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RATINGS: 1807   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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3.6
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Hazy chunky honey color. Frothy head with a nice lace. Aroma is spicy orange citrus with floral notes. Flavor is a nice tea citrus hop. Medium body. Pretty decent.

4.3
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2013
This is a solid pale ale with the appearance of hazy dark gold with a 1 finger white head. Aroma was incredible which hits you up front with orange zest and lemon followed by some buttering hops. Taste is a little more mellow on the orange zest and hits you more in the middle with lemon and grapefruit. On the finish you get a nice bitterness which lingers. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth with soft carbonation. Wish I could get this regularly.

4.1
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Thanks to Momar42 for the can! 12 oz can poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours a hazy golden copper color with a lot of sediment floating around. The head is a two finger white color. I love its thick texture, and how it leaves impressive lacing down the glass as it recedes. S: Right off the bat, the nose is slammed with tons of grapefruit, mango, lychee, papaya, and guava. It’s a bit catty as well, but the Simcoe hops used here give of an excellent tropical vibe. As it sits in the glass, the malt profile comes through more strongly, with notes of biscuit and caramel. T: A moderate level of tropical fruit flavors appear on the palate initially. This is soon replaced by a midtaste and finish comprised of grapefruit peel, herbs, biscuit, and caramel maltiness. Simcoe comes across as a very ’sweet’ hop to me, but these guys have done a great job extracting all the nuances out of the hops without any bitterness. I really like the hop complexity here. My only complaint is that it’s a hair too sweet for me. M: A bit on the heavy side for my tastes. Personally, I prefer a drier, lighter IPA (see: Troegs Perpetual IPA), but the wet finish manages to be lush rather than slimy. Some hop resins linger quite well without providing any bitterness. Personal preferences aside, this is how you execute the mouthfeel of a sweet IPA, plain and simple. O: Damn this is really good. Despite all my nitpicks, I’m really loving this one. A fantastic choice for those who want an IPA without any unpleasant bitterness.

4.3
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours amber with a little haze. Tastes of citrus and malt. It's a solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours light amber with average light head. Unfiltered ipa with strong floral scent. Amazing beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
From can, courtesy of dpjuart. Super fresh hop aroma. Fruity and floral with apricot and orange blossom. Sweet and luscious. Brilliant amber hazy with thin foamy lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts medium sweet and malty with caramel and light fruity character. Apricot and pear. Floral fresh hops with light smooth bitterness. Sweet, smooth after and no harsh bitterness. Tasty.

4.1
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 Pours dark yellow/ orange with nice finger of foam. Smells nice resin smell, tastes nice and bitter with balanced sweetness.

4.1
conlepa1 (72) - Chillicothe, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Shared with GranvilleTim. Pours orange and slightly cloudy. Very citrusy aroma. Smells like a bag of oranges and grapefruit. Sweet and floral. Hoppy finish. I really like this ipa.

3.6
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
25 jan 2013, can. Light gold, faintly cloudy. Nose is sweet bready malt and sweet white grape. Thin/med body and faintly fizzy. Nice white grape and slight golden ale malt. Decent n ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
wlajwl (6812) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Aroma is pine, citrus, spices and a hint of nuttiness. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, fruit, spices, slightly nutty malts and a dry and bitter finish.


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