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RATINGS: 1541   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 ďbigĒ 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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Poured from bottle. Bottle was dated 12/11, so Iím not sure if thatís when it was produced or best before, so that may have contributed to my experience. Poured with very little head which totally dissipated, carbonation almost non-existent. Nice, though subtle aroma, slightly fruity. Palette has a pleasant bitterness. Smooth, not punchy like a west coast ipa. Good flavor, good body. Would love to try this again fresh at some point.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madelfonatree (117) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Canned 7/17/2015 enjoyed 8/3/2015 in a Mad Elf tulip/snifter. Look - Carbonation exploded on me (beer before this required much heavier pour). Well over two fingers with slightly aggressive pour. Ivory head with a lot of lacing. See through orange/yellow body. Medium to thick bubbles. Smell - Grapefruit. Other fruits I cannot distinguish between. Vanilla. Pine. Taste - Grapefruit. Pine. Vanilla. Lime. Caramel. Feel - Creamy. No carbonation bomb but throughout. Slight tingle on tongue. Overall - Where is the alcohol taste? Very complex and very tasteful. On the citrus side of things. It is one thing to have two flavors with two sips but another to have multiple.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braastad (434) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2015
A can for a change. Aroma is malty and not very strong. Flavor is little better, fruity, sweet. A bit sour also.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demondeacon09 (52) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2015
12 oz can poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Light orange color with an off-white medium head that lingers. Mango, citrus, and a hint of pine on the enticing aroma. Delicious taste of tangerine and hop bitterness with a slight malt presence in the finish. Outstanding IPA. One of the most refreshing beers Iíve ever enjoyed.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (415) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 Bottled, canned, on tap - you donít live in Tampa Bay without having this a few times. No detailed notes - just realized Iíve somehow never entered this. The other 1500 folks probably have it covered. Not my favorite CCB IPA, but itís still great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownALEx (347) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2015
12oz. can to glass. Believe the hype. Aroma of juicy hops, I mean juicy. Appearance is a clear burnt orange with a big head. Lacing left as it goes down. Taste is wonderful, juicy hops dominate your tastebuds. Grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Well carbonated. This beer is one of the best, so glad I snuck some home in the íol suitcase. Only wish I had snuck more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9021) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Can. Orange, caramel malt and weedy/herbal aroma. Hazy amber with moderate head. Sweet orange caramel malt and moderately bitter earthy herbal orange peel flavor. Nice balance.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhliesen (771) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Draft at Megs--just love it, it always makes me think of grapefruit whenever I have one. Pours a dark orange color with a medium white head. Aroma of flower and hops with some caramel. Taste of sweet grapefruit and some sneaky, but filling biscuit. Medium carbonation. I canít believe I can pick this up wherever I want. One of the best things about Florida.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paigeturner (63) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Light red dark orange pour. Carbonated well which brought out floral nose. A little thick on palate. Flavor is caramel and hops. Finishes malty them hoppy ending.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrol (110) - - JUL 3, 2015
Pours amber with a small beige head. Taste is caramel and citrusy hops. A strong, flavorful, not common IPA. Awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1079) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2015
330ml can served in a pint glass. A: Pours a clear dark orange color forming a modest creamy white head with great retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass. S: Strong notes of caramel and flowery hops in the nose. Strong notes of pine, resin, mango and grapefruit. Very fruity nose. T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts becoming quickly grassy and bitter. Strong and very persistent bitterness. Good bittersweet balance. Strong notes of pine, grapefruit and resin. American style Ale yeasts. Bready and biscuity. M: Medium to heavy body. Average carbonation. Caramel, grass and grapefruit in the aftertaste. Persistent hops bitterness. O: Excellent drinkability. American classic IPA. Masterpiece.


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