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RATINGS: 1561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Hazy chunky honey color. Frothy head with a nice lace. Aroma is spicy orange citrus with floral notes. Flavor is a nice tea citrus hop. Medium body. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (787) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 7, 2015
Can. Positive orange color with good white foam. Pleasant aeroma: floral, tropical fruit, honey. Taste: sweetness (age?), honey nectar replaced nice bitterness, fruit salad. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2015
A good beer - not my favorite, but far from the worst. Cigar city is a great little brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
G_Ram9 (83) - - SEP 28, 2015
This is an amazing IPA! Best when very fresh. It quickly loses complexity and flavor with aging but even a two or three month old Jai Ali is better than most IPAs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (979) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Can. Cloudy orange copper with a small, off white head that lasts in a ring and laces. Aromas of caramel, biscuit, pine, pink grapefruit, and light orange peel. Flavor is the same, malty upfront with some bitterness in the middle followed by sweet citrus. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry bitter finish that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18998) - , 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 16/20
AdiBeer (2283) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Aroma: floral hops, honey, dusty grain malts, citrus fruits. Appearance: slightly hazy, dark brown, small, white, creamy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: floral hops, dry bitters continue, grain malts, and again some citrus / oranges. Overall: very nice IPA, intense and well-balanced. Pint at Beavertown Brewery, Tottenham.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rotaman14 (398) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - SEP 19, 2015
Aroma of orange juice, fudge, pine floor. Good bitterness in the taste, juicy hops, very pronounced orange notes, some spice; citric and dry aftertaste with medium duration. Full body. Very, very fruity IPA, which doesn’t lack the necessary hop kick. Delicious stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (200) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2015
On tap at Kerr’s Winghouse in Daytona. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. Aromas of, spruce, citrus and hay. Taste the same with some, grass and herbs and clove. Nice example of an ipa. Light on the palate. Little lacing in the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1632) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Slightly hazed burnt orange pour with tight knit white head and lacing. The semi-sweet malt backbone stands up to the hop punch concoction of peach, grapefruit, onion, and earthy tones. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brew_Cat (55) - Athens, GREECE - SEP 6, 2015
Pours orange with large creamy white diminishing head. Cloudy particles, good lacing. Average malts, cookie and caramel. Heavily hoppy, flowers, pine, orange and citrus, with hints of tangerine. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, bitter aftertaste. A top class IPA.

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