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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2013
Can 4/3/13. Hazy copper color with a white quickly disappearing head. Initial aroma reminds me of 2-hearted with a peach like quality but this is gone almost immediately and the citrus comes out. It is well balanced not particularly bitter yet it tastes good just not a great finish or very memorable. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (54) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Rik humlig doft! Välkänt humle, nån som vet?. Fantastisk smak av kåda & tropik, som får en att tänka på Sydamerikas djungel. Märkligt, bara jag? Sedan känner jag tallbarr & denna fantastiska humle beska & arom. Denna IPA är så fantastisk som man hört talas om. MVG! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
al53 (76) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Can. Clear and bright orange colour with medium head. Very citrusy and malty aroma with sweet tropical fruits. Taste is caramel malt, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits and hit of pines. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. More piney and citrusy finish. Easy, smooth, citrusy and malty ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from can into pint glass: Pours orange with a thin white head. Aroma of pineapple, guava, citrus, and malt. Taste is tropical with some floral notes. Bitter up front but really sweet on the back end. A bit to malty, medium body soft mouthfeel. Decent beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (142) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pour is a golden orange with minimal cream colored head lots of lingering lace. Aroma is amazing and my favorite part about this beer. Loads of hops hit you with each sip and leave you yearning for more!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
choliverfl (9) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
This was one of the first craft beers that I ever tried and realized that I have never rated it even though it's one of my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gim (17) - POLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Can. *Great* aroma. Hops at first, with sweet malty aromas coming through. Nice amber/copper colour, almost crystal clear, white head - disappeared quickly. Medium sweet turning quickly into bitter and leaving nice bitter aftertaste. Light bodied, bit oily, medium carbo. I’d like to think that is how amber tastes like. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pressboxjoe (205) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Have had this numerous times, on tap at the brewery, on tap in Tampa, in cans from the brewery, in superfresh cans from Publix, in older cans from Pennsylvania. Hard to believe I have never rated it. Best Jai Alai I probably ever had was on tap at The Brass Tap in Wiregrass. (I mean I’m sure it was just as good at CC but this is my favorite memory). Aroma has always been one of the best, but for me sometimes the flavor is mellowed out, doesn’t match. That day, it all came together. Grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon. On its day Jai Alai is about as good as it gets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benderone (47) - FRANCE - DEC 11, 2014
can from saveur biere. pours a hazy gold color with medium head. nose is on tropical fruits and citrus. Taste is great, on tropical fruits, citrus, hints of melon, loads of hops. medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, smooth, with a bitter and dry finish. really good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (511) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2014
Can from Geers. Pours orange with little head. Aroma has citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel. Taste is citrus, some malts, quite bitter but also very sweet at the end. Could’ve done with a less malty finish. Quite dry. But good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nothingbutIPAs (21) - Hillsborough, USA - DEC 7, 2014
about as good as it gets for a single IPA. strong hop taste, but nicely balanced for a smooth finish. getting more and more difficult to get, but worth the purchase when I can get to PA to snag a case!

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