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RATINGS: 1793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
DHHaven (8) - New York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2012 does not count
Pours a hazy golden orange, great color. Sweet aroma, but it’s on the weak side. The taste is subtle and sweet, without a great deal of bitterness. In fact, not enough bitterness for my taste. The finish is exceptionally smooth though. The palate is very soft without any hint of bite. It’s a very fresh and smooth IPA, but I could do with a little more bite, ect.

3.9
uncben87 (68) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - APR 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 From bottle into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange copper with a frothy off white head. Smells of citrus hops and caramel malts. Tastes of the citrus hops with a clean bitter finish, very refreshing. Overall a solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
h2o4u2 (11) - jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
This is a great all around IPA. ,,................................................

3.8
BVery (10312) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Nice orange pour with a white head. Nose is grapefruit and caramel. Medium to full palate. Taste is assertive citrus hop with good strong caramel backing. Great brew.

3.4
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2012
Cask with peach. Orange tint. Peach upfront with bitterness to finish. Medium body. Awesome lacing. Head vanishes. Peach aroma throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
EdKing (2576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Bottle from Kris Wines. Colour is rusty amber, white head. Nose is orange blossom, tangerine, caramel, quite sweet. Taste initially menthol and pine bitter, nettles, then sweetness, almost sweet like a double IPA, lots of caramel and orange. Little musky and musty so not sure this is as fresh as it should be. Not as fresh citrous fruit bitter as I would expect. Not as fresh hoppy as I would expect.

4.7
jdnales (7) - fort lauderdale, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2012 does not count
Very hoppy. Strong citrus flavors. Unfiltered. Very good IPA. Got it at whole foods

3.8
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours amber grapefruit and pine flavors citrus aroma heavy full body nice bitter finish very solid ipa

4
Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2012
Pours a hazy gold with a substancial white head. Citrus aroma dominates with some subtle malt notes. Grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, and malt flavors. High carbonation with a medium body. Finishes fairly dry. Very good IPA.

3.9
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
12oz bottle, pours a slightly cloudy gold, thin white head. Hoppy aroma of pine, tropical fruit, and caramel. Similar pine and tropical fruit flavors. Nice bitter finish. Delicious


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