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RATINGS: 1368   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1098) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2012
a lovely copper color, mostly white head. Bright green hops aroma, seems a mixture of dusty European hops and piney american resin. Strong malt spine and bracing bitterness, smooth and full bodied and a archetypal IPA. Very nice, city. forward to more from cigar city.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (439) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Tons of citrus, very tropical, tastes downright juicy. Medium to high bitterness. Lots of depth with some pine as well. A bit resinous, light bodied but lingering. Great IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (314) - Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2014
From a can into a tumbler at the Grand Floridian on the occasion of our 30th anniversary! Clear orange pour with thin white head... Nice tropical fruit and floral notes in the nose and palate. Perfect end to a warm day touring the parks. Very drinkable with dry sweet finish. Excellent IPA...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (898) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
La canette avait 5 mois lorsque j’ai eu l’honneur de la «psshhhiter». Peut-être que ses houblons n’étaient plus à l’honneur. Peut-être que ses lettres de noblesse avaient raté le rendez-vous. Les notes tropicales qu’on m’avait promises ont été remplacées par un vague background de malt caramel recouvert de houblon herbacés qui n’avaient plus la fougue d’antan. C’était très bon malgré tout. En-deça de mes attentes certes, mais très bon. Je promets de réviser mon «rating» lorsque j’en aurai une fraîche entre les mains.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (391) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Can. A nicely complex aroma combining tropical fruits, citrus and pine notes. Flavour is hoppy but not overpowering, well balanced. A top-notch IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1061) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 12, 2014
golden to orange colour, 1 inch. dense off-white head; aroma and taste of overripe tropical fruits, pine resin, peach, and some caramel notes; amazing IPA from a metal can - ok, it may have importance, whether a beer is filled into metal can, or a glass, but it is excellent despite the fact that it is a canned beer...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwa5879 (655) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Nice robust orange pour, mostly clear, effervescent with an inch of fluffy off-white head. Juicy hop nose: tropical fruits like pineapple, papaya, juicy grapefruit and orange too, hints of lemon, apricot and fresh peach. Average carbonation, mouthfeel slightly oily, crisp finish. Smooth almost subtle taste. Flavors of orange, grapefruit, and a little bit of pine and rind, kind of resinous. Very smooth, un-bitter IPA with a bouquet of flavors all its own. Definitely a stand out.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (94) - - SEP 8, 2014
I couldn’t get enough of this beer on my last trip to Florida. Poured a 12 oz can into a small mug. Pours a hazy golden orange with a foamy white head that laces as you drink it down. Love the head on this beer. Aromas of lemon and orange citrus, floral, finished by fresh hops. Flavors of pine, grapefruit, bitter hop oils, and sweet hibiscus. Light body, medium carbonation, effervescence continously bubbling to the top. This is what an IPA should be, hoppy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1486) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
Persistent 2-finger light fawn-coloured head, near clear amber body, carpets and crocheted fields inside the mug. Aroma of lemon, pine n resin, ashy but sweet malts, floral freshness, very inviting. Taste is resin, lemon, roasted malts, hazelnut hints, barbecue, citrus peel. Well bodied, fine decent carbonation, really nice on palate. Finishes on strong hops, resin, apricot notes, or maybe faint peaches, more resiny malts to the end. Lingering. At final end somewhat warming. Solid IPA. [355ml can 7.5%abv BB2014-06-01 CannedNov5/2013]

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3771) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
355 ml. can sampled @ Pure Apricot Tasting. Thanks! Bottled on 08/08/2014 so about 1 month old. Pours typical amber, fading off-white bubbles head. Thick sticky resin nose with touch caramel, lots of bitter pine / hop resin. Taste is sweet sticky caramel leading into oodles of bitter resin, brown sugar, light bitter herbal hop note, bitter tropical fruit,… Thick resin / caramel body. Very solid IPA. This one came out at the top in a tasting involving lots of big name DIPA’s & IPA’s.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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