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RATINGS: 1353   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle from TWM Fort Lauderdale via DiarmaidBHK - pours a cloudy orange, strong grassy aroma. Taste is mildly bitter and the palate is dry. Overall, its a boring mild IPA.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chiiidog (29) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
The first time I tried a Jai Alai I was unimpressed. The next few times, the citrus pop of this beer hooked me for good. This is almost up there with stuff like Heady Topper and Pliny, but the malt is a bit too strong in my opinion, which lends the beer a heavy, sticky mouthfeel. Regardless, when Im in FL, Ill always have a fresh 6 pack of Jai Alai in my fridge. Awesome beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstonerock24 (119) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Aroma is of citrus namely grapefruit and caramel malts. Flavor is big on grapefruit and finishes with a strong malt backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (743) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours golden with a lasting white head. Peach and caramel aroma. Taste is woody with grapefruit, peach and apple. Finish is dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2927) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, red session. 03/05/2014. Bright orange coloured pour with a thin white lasting head. Aroma is pine resin, sticky, orange and dank hops, nice. Flavour is grapefruit, dank, orange and some spicy hops in the finish. Palate is hop resin, semi-sticky and nice and dry in the finish. REally solid.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steez (23) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Like all highly rated and high dollar IPAs, this one is good. Nice color and thin compact head. Aroma is pear banana melon etc. Citrus punch but with a kind of buttery hit. Good stuff. I wish I could get to the brewery and try all CCs beers

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1159) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle@courtesy Bolton. Amber hazy. One finger. Exotic fruits melon banana pearch pineapple. Dry not that bitter. Medium body. Good carbonation. Super delicious ipa from us.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (570) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petkus331 (249) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (413) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestlake (143) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2014 Pours an honey/orange color with a one finger, resilient head. Great lacing. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is nicely balanced. Nice hop taste with a great malt backbone.


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