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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17941) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
Tap at the Cask, Pimlico - 14/05/12. Clear dark gold with a medium off-white head. Citrus, tropical hop notes, not the hoppiest aroma Ive come across but pleasant on the nose. Tropical fruits dominate the taste - mango, grapedfruit, orange with a sweet malt backbone. Slick tasting medium bodied IPA with a subtle bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Flaska kpt p plats i Tampa. Enorm humledoft. Grapefrukt? Ngn tropisk frukt? Mkt humle!! Typisk amerkansk IPA med mkt lng eftersmak.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Thanks to crosamich for this IPA! Pours pure orange. Mango aroma. Spicy with bit of cantelope and a lasting piney finish. Assertive but not too harsh.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BuckyBazoo (31) - Holiday, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Very bitter initial palate. Doesn't finish very well either. Granted, it's an IPA, but still, quite "old world" compared to many others. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
Tap, cafe tu tu tango, Orlando. One of my favourite US IPAs. Beautiful fresh hoppy resinous nose, loads of mango in the mouth and other tropical fruits. Got better with everu mouthful. Moreish, lingering aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Grapefruit, fruity aromas. Finish is slightly green, bit fruity and some resin. Sweet in the body, nice mouthfeel, a bit dry in the finish. Great IPA, though I have noticed some variability.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle. Solid IPA with some fruity and floral aromas. Nice color, good finish. Not an overly strong taste but good and easy to drink and enjoy. Recommend as an option.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (12006) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours hazy orange with a thick off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus, pine and resin. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Oily mouthfeel, medium body and soft carbonation. A really good and slightly underrated IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bconch (387) - - AUG 2, 2012
Taken from old notes. Typical IPA nose and pour. Taste is very well balanced with some resinous pine. Nice bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
This is a huge hoppy IPA and very nice indeed. Big fruity nose and the taste delivers just as well, good medium mouthfeel, nice carbonation. excellent.


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