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RATINGS: 1725   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Cloudy amber, average sized frothy head. Aroma holds some tropical fruit, a touch of caramel malt, and herbacious hops. Interesting, but not particularly pungent. Flavor holds a bit too much caramel; has to be an old bottle. Definitely can taste some potential in the form of nectar fruit, evergreen, and grass. Will rerate with a new bottle for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle from Publix. Thank goodness this establishment has this stuff. Pours a light amber with a thumbnail of off-white head. Tightly-knit lacing. Intriguing aroma of pine and strong citrus. Flavors include herbs like coriander, pine resin, biscuit, orange peel, and very subtle sour yeast. More pine tree and metal in the finish. Soft/medium carbonation and full body. Definitely one of the better IPAs out there.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (6084) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma consists of citrus notes with loads of floral hoppy notes and a sweet malt base. Taste is a very nice mix between aromatic and floral hops with balanced bitterness and some citrus notes. Malt base is maybe a tad too sweet for my taste though very solid with no watery notes. Boyd is full with limited filtration and great carbonation. Very well brewed and something I could drink on a regular basis.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 27, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a couple fingers of white head that clings to the glass and leaves a nice lace on the glass. S: Decently perfumey with a nice floral note and a lot of orange zest, too. There is a light breadiness underneath the hops and a prevailing, though light, citrus note to it. T: The flavor is pretty nice, better than the nose. Light pineapple with grapefruit and orange, and lots of orange zest. There might even be a bit of melon. Lightly malty with some bread and a light bitterness. M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. O: Not the hugest fan of some of the variations of this beer, but this base version is actually decent.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Aroma of apricot and citrus with a bit of floral. Pours orange with a medium bubbly head. Tastes of nectarines with a floral bite to us.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2011
This is the first time i prefer and IPA being aged as opposed to being just an IPA. Nice tropical fruit boost in this but with a small boozieness that gets you at the end. But overall a great IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (1848) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 cloudy orange, small film. Big body, tingling sweetness among the bitterness. Very good brew, thanks Natasha and Adam! Initial Rating Date: 7/23/2011 10:33:15 AM Re-rate 7/4/2014 Loads of grapefruit and exotic fruits in the aroma, dry considering the style, incredibly good and refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1068) - MOROCCO - JUL 22, 2011
Poured hazy golden with a smallish off-white head. Im near Tampa, so I thought I would try a Cigar City. It looks good and I like all the flavors, citrus and bitters, but I dont like the final product. as it has an astringent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (18354) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 200711

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 36cl, American brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, slightly sweet and fruity, very balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive


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