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RATINGS: 1421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
urge13 (17) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle from Hopscotch (thanks!) Good kinda Tangerine aroma, however disappointed with the color, seemed uneven but with a nice light white head. But really loved the taste, the hops blend great with the malt. Citrus is sweetened by the malt. Very smooth body and great mouth feel. A very good IPA can’t wait to try more. Thanks Hopscotch!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (250) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Hoppy aroma with floral notes. Clear amber colour. Slight malty front with fruity middle and subtle bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Really tasty and accessible without being too abrasive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
razzanof (36) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2014
From a can. Really nice aroma. Hops to start with sweet malt backbone. Nice amber color. Medium sweet with a bitter finish. At 7.5, a little higher ABV than I normally like to drink in an IPA. But still an awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (726) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
Can from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep blond beer with no carbonation small yeast particles and small white foam. Smell: grassy and hoppy domination with small caramel notes. Taste: nice orange and hoppy taste with grassy notes and small caramel finish. Really tasteful I recommend it. Aftertaste: nice bitterness with wet sensation and sweet finish! Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebargan2313 (1) - Seffner, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
A bitter, aromatic, hoppy beer. Fine example of an IPA and the pride of Ybor city in Tampa -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (1270) - PORTUGAL - DEC 21, 2014
33cl can. Slightly hazy orangish yellow colour with a nice off-white head. Bread, zest, dates, malt and light caramel in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is a very well balanced thing, starting with some sweet notes followed by a burst of bitterness, finishing with some bitter/sweet and dry notes that grow on you. Overall, a very good beer and not much traces of its alcohol level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (62) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Rik humlig doft! Välkänt humle, nån som vet?. Fantastisk smak av kåda & tropik, som får en att tänka på Sydamerikas djungel. Märkligt, bara jag? Sedan känner jag tallbarr & denna fantastiska humle beska & arom. Denna IPA är så fantastisk som man hört talas om. MVG! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
al53 (76) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Can. Clear and bright orange colour with medium head. Very citrusy and malty aroma with sweet tropical fruits. Taste is caramel malt, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits and hit of pines. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. More piney and citrusy finish. Easy, smooth, citrusy and malty ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from can into pint glass: Pours orange with a thin white head. Aroma of pineapple, guava, citrus, and malt. Taste is tropical with some floral notes. Bitter up front but really sweet on the back end. A bit to malty, medium body soft mouthfeel. Decent beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (149) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pour is a golden orange with minimal cream colored head lots of lingering lace. Aroma is amazing and my favorite part about this beer. Loads of hops hit you with each sip and leave you yearning for more!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
choliverfl (9) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
This was one of the first craft beers that I ever tried and realized that I have never rated it even though it's one of my favorite.

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