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RATINGS: 1688   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.

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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8992) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2016
Sample at GABF 2016. Medium high fluffy white lasting head. Clear amber body. Sweet peach lemon aroma. Lemon peach flavor nicely hopped, low carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matty (366) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016
12 oz. can. Pours a hazy orange-gold color with 1.5 finger-thick off-white head. Aroma is citrus, almost orange-like. Medium-full body, the citrus hops take over with a bit of a malt background, sticky mouthfeel. Finish is very citrus-like. At 7.5%, I’d think this was a DIPA rather than an IPA. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AssKicker (240) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - OCT 21, 2016
Belle couleur orangée, pas tout à fait limpide, bonne mousse digne de ce nom, fruits exotiques à donf en terme de senteurs, super agréable ! En bouche c’est un peu plus light par contre, ça paraît très léger, comme une sensation de chantilly (dingue !), bien fruité, avec une amertume modérée mais qui rappelle ce que doit être une IPA. Très chouette bière !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (794) - Kiel, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2016
Malty, Rich & Fruity. Americano Stuff mit Weinreferenzen. The Weisse Traube strikes back. Der funky Kräutersmell und der scharf hopfige Fruchtabgang sorgen für vielfältiges Trinkvergnügen. Nur der Nachhall ist etwas zu aufdringlich malzstumpf und HOTalkoholisch. 0,2/50DKK bei MIKKELLER & FRIENDS in Kopenhagen. Fassware.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Satyroneto (325) - BRAZIL - OCT 18, 2016
Cor de ouro envelhecido, muito brilhante e cristalina; presença de um perlage muito intenso; espuma marfim de média formação e alta persistência com excelente lacing. Aroma de caramelo torrado, cítrico de frutas amarelas (muita manga e limão) Sabor seguindo o aroma, muito caramelo torrado, além de cítrico e leve dulçor de manga, migrando para um final seco, efervescente e com um amargor pronunciado que dá equilíbrio a cerveja; retrogosto adstringente persistente com leve toque de doce de manga. Corpo médio e alta carbonatação.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6106) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Couple ounces on draft at Dominion Wine & Beer poured into a Belgian snifter. Thanks Tyler/Alex! Have had this numerous times but forgot I never rated it. Hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, light floral. Tastes of citrus, floral, malt. Medium body with a dry finish. Really solid though it’s not quite as good as I remember it being in the past.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scrumpy369 (509) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 15, 2016
On tap at csakajo. Lightly hazy yellow colour almost no head. Juicy, fruity nose. Taste is also the same, orange skin, bitterness and honey. A world class ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cwrw42 (51) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Grassy piney nose, light burnished copper color with modeeate head. Drinkable moderate body, with grapefruit hop character. A solid 2nd tier IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (747) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 7, 2016
Ambar escuro/acobreada de média turbidez, espuma alaranjada de ótima formação e persistência. Aroma intenso caramelado, abacaxi em conserva, menor intensidade pêssego maduro, resinal. Paladar de médio dulçor e amargor em menor intensidade mas também mediano. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Final de média persistência trás mais do caramelo e resinal em contraste com o início do aroma, complexa acima dá média, tive impressão mais condimentada de uma double ipa do que uma tradicional. Fantástica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1694) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Sampled at Borefts 2016, Bodegraven. Semi-hazy orange pour with a white nead. Notes of oranges, citrus hops, some caramel and honey. Medium body and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

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