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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2010
Draft. Pours a an orange copper body with a white head. Citrus, tangerines, and fruit punch. A very juicy ipa to say the least. A mild pineapple, papaya and mango fruit flavors that i wish carried all the way through, but the finish is very very bitter and feels quite to far from where this beer all started. Anyway the flavor is fantastic, the finish well is a little to dry for my tastes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
On draft at FBG Fest 2010: Pours Jai Alai yellow-gold with an off-white head. Nose is malt, citrus, passion fruit, pineapple, caramel, and other light fruit. Flavor is similar with a light, refreshing burst of citrus. Like carbonated, uber-refreshing, citrus punch or Gatorade. I would rather drink this one, though. Nice way to balance citrus and pine quality of Jai Alai with the tropical fruit burst.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Draft… RBWG ‘10… Mostly clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Smells like regular Jai Alai, but fruitier and less earthy. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor leans on the sweet side of balance. Tropical fruit sweetness and earthy, dusty bitterness. Finishes bitter-sweet, but the bitterness hangs around long after the sweetness has faded.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Date: March 12, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: big sweet tangerine and orange aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: big sweet fruity flavor, lots of tangerine, sweet mango, bitter orange, just enough bitterness for balance, light bitter finish
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: ***+ /4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Draft @ FBGBF ’010. Pours hazy copper with gold edges and off white head. The aroma has a quick burst of sweet tropical mango and then moves into a sugar sweet tangelo with a faint layer of pine in the background. The taste is sweet and sways back and forth from sweet tropical notes like mango and guava to pleasing rich citrus hop flavor. It then gets a little resiny with pine like hops by about midway and into the finish. The after taste sees lingering mild resiny pine like hop bitterness holding on for a while. Nice hoppy brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Had at the Hunahpu release party 2010. Big fruity aroma, extremely tropical (not making a joke). The flavor is also big fruity tropical upfront and sweet but the finish is dry and hoppy. This is good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
RBWG 2010 growler. Pours orangish amber with white head. Tropical fruit aroma. Flavors of grapefruit, mango, lemon and oranges. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, orange, papaya, and light florals. Flavor of grass, pineapple, and orange with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
draft at CCB, pours dark red/orange with a medium white head. Aroma is strong citrus fruit and floral hops. Nice grassy pale malts and assertive hops bring a bitter finish with some fruitiness rounding out and ending with a nice sweet but bitter flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Draft @ CCB for RBWG. Poured a light, hazy, copper color with a thin white head. Nose is funky with notes of tropical fruits, lemon, and light wood. Thin to medium body with ample carbonation. Mild tart or sourness, with notes of brett, tropical fruit, citrus, light wood, and earthy hops. Acidity is fairly balanced which makes this beer overall pretty drinkable.


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