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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - JUN 16, 2013
Pours a cloudy golden/amber color with some sediment floating around. Not much in terms of a head or lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and a hint of malt. Taste doesn’t have as much citrus but does have that pine on the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (532) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Honey hue with thick creamy off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, tangerine, melon, pine, lime, grassy. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a bitter following that blends well into the finish. Overall this is a really nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petkus331 (243) - Redford, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
A floral and mild clementine aroma. Appears clear pale copper with a ring of white foam and some lace. Taste is of reisling grape and grapefruit skin with a very nice sweet cereal malt backbone. Palate is a bit oily and a touch fizzy but nice. Overall, the attention to the malt in this IPA made it a great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (385) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Tap. Murky dark orange. Some lacing. Light nose of grapefruit, floral sweetness. Almost syrupy body. Sweet piney bitterness followed by bright hop kick. ABV noticeable, but in a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestlake (134) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours an honey/orange color with a one finger, resilient head. Great lacing. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is perfectly balanced. Nice hop taste with a great malt backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Twelve ounce can purchased at ABC Liquors on Clark Road in Sarasota, Florida, tasted on August 13, 2014. Appealing gold/copper hue, firm bittersweet nose with fruit and lots of resin, tasty flavor that emphasizes tropical fruit and malt over hops. Recommended but not enough hop assertiveness to make this a proper IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wilder (10) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Wow, great IPA! Tampa should be proud, they have a really good beer maker. It is a bit pricey at 11.50 a sixpack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
From Can : Right off the bat, this is a good looking beer. It’s appearance is fantastic. A golden hue with a big two-finger plus foamy white head that slowly recedes leaving sticky lacing around the perimeter of the glass. A very nice citrus hop aroma...not huge and in your face, but there and very pleasant. Light and sweet on the tongue, with maybe a tiny bite of bitter at the end, but doesn’t stick around. Texture is good...this is probably one of the best IPA’s I have had. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rollerton (21) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
A nearly perfect IPA with both nice appearance and good balance. Strongly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5623) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Can. Nice orange, rosy color ... big time sticky head. The aroma is of mandarin orange and spice. This drinks with a fun, Caribbean sting ... fun and acidic, full of citric activity, and a nicely warming malty backbone. One word: GOOD. (#5612, 8/9/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnoaksson (693) - , SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
Nykterhetsrörelser känner sig ojämförligt smarta när de hävdar att alkohol är en flykt från verkligheten. Tja, eller är det månne en flykt från ert jämrans tjat om att alkohol är en flykt från verkligheten? Tål att tänkas på. Jag tar en till Jai Alai IPA Cigar City medan ni gnuggar geniknölarna. Misstänker att det här kan ta ett tag.

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