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RATINGS: 1629   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 ďbigĒ 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (9075) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2012
bottle from Bierkompass. Cloudy deep golden colour, large and rocky off-white head. Lovely hop aroma. Full-bodied, solid malty base complementing theresiny and lemony hops very well. Smooth palate. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle@Patricks. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of mint, grassy hops, grapefruit and malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter with some mint and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Danny1217 (81) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 One of my favorite IPAs. I canít even begin to describe how good this smells. The earthy floral smell just pops out form this bottle. And the taste is similarly good. Very smooth, slightly dry. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 21, 2012
bottle, xmas í11 tasting with mowbeer and skykob. couldnít believe my luck finding a cigar city beer at the pilsen xmas beer markets. anyways, lively golden with a thin white head, pine and grapefruit aroma, surprising in its intensity after who-knows-what kind of journey from florida. menthol and lozenge sweetness, a little lucozade and a raspingly bitter finish. delicious stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle. Golden orange with large white head that fades a bit. Nose is slightly herbal, some citrus, pine, sweeter malts, slightly perfumey. Flavor is hoppy, but with an underlying cotton candy-like sweetness. The bottles I have had have been varied, but Iíd say itís been a bit on the sweeter side for my palate more often than not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (8206) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2012
Dark orange coloured and unclear. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Heavy hoppy aroma, harmonic, not so much citrus, just herbal hops. Heavy flavor, real heavy and long duration, starts moderate sweet and finish heavy bitter with a dry, dry, dry finish. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zita (5984) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2012
toast, grass, red/golden, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long soft finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1539) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle. Hazy light copper with cream foamy head and decent lacing. Smells a little passion fruity, a little biscuity, lightly piney, and pretty fresh. Tastes malty right off, then going into some dry tingling on the palate and finishing dry. More dry than bitter but does have a bit of malt clinging in with the hop finish. Disappointed, Iíd heard this was great, but Iím not feeling it. Perhaps on tap...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Rerate. Can at craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a medium sized white head. The aroma has floral notes and plenty of orange, peach, pineapple. The taste is medium bitter, very hoppy, sweet and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5880) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle: Medium to bigger vast off white head on top of a deep hazy and darker orange colored beer. Looks nice and the (light) hoppy smell hits the nose immediately. Smell is hoppy with a belgian yeasty (ale) touch to it. Fruity, floral and †kind of fresh. The beer has a very fine mouthfeel with a nice crispy and hoppy touch. There is some hops and the citrus fruit in the taste, light yeasty and itís fruit, nice medium bitter, light malty and spicy. Hints of herbs, cream and some light sweetness. Good medium bitter herby aftertaste. Low carbo, soft almost silky mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy to almost oily texture. Nice brew and not too bitter but still hoppy, tasty and very well balanced!

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