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RATINGS: 1389   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Very near perfect IPA. Was visiting Florida and luckily found it at the local Publix in Hallandale. It has been near the top of my list of beers to try. As food as delivered. Aroma was of sweet orange, grapefruit, mango and floral scents. Pours a hazy orange color with a big frothy off-white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing down the glass. A somewhat medium mouthfeel and some resinous feel to it. Kind of oily. Hops are evident throuhout, but never once do they overpower the other flavors. More of a perfect compliment. Flavors really burst on the tongue and in the back of your throat. It’s truly a wonderful beer and one I hope to drink a lot more of in the near future.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopmaestro (110) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
The aroma gives it away at once, fruity, malty and fresh as a summer day in a tropical pineforest (?). If this was released as a fragrance for after shave, I would wear it. The taste is exceptional, heavy, sweet malts and crisp hops get married and spend their wedding night in your taste buds.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1004) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
Can from Rattle n Hum. Pours a bright orange with white head. Nose shows resinous hops, pine and sweet tropical fruit. Taste follows the same line. Juicy tropical fruit hops and grapefruit. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rdynamo (4) - - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2222) - GERMANY - OCT 27, 2014
0,355 l can Aroma is very fruity: floral, citrus. Plus some caramel. Golden, slightly hazy, frothy white foam head. heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2210) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
Old rating rerated 15.10.2014, 0,35l can @ hotel room in Berlin:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grassy, caramel malts, dried fruits, leafs, sap, pine needles, hops, bark, grass, moss. Taste is slightly dry foresty, pine needles, sap, bark, leafs, caramel malts, citrus peel, alcohol, harsh hops, grass, minerals. Longlasting bitterness, harsh boozy mouthfeel. Fair enough.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (572) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2014
355ml can at old naples bar Naples. Pours orange with white head. Citrus pine aroma with a little hint of spice. Flavour is light biscuitmalt with strong bitterness. Strong enough abv well managed. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (69) - Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Clear blond color, hoppy aromas, hoppy grapefruit flavors, Lightly carbonated, minor sweetness on the front of the tongue, a minor skunk hops in the flavor, but good ipa overall

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (403) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
From can. Pours clear amber with a big, white, long lasting, frothy head. Aroma has lots of sweet fruits like ripe peach, pear, pineapple, mango, fruity hops, and a slight hop bitterness. Herbal, american and just awesome. Taste has higher hop bitterness, almost berrylike fruityness, and again lots of sweet fruits. Peach and pineapple on the edge of being overripe minty hops.. Excellent balance and easy drinking. Med-high carb and slightly creamy body. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (227) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Can. Pours semi hazy with a medium white head. Aromas of grassy fresh hops, some mint, orange peel, some floral notes, citrus. Lots of fruit in general. Taste is malty sweet, grassy hops, orange peel, some grapefruit and citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3101) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
can. light amber with two finger head. fruity, particularly with tropical and citrus flavors. moderate bitterness, but the amount of flavor here makes me think this would appeal to non-hopheads as well.


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