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RATINGS: 1702   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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4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mbrondt (11) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2016
Hamstrer den hver gang jeg er i Florida. Den er i top 2 over mine favorit IPA'er. Har også smagt den på Cigar Citys brewpub i Tampa fra fad. Himmelsk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (1333) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 1, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2016 Tap at Craft Beer Tuesday Kill The Keg. Pours almost clear yellow/orange. Beautiful grapefruit leading to a full body with a crisp carbonation. Juicy and intense, like a grapefruit syrup. Still highly drinkable, way too easy actually. A bomb.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PanMarek (301) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Clear dark amber (almost orange) pour with thick, slightly beige foam that lasts. Lots of grassy, floral hops in the nose with some strong caramel hops too. The taste is very strong with the floral and citrus hops dominating. Medium body and fizz. Long finish. Very well balanced with the malts that give it a long finish. I dont ordinarily care for strong IPAs, but this one is an exception. (January 2014)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phranq (84) - - OCT 28, 2016
Excelleny IPA. Aroma for me is less fruity more dank pine. Taste is very citrusy, crisp qnd finishes clean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9110) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2016
Sample at GABF 2016. Medium high fluffy white lasting head. Clear amber body. Sweet peach lemon aroma. Lemon peach flavor nicely hopped, low carbonation, long finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matty (371) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016
12 oz. can. Pours a hazy orange-gold color with 1.5 finger-thick off-white head. Aroma is citrus, almost orange-like. Medium-full body, the citrus hops take over with a bit of a malt background, sticky mouthfeel. Finish is very citrus-like. At 7.5%, Id think this was a DIPA rather than an IPA. Very good!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AssKicker (265) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - OCT 21, 2016
Belle couleur orange, pas tout fait limpide, bonne mousse digne de ce nom, fruits exotiques donf en terme de senteurs, super agrable ! En bouche cest un peu plus light par contre, a parat trs lger, comme une sensation de chantilly (dingue !), bien fruit, avec une amertume modre mais qui rappelle ce que doit tre une IPA. Trs chouette bire !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (962) - Kiel, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2016
Malty, Rich & Fruity. Americano Stuff mit Weinreferenzen. The Weisse Traube strikes back. Der funky Krutersmell und der scharf hopfige Fruchtabgang sorgen fr vielfltiges Trinkvergngen. Nur der Nachhall ist etwas zu aufdringlich malzstumpf und HOTalkoholisch. 0,2/50DKK bei MIKKELLER & FRIENDS in Kopenhagen. Fassware.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Satyroneto (330) - BRAZIL - OCT 18, 2016
Cor de ouro envelhecido, muito brilhante e cristalina; presena de um perlage muito intenso; espuma marfim de mdia formao e alta persistncia com excelente lacing. Aroma de caramelo torrado, ctrico de frutas amarelas (muita manga e limo) Sabor seguindo o aroma, muito caramelo torrado, alm de ctrico e leve dulor de manga, migrando para um final seco, efervescente e com um amargor pronunciado que d equilbrio a cerveja; retrogosto adstringente persistente com leve toque de doce de manga. Corpo mdio e alta carbonatao.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6253) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Couple ounces on draft at Dominion Wine & Beer poured into a Belgian snifter. Thanks Tyler/Alex! Have had this numerous times but forgot I never rated it. Hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, light floral. Tastes of citrus, floral, malt. Medium body with a dry finish. Really solid though its not quite as good as I remember it being in the past.


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