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RATINGS: 1727   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bconch (388) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrik (675) - - JUL 31, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2013 Perfectly balanced beer. Very nice carbonated. very well done IPA hurray Cigar City.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (482) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle from Florida. Great hop nose and smooth pour. Great amber color and medium body. An awesome ipa and really more of an imperial ipa. Definitely get again. ---Rated via my mouth

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5956) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Orange pour with white head. Aroma is dominated by citrus with a caramel malt kicker. Flavor is a light sweet start with a nice citrus hoppiness following. A good bitter finish. Nice balance. Good beer to say the least.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 28, 2012
An exceptional IPA. Good balance of hops and malts. Some citrus and tangy grapefruit. A bit of grass. Nice bready body and a great appearance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1897) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 Draft This was tasted at Kickbacks just a short distance from the brewery. This is one of the better IPAs I have had from a local brewer. It was so smooth yet had a fullness that makes this a joy to drink. Not much of a head and was a lighter amber color. Carbonation was average with a warm bitterness that you only get with a good IPA. Finish was very smooth with a nice finishing bitterness. I hope to visit this brewery on future trips. This was enjoyed again at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami. An excellent IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Boatdrinks (10) - - JUL 27, 2012
Was lucky enough to take a trip to Tampa bay and found this beer on a recommendation at their brewery probably one of the best IPAs I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
pours a golden brown with a nice head that retained nicely. Smelled of a good amount of citrus, cedar wood and a light malt backbone. Tastes a bitter hop pine flavor little citrus and slight malt presence. Not as complex as I would like but a solid beer indeed. Medium bodied and decent carbonation, very refreshing and good mouthfeel. Overall, a very good IPA but nothing crazy. I would have liked more tropical fruit and floral presence. But that is just me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Cloudy off orange pour. With a thick off white head and good lacing. Big citrus aroma grapefruit a touch of white pepper a hint of sweeter fruits. Good full palate. Flavor is nicely lightly bitter some tropical fruits and grapefruit a hint if orange zest and a sweet malty finish. This is a damn good IPA.


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