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RATINGS: 1642   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NordicV (1821) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2012
Härligt, nästan orange öl med gulvitt skum. Fruktiga dofter av grape, ananas och aprikos samt en sötma från maltigheten. Sötare än många IPOr. Med en trevlig grapefuktbeska som balanserar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1486) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2012
On tap at Mr. Beery’s. It’s a really thick, chewy beer. A good dose of hops and a dry finish, but what really sticks out is the grainy, chewy mouthfeel to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle. Amber, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and some tropical fruitiness with grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, piney - some grapefruit hoppyness. Nice hoppyness but too much caramel - too sweet considering the body/hoppyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a hazy amber with a medium white head. Smells fruity, with caramel, citrusy hops, malt. Tastes a strong bitter, with a medium sweetness -- initially grapefruit, which paves the way for caramel, and then back to a nice long bitter and alcoholic finish. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Creamy texture. Quite tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (9088) - 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 (7262) - 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 can’t 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 ’11 tasting with mowbeer and skykob. couldn’t 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 (4039) - 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 I’d say it’s 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 (8292) - 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.

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