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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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
pork slap meets hops, this beer is very malty for an IPA, itís not bad but not what I was expecting. it has a reasonable mix of hops and malts, but overall pretty good and drinkable, I would have it again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dredmond (176) - Long Island, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2011
cloudy appearance, potent aroma, drank from 12 fl. oz. glass bottle, above average IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Cloudy yellow-orange with lasting creamy white head. Smells floral with some cherry and citrus. Tastes of grapefuit, pine and juicy ripe oranges with resinous hop bite, but somthing I canít quite put my finger on smoothing everything out. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2011
On tap at Cigar City. Pours clear amber color with off white head. Aroma is citrus and pine. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is citrus pine with a solid malt backbone. Finishes semi dry with a lingering citrus note. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2011
My first Cigar City beer, so was excited - thanks dbarnold! A very nice IPA, best beer Iíve ever had made in Florida so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Hazy amber pour with active carbonation which adds to a large creamy head. Incredible lacing. Big citrus hop aroma. Upfront the brew is sweet with the major hop presence coming through in the finish. Nice big flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Trade from Tsotsi as an extra--thanks. Very nice IPA here. Great aroma. I remember it being nice and piney and had an awesome wood flavor to it. Very drinkable and crisp and well rounded. Two thumbs up

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Pours a medium orange, with a smallish head. Nose is bursting with citrus over a pine base, just a bit of caramel behind. Flavor follows suit - this is delicious. Very bitter and hop-forward, without being too sharp. Citrus rind note lingers for a while. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3466) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
(beer tasting @ Montyís Krown - Rochester, NY: bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy copper pour with a white head. Really citrusy and oaky aroma with a bitter hop twang to it. Flavor is very hoppy and fruity at the start with a slightly muddled middle of sweet and tart. A sweet and almost woody flavor comes up at the end with a very zesty finish of bitty and piney hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2011
12oz bottle.Pours a cloudy copper with a large white head.Nose is heavy oak and citrus and herbacious hops.Taste is sticky hops,creamy malts and lots of vanilla oaky flavors.This is a really nice oaked IPA for sure.My first Cigar City beer and I canít wait for more!

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