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RATINGS: 1795   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
Panzuriel (2199) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Appearance: Medium to darker amber. Hazy. Finger of small to medium white bubbles. Nose: Big citrus, tropical fruits, touch candied sugar and a bit of pine for good measure. Taste: Like the nose implies tropical fruits and sugar balanced by bitter citrus zest and pine from start to finish. Body: medium and lightly carbonated Parting thoughts: a nice easy drinking IPA. I could use more than a few more of these.

3.8
kambei70 (1037) - - JUN 8, 2017
Hazy golden amber with creamy white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, pine and grapefruit. Light heavy malty backbone. Starts sweet but finish crisp bitter with fairly long duration. lingering fruity notes. Light and juicy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
DavyK (132) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2017
Can fro Valhalla’s Goat. Sweet lemon and sherbet aroma, less of the deep hoppy notes I’d expect for this strength. Pours beautifully, fizzy and vibrant. Massive citrus and lemon-lime rind running through the palate.Maybe lacking something deep to offset that, if I’m being honest. Very nice, but it’s not weak and it’s not cheap...I was expecting a bit more.

3.8
orbit (60) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2017
Very nice IPA, definitely tasty and aromatic, it is somewhere between a normal and imperial, with a rich bouquet and flowery taste and smell. Fresh for the summer.

3.3
Beaver (1791) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2017
12 oz can, canned on 5/9/17. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is subdued - sweet soapy biscuit malts and slightly metallic hops.

The flavor is sweet fruity grainy malt with a fairly big piney resiny slightly ashy hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA that I liked a lot better on tap.

3.8
drjay44 (3682) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2017
12 oz. can. Canned on 05/04/17. Pours a medium, well retained off white head, with moderate lacing, over a hazy gold (SRM 5) body...... nose is light pine, citrus with orange tangerine tones, slight dankness with light allium, mild malts with bread, cracker, no esters, balance to the hops.......taste is lightly floral honey sweet, with light cracker, bread, from the malts, pine, citrus tones, moderate dankness, finishing with moderate bitterness, balance to the hops......mouth feel, medium body, slight alcohol warmth, carbonation makes an almost creamy mouthful. This is a very typical newer style IPA, with dominant hops, light malts, and moderate hop dankness. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7

4.7
cwill (90) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Enjoyed from a can. Huge citrus aromas. Taste is very juice and sweet with orange up front and malty backbone and a bitter hop finish. Excellent IPA.

3.6
rosskyle (689) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12oz can. Slight haze orange color with a white head. Tropical fruit and hops aroma. Tropical fruit bitter flavour. Medium body. High on the bitter side. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
ajnepple (6459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12 oz single can from Bottles & Bitters at Sloan’s Lake. Clear orange appearance with a beige head. Aroma of orange peel, juicy hops, citrus fruit and light tropical notes. Similar flavor, fresh and hoppy, adding moderate bitterness and balanced by a mild malt sweetness. Medium body with a just a touch of alcohol at the finish. Nice.

3.7
kwboogieboy (7) - - MAY 22, 2017 does not count
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