dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at brewery. Orange brown pour. Very big citrus, tropical fruit hop aroma. Lots of big hoppy bitterness in the taste with pineapple, citrus and papaya coming through with a nice malt balance. Really good.
TheEpeeist (3053) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
32 oz CCB growler labeled Tropic-Ale. Clear orange brown with a coating ivory head. Aroma a veritable fruit salad with pineapple, honeydew, peach, mango and cherry. Underlying dough and spicy pine. Smooth medium body with soft carb. Taste is cantaloupe/mango, pineapple and nectarine with a touch of lime. Dry grassy finish. Delicious. All it needed was a mini paper parasol.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange/yellow. White head. aroma is loaded with a mix of tropical fruit. I get a lot of melon and papaya. Flavor is a tropical fruit and hop lovers paradise. This is good. Not the best they have done, but very good.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Cloudy amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some pineapple, grapefruit. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler pour from CC. Murky gold with a solid looking light tan head and sheets of stick. Aroma is resiny citrus and pine hops. Taste is a nice sweet tropical fruit - pineapple and apricot. Caramel malt backbone and a straw vibe. Thin to medium texture. Light floral bitter finish with some spice to it. Tasty enough.
jedinord (30) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I did not expect to like this beer since i am not so much into fruit treatments and flavors, but I really enjoyed it. Poured at the FBGBF it still has everything I love about the regular Jai Alai, but with a tropical twist. I’d love to see this as a seasonal offering every year in bottles.
MeadMe (1172) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Ybor beer fest.
A: Pours a bright amberish hue with a tall white head. Pretty good retention and a touch of lace.
S: Aroma of pine, light citrus, and a myriad of tropical fruits. I’m guessing there is a bit of Papaya and Mango from the sister IPA’s.
T: The tropical fruits lead the way. The mango stands out along with hints of pineapple. The citrus and pine is there but there was enough tropical fruit to stand out and make it quite a bit different from regular Jai Alai. The caramel malt sweetness remains to round out a pretty tasty brew.
M: Medium in body, smooth, easy drinking. Would taste extra nice on a 100 degree day.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@FBGBF-on tap–pours a light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is resin/citrus, secondary medium malt. Taste is resin/citrtus/pineapple/spice hops bite, secondary medium malt.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Florida Brewers Guild Fest (Tampa, FL). Pours a hazy orange to amber color with one finger white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, floral hops, big bouquet of tropical fruit (this really comes through in the nose) and some apricot and caramel notes. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, grapefruit, ripe tropical fruit, floral hops, malty sweetness. Medium body with a floral and sweet finish.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange. Nose is sweet fruits and citrus and pine hops. Hints of mango, guava, subtle pineapple and other tropical fruits melded with sweet caramel. Flavor is sweet but not cloying, bitter hop bite, mild tropical fruits, a little bit of green apple and pine needles.