus hops with a clean bitter finish, very refreshing. Overall a solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
h2o4u2 (11) - jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
This is a great all around IPA. ,,................................................

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Nice orange pour with a white head. Nose is grapefruit and caramel. Medium to full palate. Taste is assertive citrus hop with good strong caramel backing. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2012
Cask with peach. Orange tint. Peach upfront with bitterness to finish. Medium body. Awesome lacing. Head vanishes. Peach aroma throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2402) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Bottle from Kris Wines. Colour is rusty amber, white head. Nose is orange blossom, tangerine, caramel, quite sweet. Taste initially menthol and pine bitter, nettles, then sweetness, almost sweet like a double IPA, lots of caramel and orange. Little musky and musty so not sure this is as fresh as it should be. Not as fresh citrous fruit bitter as I would expect. Not as fresh hoppy as I would expect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdnales (7) - fort lauderdale, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2012 does not count
Very hoppy. Strong citrus flavors. Unfiltered. Very good IPA. Got it at whole foods

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