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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 “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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAR 17, 2013
Can. Pours orange with thick white head. Aroma is tropical fruit. Flavor is is tropical and citrus fruit. Very nice IPA.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1954) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Can in Florida. Pours Amber with a white head. Pineapple, trop fruit aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Pretty sweet, with sticky caramel, lemon, pine, grapefruit, light dank hops, decent dryness... It's good, though a touch sweet initially. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddyBeer1 (976) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2015
Orange trouble-opaque, sédiments en suspension, effervescence légčre, col blanc moyen et crémeux. Malts présents malgré une amertume fruitée (mangue, banane, ananas) qui s’impose assez rapidement. Yummy!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (294) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2015
can at home. orange hazy color, medium big off white head. smells fruity, pines, malt sugar, dried fruits, sweet grapes. full body, bubbly, slick, dried fruits, some sweetness, light alcoholic, rather sweet finish. on subsequent sips the sweetness gets more and more dominating.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamedra (595) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2015
Can, many thanks to Werckmeister. Plechovka 355 ml. Aroma je výrazně sladově cereální s jemným nádechem zrajícího sýra. Pěna je zlato bílá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je sytě oranžová, připomínající západ slunce a lehce zakalená. Chuť má výrazný nádech svěží, čerstvě vymačkané, ovocné šťávy, finiš je výrazně hořký, kořeněný a držící se zvláštním ořechovým ocasem. V ústech pivo působí plně, má střední říz a je dobře pitelné. Jedná se o velmi zajímavou, nevšední IPA, která nezklame.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
florent.janssens (176) - - FEB 24, 2015
Arôme houblonné. Pas beaucoup d’amertume pour une IPA. Goűt légčrement orangé. IPA qui se boit facilement.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (239) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015
Overwhelming fruity hop aroma. Abundant foam. Tastes orange and honey. Not too bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (878) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Can (Lopez smuggled these outta the Sunshine State and back to the City of Big Shoulders... nice one, brother!). Pours a gorgeous orangey-gold hue, big-assed white head with really good retention and lacing. Nose is dank and resinous underpinned by a cakey malt backbone. Mouth is medium bodied, lightly sweet. Massive wallop of tropical fruit (guava, passion fruit, mango), melon, orange peel, white grape juice, Juicy Fruit gum, very little in the way of bitterness. And at an undetectable 7.5% these are potentially dangerous (I could easily drinking 6 of these without batting an eye) Simply fucking awesome IPA. Lopez is the muthafuckin man, yo!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (453) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 Nose is mostly guava paste, faint citrus in background. Flavor is same plus pungent mango, honey, graininess, some grapefruit in the finish. Exceptionally balanced with some unique tropical hop flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (691) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2015
12oz can into a stemmed ommengang glass. Pours a dark shaded orange, light brown highlights. Head is thin, off white, a few cm, nice lacing leaking on the glass. Great aroma of mango, pineapple, phat hops, resin, grass, pine. Taste of a hop slam, orange dominance, piney endeavorings, juicy hops tickle the tounge, funky sweat aroma through grapefruit at times, eh. But then more hops. This is excellent.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gandalf39 (90) - - FEB 13, 2015
Probablement la meilleures IPA que j’ai jamais bu!! Le malté est sublime, le houblonnage est parfait, le mélange est totalement équilibré. La Bičre de Dieu!


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