Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 ďbigĒ 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.

Naka's rating

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (980) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Draft/Fest. A- Pine, tropical fruits, citrus, bitter. A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Citrus, pine. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Not as citrusy as I dreamt it would be but still glad to have had it. A nice beer that isnít crazy bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1372) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Cloudy, brownish-orange pour with a white head. The aroma has herbal and mild citrus hops. It has a medium body with oily texture and average carbonation. The taste is bitter with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Super citrusy, with vivid orange blossom and mango fruit among its strong tropical fruit character. Lingers with exotic spices with the heat covered well. Long finish, a great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Great IPA , perfect balance . Citruses and pine , some caramel ... Juicy , fresh ... Nice hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiveacestx (807) - Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2015
On tap at the Yard House - now this beer is hoppy fresh! Nice orange corporate with a medium head and good lacing. Excellent hoppy grapefruit aroma and taste. Medium body and medium bitter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mmahut (1521) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2015
Can. Pours in orange amber body with medium, well-lasting, white head. Aroma has fresh citrus orange chatacter, papaya, mango, light pineapple, caramel background, amazing complexity. Taste has high citrus bitterness, orange peel swewtness. Long lasting earthy after taste. Attenuated to dry. Carbobation is little bit harsh, balanced to bitterness. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madelfonatree (142) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Canned 7/17/2015 enjoyed 8/3/2015 in a Mad Elf tulip/snifter. Look - Carbonation exploded on me (beer before this required much heavier pour). Well over two fingers with slightly aggressive pour. Ivory head with a lot of lacing. See through orange/yellow body. Medium to thick bubbles. Smell - Grapefruit. Other fruits I cannot distinguish between. Vanilla. Pine. Taste - Grapefruit. Pine. Vanilla. Lime. Caramel. Feel - Creamy. No carbonation bomb but throughout. Slight tingle on tongue. Overall - Where is the alcohol taste? Very complex and very tasteful. On the citrus side of things. It is one thing to have two flavors with two sips but another to have multiple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braastad (434) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2015
A can for a change. Aroma is malty and not very strong. Flavor is little better, fruity, sweet. A bit sour also.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demondeacon09 (53) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2015
12 oz can poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Light orange color with an off-white medium head that lingers. Mango, citrus, and a hint of pine on the enticing aroma. Delicious taste of tangerine and hop bitterness with a slight malt presence in the finish. Outstanding IPA. One of the most refreshing beers Iíve ever enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (434) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 Bottled, canned, on tap - you donít live in Tampa Bay without having this a few times. No detailed notes - just realized Iíve somehow never entered this. The other 1500 folks probably have it covered. Not my favorite CCB IPA, but itís still great.

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 » 155

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
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