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RATINGS: 1653   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 16/20
Hansen (8387) - 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 (6106) - 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 (1681) - 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, I’d heard this was great, but I’m 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 (5996) - 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 it’s 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9457) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle where from not sure? consumed 18.01.12 Pours a warm amber colour with a nod towards orange, white head atop, good clarity looks good. Fruity with a little soft summer fruits in evidence, tiny bit of spiciness, to be honest this came on the back of a Kernel Double Black 2 and was left some considerable distance behind in my opinion. A6 A5 T7 P3 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, rusty orange color with a frothy off white head. Grapefruit, lemon and biscuit aroma. Strong citrus hop taste with a good amount of toasted malt to keep it from bruising your taste buds. Sticky texture with average carbonation. A very well balanced IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1565) - 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...

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