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RATINGS: 1640   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (741) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours a generally clear dark orange amber with a thin white foamy head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of ripe fresh fruit, apricots, pine, citrus, grapefruit, floral hops, some faint spice. Flavor is also sweet and floral with stronger floral hops notes, pine, apricots, citrus, grapefruit, some faint spice. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - JAN 13, 2012
Orange and shiny. Appearance is great! Fruit & spice: peach, nutmeg and cloves. Punchy aromas but not so complex. Thin bubbles and velvety texture. Good palate. Nice character but a bit too spicy and heavy flavours. Not very subtle. Well brewed but not my favorite.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Pours a dark orange-amber color with thin white beaded head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, green bananas, and mangos. Taste is very fruity with hints of citrus, grapefruit, and tropical fruit with an adequate malt backbone and substantial hop bitterness. A really well-rounded IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
Thanks JoeMcPhee for the beer. Hazy orange glow with a frothy white head. Fantastic fruit gum, graperuit hop aroma. Initial rich fruit flavour. Silky texture with a very bitter tangy finish. Sharp bitter, spicy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
On tap in the Cigar City Tasting room. orange/amber hue. Nice subdued hoppy aroma. Hoppiness doesnít destroy the palate like a lot of IPAs. An easy beer to drink. I felt this beer didnít quite live up to itís hype, but still a good IPA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7150) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body with light carbonation. Funky mealy tropical fruit aroma with resiny toffee and citrus and white wine notes. Dry-sweet resiny pineapple and straw taste with mealy toffee notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry mealy tropical fruit and citrus aftertaste with funky grassy resiny notes. Very, very nice, and the wild yeast character (if thatís what it is) really gives it a lift. (0.75l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle at home. Hazy orange pour, thin foamy white head. Aroma full of hops, very floral and fruity, some citrus, pine, and resin. Incredibly smooth and balanced. Flavor is bitter and fruity, really round and lovely hoppy. Fantastic beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours cloudy and dark orange colour with avergae white head. Aroma of fermented fruits like pineapples, green bananas and grapefruit. Medium bitterness on the taste with some light citrus notes with hops. Medium body, oily feel, average carbonation and some light sweet short after taste. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Pours cloudy honey with thin heady. Aroma is citrus, grapefruity and pine. Big hop bitterness up front that mellows with the finish with the faintest hint of sweet. Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation. A good bitter IPA that is very drinkable. Thumbs up on this one!

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2012
A honey colored beer with soft white head. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is bitter with a large dose of biscuit malt. I think I got an old bottle. Funky aftertaste. Iíll have to try this again later.


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