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RATINGS: 1244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rgfellow (100) - - MAY 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Can at home. Pours copper with small head and little lacing. Aroma is heavy pine with bits of citrus and grass. Taste is bitter with minimal malt backing. Lingering bitterness to finish. Nice beer.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (30) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 15, 2014
First time getting to try a Cigar City offering and I wasn’t disappointed. This was a throw in from a trade, so I was happy! Nose was nice floral and citrus hops. Poured a cloudy orange and left some lacing. Taste was very strong on orange. Very well done IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ESPh (48) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Drank from a can poolside in FL. Nice citrus aroma. Bitter almost resinous finish. Crisp and refreshing. Decent IPA in a place where they are hard to find. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (313) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 13, 2014
Predominantly malty aroma, some of caramelized malt type aroma. Some hop aroma, but it is the piney resinous hoppy. Taste is full flavored malty, bitter finish. Tasty balanced full flavored ipa, but was expecting citrus /grapefruit hops from what I read on this one and I do not get much of that. Also more in line with a double ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MagnusTjader (71) - Mullsjö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (267) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
This is a great IPA! The aroma is almost a wet hop smell with lots of earthy and some slight citrus notes: no onion. The taste is very orange cream popsicle and the finish is almost sort of creamy...? I really like this beer and it reminds me of NB French Aramis IPA. The Hop Burb is great!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
At my place with Taylor, Matt, and Jake. Pour is neon orange no head. Aroma is a complex hoppiness, fruity floral hops. Taste is bitter fruity Mellon hops, but a little bitter. A nice brew, like. Would prob bang again at the right price.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 7, 2014
A pretty solid ipa. The pour is murky amber w/ a good white head that leaves lacing. The aroma has a very nice hop kick! The taste hits hard up front w/ hop bitterness & then kinda fizzles out w/ a clean & relatively smooth finish. This makes the beer refreshing & pretty drinkable!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
catface5326 (140) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2014
Hazy/cloudy orange color with very minimal head. Citrus grapefruit taste with hops in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (481) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2014
Can. Clear light gold medium off white head. Large hop and citrus aroma. Taste is heavy citrus. Bitter orange and grapefruit. Refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oakbluff (409) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Can sample- semi cloudy copper, very frothy and chunky white head. Nose- ripe tropical fruit, a little dank and caramel. Taste- white grapefruit rinds, sugar cookies, pine and apricot. Very full and creamy mouthfeel/texture. very quick drying finish with a long lingering bitterness on the palate.


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