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RATINGS: 1329   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Docavey (19) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Enjoyed this beer on tap in the airport in Tampa. Cloudy, with a good head and a strong hoppy flavor balanced by strong alcohol, good body and creamy mouth feel. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pricey290483 (200) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
had a can of this from whole foods really hoppy with a good fruity citrus taste a nice bitter finish that left me wanting more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjames317 (66) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours a welcoming amber/orange with glimpses of that lighter cantoloupe-y hue. Aroma is juicy fruit and dank, resinous hops. Has a pretty mellow taffy and honey quality. Musty hops and an assertive soil and light caramel malt backbone define the flavor profile of this beer. Perfect amount of bitterness that hits you up front but doesn’t linger.I’m able to draw a little more fruit out of the hops with each passing sip. Lives up to its billing as an exemplary IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (183) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2014
From a can. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick, off-white head. Very good lacing. Smells of hops and sweet fruits. Citrusy flavor, with a bit of sugar. This is a great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchPls (533) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Sunset orange beer with a beige foam. Ripe, dried exotic fruits on the nose. Medium body. Tart, sweet, fruity, exotic, soft and bitter. Really, really nice. Unique and complex yet refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2222) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
355ml bottle from Cigar City in Tampa, Florida. Golden orange in colour with a long lasting off-white coloured head, good lacing. The aroma is quite hoppy, oranges, pine, grapefruit, icing sugar sweetness. The flavour is moderately bitter, lots of citrus hops, orange zest, some pine, wood, floral, caramel sweetness. Moderately bitter mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes long, quite bitter, lots of citrus, chewy.A very nice IPA. Quite chewy and floral but at the same time has plenty of citrus hops. Quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (211) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Can. Hazy amber pour with white head. Nice aroma with lots of peach. Taste is very balanced. Lots of complexity

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1895) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Flight at the brewery. Cloudy yellow body with a medium offwhite head. Light malty, hops, grass, pine, grapefruit, lemon,peach, pineapple. So fresh and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demmbonz (499) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Shared can. Golden yellow. Frothy head. Floral aroma. Juicy hop flavor. Delicious IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (307) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2014
It pours golden with a full white head. The aroma has hops, caramel, grapefruit, orange peel. The taste starts with a caramel kick with citrus flavors, and other hops. There are strong floral elements as well. It has got a bitter kick on the palate as well. Excellent IPA all the way around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doctordd8 (4) - Louisburg, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
Aroma of citrus. Nice appearace . Light orange. Fast is of pine and citrus. No bitterness. Overall in my top 10 IPAs.

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