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RATINGS: 1576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, caramel, hay - grass, oxidide malt notes, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, orange - mandari notes, ripped orange, peach. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, dry, caramel, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110819]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2011
From tap at MikkellerBar. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is crisp grapefruity and peachy hops. Smooth mango and peachy hops fruity. Mild peachy and citrusy grapefruity. Bitter and yet slight sweet flavoured. Dry and bitter finish. Lasting fruity impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (31467) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
Handbottled. A dark amber beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma has strong notes of citrusy hops, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt, grapefruit, caramel, and hops, leading to a very bitter finish. Nice. Thanks a lot MadsBerg for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
Hand bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madsberg. Pours a clear amber with a creamy and lacing off-white head. Fresh and piney hop aroma. Medium body, sweet malts, caramel and fruit. Solid hop bite in the finish with evident alcohol. A very solid IPA. 161209

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24434) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus. Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23675) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
Bottled@SBWF2011. Ambery orange colour, small white head. Aroma is bready malts, crystal malts, that fruity and grassy hops as well. Flavour is caramel malts, fruits, grass and some mild floral notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Cloudy deep golden, small head. Perfumy lychee and grapefruit aroma. Bready soft malt provides a well sized body. Lychee takes over more towards a finished with marked bitterness. An IPA with deep and pleasant character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20445) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
19th September 2015
Beavertown Spectrum Fest. Keg. Hazy amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is smooth and good minerally crispness. Sweetish malts, some caramel. Orange peel hops. Pine. Trace of resin. Mild crisp finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2011 Growler at DLD 09 ... Reasonably certain this is the right one ... Copper ... light and frruity hop nose... light fruity ... dry hop... very hoppy ... bit bitter for me.

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