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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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1305) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2010
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2010
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6037) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - 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.

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   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4467) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2010
On tap at the Blind Tiger during their Cigar City event. Pours a clear golden orange with a medium sized white head. Big fruity aromas, pineapple, and juicy fresh fruit. Sweet and smooth and super easy drinking. Tasty, smooth and well balanced. Just delicious and wonderful and incredibly sessionable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2010
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.

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   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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   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.


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