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RATINGS: 1653   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 “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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (1406) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
Tap at skuli, Orange beer, small head. Aroma is citrus, hops. Taste is citrus, hops, tropical fruit, bitter dry, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (212) - - AUG 21, 2016
12 oz can. Hazy orange color with a sizable white head. Aromas of freshly sliced orange, cut grass, and aromatic herbs. Resin, oranges, a bit of pepper, grapefruit. Oily mouthfeel, medium body. Sticky finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjohnny (498) - - AUG 16, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Lots of pine with a hint of tropical fruit (mango maybe). Cloudy orange gold with a thin bright white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Surprisingly light bodied. Thin mouthfeel. Pine. Citrus. Some kind of spiciness. Well balanced. Clean warm finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (895) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 13, 2016
Can, 355ml. Clear orange/amber with a frothy offwhite head. Aromas of tropical hops, caramel, minty hints. Medium bodied, moderate to fizzy carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Delicious hoppy and roasted flavors into a juicy fruity hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (220) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2016
From the can. Pours a cloudy amber color with a nice white head. Centennial hops nose with a citrus note. Light bitterness with a long finish. Medium sweetness. Light mouthfeel perfect carbonation that maintains a nice small white blanket of head on top of the beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (532) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Cloudy golden appearance with a fruity concoction a banana and mango with a fresh and clean finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klas (404) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2016
Can bought in Tampa bay area. Hoppy taste and aroma. Good bitterness. Decent IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reuillebrew (4) - - JUL 16, 2016 does not count
Very hop forward ipa. Strong aroma .. if you like hop bitterness with citrus and piney hop flavor this is for you.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pools (28) - - JUL 14, 2016
One of my favorites. Fresh it's incredible and has a lot of malt to stand up to the hop character

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (466) - Minneapolis, - JUL 9, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2016 Wanted to try this for awhile but in MN can’t get it. Searched it out in Cape Canaveral before getting on a Disney Cruise and picked up a six pack. However, it didn’t stand out from the pack as expected. A decent IPA.


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