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RATINGS: 1380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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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3.7
   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2946) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
can. light amber with two finger head. fruity, particularly with tropical and citrus flavors. moderate bitterness, but the amount of flavor here makes me think this would appeal to non-hopheads as well.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopfish (3) - - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
What a great hoppy beer, I really enjoyed the taste that this brew had to offer. The after taste is the best part, the initial taste is pungent. If you love IPA's, you will enjoy this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1851) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Can from 711 in tampa..had in car on the way to muhaffers... This shits awesome...perfect

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajtrupp (273) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Damn tasty IPA. Nice IBUs while still being balanced. I did pronounce the name wrong, guess I'm not too familiar with the sport. I am looking forward to wearing my Cigar City shirt to New Orleans tomorrow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (366) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 8, 2014
Can from Ammersin 5, Vienna.
Clear, amber body, with a big, creamy, sticky, white head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, resin, peach, grass, some caramel.
Taste is bitter, with a quite sharp, peppery hop bite, with the same aromas and with a strong, tasty malt backbone of biscuit, caramel, grass, earth, tea.
Mouthfeel is medium, slick, with a medium carbonation and it finishes quite strong bitter, dry, resinous and piney.

Very good! Less fruity than other IPAs, but with a strong hop bite and a characterful malt backbone, which is the highlight for me. Quite easy to drink because of the dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
soyorganic (285) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Decent, not too impressed with the hops on this, tastes a little watered down. I am a little spoiled drinking Dales most of the time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (825) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Can from unknown via Justin D. Pours a orange-amber, lots of fluffy head. Aroma thin and citrus-driven, tangerine, orange blossom. Body rich And arch, but with a disappointingly bitter resin-caramel finish, some bready character. Meh. Doesn’t do it for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenhorn1 (815) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours Amber, nice bitter bite with a sweet background. Some mild citrus and pine. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (582) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Hazy orange with thick frothy off-white head. Aroma is super fresh, citrusy hops. Taste is citrus, tropical fruit and earthy hops with a clean malt bill. Quite tasty.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ronaldtheriot (1279) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Cigar City Jai Alai India Pale Ale has a thick, off-white, spongy head, a mostly clear, very bubbly, deep amber appearance, and significant lacing left on the glass. The aroma is bold- strong, piney hops and vibrant sweetness. Taste is of a out-front, piney hop bitterness, sweet, white bread malts, and and maybe sugar. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Cigar City Jai Alai finishes crisp, bold, and not alcohilic. Great and wonderful! RJT


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