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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2356) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Can from one of the cousins from the barrio - nose is lemon. Sip adds citrus. Malty backbone. Easy going.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hens (583) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - MAY 1, 2015
0.355L can. Slightly cloudy dark amber with massive fluffy top appearance. Sweet caramel, passion fruit aroma. Floral, grass, boiled vegetable flavors. Interesting cranberry, pomelo mouthfeel. Nice bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Humlehode (251) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Clear golden, not much foam. Very nice hoppy aroma. Medium body, some sweetness. Quite harsh bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (738) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Tap @ CBC 2015. Clear orange, medium white head, nice lacing. Aroma, malty, fresh hops, pine, orange, passion fruit, mango. Similar taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (968) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2015
12-ounce can purchased at Bread & Honey in Manhattan while on a NYC business trip. Pours a slightly hazed orange-amber hue with one finger of off-white foam. AROMA of sweet citrus, light pine, floral hops, honeysuckle, peach, and honey malts. FLAVOR of stone fruit (peach and apricot), sweet tangerine, some juicy tropical fruit, spicy hops, with some restrained malt presence. Good balance between the sweet and the bitter here. Nice and soft on the palate which somehow lets the hoppy and fruity flavors come through even better. Really lovely IPA...always nice to find good non-California IPAís. (1498, 966)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (637) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
From a can , at a disney water park, this tasted good, would love to try it in better conditions

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2509) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
From da can. Nose is a super citrus bomb. Can is green. Taste is like an orange medley with mango too. Bitterness is well balanced with the malt backbone. Funny that Iíve not rated this before. Kinda take it for granted but this is a hell of an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobs_ols (317) - LATVIA - APR 17, 2015
Clear light amber, strong white head. Spicy fruity hop aroma. Not very bitter, but quite smooth and likeable. Medium body, fruity bitter notes. Finishes refreshing. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (315) - - APR 16, 2015
Can. Thin yet frothy layer of cream-colored foam atop honey-colored, hazy gold. Beautiful, thick webs of lace. Resinous, sticky, dank aroma -- sugar-covered tangerines with a nice amount of caramel and honey maltiness. Very balanced flavor. Big malts, sugared orange slices, a little caramel and toffee. Sweet up front, but the swallow brings citrusy resin. Lots of hop oil in here. Tangy caramelized sugar, old oranges, grass. Big bitterness, but perfectly balanced. High carbonation is pinching and nearly painful. Syrupy medium body breaks into a bit of soapy fizz as it moves. Moderate bitterness, a flash of alcohol warmth. A perfectly good IPAthat would be great to have in Florida, on a hot, muggy day.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vomit (188) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2015
Ohhhh, holy shit, alright! Jai Alai hey? What is this game? What is this beer? Who am I? After drinking several I still have NO ANSWERS. When I drink Blatz, it feels I have ALL THE ANSWERS. And I do, itís true. Or not. This stuff may be like playing a game of that oh-so sophisticated Jai Alai.....but drinking a Blatz is like playing a game of "Hand of Doom" at Camp íPossum (circa 2002). So there is that. and letís face it, any true sportsman is gonna high tail it for the Blatz as soon as the contest is over and pound 10 or so while putting him/her/itself in the proper frame of mind to start a riot. So, Iíve got that going for me.


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