Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

Hiero's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
This has a classic strong IPA taste, with very little aftertaste. It’s good, but doesn’t stand out in any particular way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (55) - Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Clear blond color, hoppy aromas, hoppy grapefruit flavors, Lightly carbonated, minor sweetness on the front of the tongue, a minor skunk hops in the flavor, but good ipa overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (402) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
From can. Pours clear amber with a big, white, long lasting, frothy head. Aroma has lots of sweet fruits like ripe peach, pear, pineapple, mango, fruity hops, and a slight hop bitterness. Herbal, american and just awesome. Taste has higher hop bitterness, almost berrylike fruityness, and again lots of sweet fruits. Peach and pineapple on the edge of being overripe minty hops.. Excellent balance and easy drinking. Med-high carb and slightly creamy body. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (222) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Can. Pours semi hazy with a medium white head. Aromas of grassy fresh hops, some mint, orange peel, some floral notes, citrus. Lots of fruit in general. Taste is malty sweet, grassy hops, orange peel, some grapefruit and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2951) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1861) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Can from 711 in tampa..had in car on the way to muhaffers... This shits awesome...perfect

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (370) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (827) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 139

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50