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RATINGS: 1646   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1555) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle: Tasted in NY, full bodied, complex, well balanced, great. Food Pairing: Sharp Cheddar cheese platter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2012
Clear deep golden with a small white head. malty caramel aroma, grassy and citrus hops. the aroma is a little bit dull. Maybe the brew isnt too fresh, but i cant see the production date. Nice powerfull wellbalanced flavor. Caramel sweet, hop and alchohol bitter leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panky (10) - Homestead, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2012
I really love this beer and it is even better in the white oak version. I bought one today because I had not enjoyed one in quite a while and it was wonderful as always =D This would have to be one of my top beers because it is very hoppy and it is also smooth and refreshing. If you want a good IPA give this one a try...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4260) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 Bottles from BrewDog Edinburgh & Glasgow. Cloudy amber brown colour, good foamy head. Good hoppy aroma. sweet syrupy hoppy flavour, Bitter sweet afeteraste. Really liked this one first time. Now I find it a bit too sweet & sickley.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1177) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 14, 2012
Finally got to taste a Cigar City ale. It certainly did not disappoint. At 7.5 this is nearly an IIPA and drinks slowly. Had opposite to the De Molen Flame and whatever it’s called, this definitely came across more rudely, in a good way. Read some of the other 650 reviews for more detail. It’s good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2012
tap @ mikkel: Very fine head, golden. Caramel, a little sharp nose. Almost sorachi like.... medium body, good length. Taste is sticky caramel with some grapefruit, dry grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (745) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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