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RATINGS: 1764   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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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Dockurty (20) - Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2017
2017-07-03 great aroma. A good solid ipa with a strong hop punch but mild palate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Dacrza (1008) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
DATE: July 1, 2017... OCCASION: chilling with Jer after Spikes game with a Liqour Factory growler ($5 off--criminal!)... GLASSWARE: Hopshop 20 oz. pint... with a golden amber body that forms a triple-fingered head of white foam that craters slowly, its creamy body substantial and lasting... mango, grapefruit, the classic citric aromas associated with an IPA (lemon, orange peel, resin)... pepper and other spices suggest a round, full profile... smooth, textured sips whose body belies its 7.5% ABV... a comfortable finish lasts between sips... the resin and tropical fruits build a lively, engaging taste that is at home and encouraging of its next sip... bitterness is short-lived... more than six years after the party began, I finally experience CC’s JA’s greatness, a balancing act of malts and hops that delivers a nuanced, flavorful IPA...

3.7
BrewsCruisen (3) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2017 does not count
One of my favorites from one of my favorite breweries. Pleasant aroma Nice hop, excellent flavor.

3.6
wojanex (285) - warszawa, POLAND - JUN 24, 2017
pomarańczowa (w barwie) alternatywa dla kalifornijskich klasyków, bardzo tradycyjne amerykańskie ipa, nie ma tu cytrusowego szału, są wyczuwalne słody ale i goryczka. to jest pozycja kanoniczna, ale nieco zbyt zachowawcza dla nowoczesnych beer geeków.

3.8
Soupoftoday (85) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2017
Very tasty and balanced IPA. Pretty classic grapefruit and pine hop profile with clean and dry finish. Can’t find any faults in this beer. Hides abv well. Satisfying. If I was going to be hyper critical I would say it lacks that next level ’wow factor’ of an exceptional beer and tastes like many other fine american IPAs.

4.1
Beerandhockey8 (415) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Vfrom 12oz can to snifter. Pour is a nice orange, thin white head. Nose is huge hops, resin, piney. Taste is bitter, medium bodied. Finishes watery on the mouth. Heard about this beer for a long time, did not disappoint.

3.5
cilvekspagaisu (38) - - JUN 20, 2017
Nemts no bundzzas cellee. Garssaa patiikams kremiigums kas labi iet kopaa ar apinnu ruugtumu.

3.4
Hop_Hedonist (614) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2017
Can - middle of the road pale ale - alcohol invisible - good balance - not bad.... just boring.

4.1
rkwhitehouse (11) - - JUN 17, 2017
Pops liquor store. $11.99 June 2017 recommended by Jason and Mirinda. Cheaper at mcscrooges ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
justkoehn (165) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Minor head and lacing. Cloudy straw appearance. Fresh hop aroma. Sits lightly on the tongue. Solid basic IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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