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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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2.7
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2013
Can 4/3/13. Hazy copper color with a white quickly disappearing head. Initial aroma reminds me of 2-hearted with a peach like quality but this is gone almost immediately and the citrus comes out. It is well balanced not particularly bitter yet it tastes good just not a great finish or very memorable. Average.

2.5
crajun (1275) - , Texas, USA - APR 16, 2013
much lower rating than most maybe this can was old? can rec’d in trade. I got little to no aroma; nice hazy orange pour. I got ZERO citrus flavor like most have mentioned - straight to hops with no balance. would like to try again to see if this was just a bad can??

4.2
dinkle50 (1583) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2013
Hazy orange to golden pour. Single finger head. Big time flower and hop aroma. Lots of citrus. Taste is flowery and hoppy. Citrus with a sweet backbone. Very refreshing and super easy to drink. Medium body.

4.5
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
From a can. Aroma is a nice piney citrusy scent. Taste is also hop forward, the pine is very prevalent, I also get grapefruit and citrus. The malt is very suddley caramelly. Overall a very great ipa. Florida is lucky to have this quality beer.

4.1
Berta4519 (27) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
Citrusy but mostly tropical fruit. Juicy body. What a wonderful east coast IPA!

3.7
wolffish (661) - Saint-Donat, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
Plutôt surprenante la petite canette verte!! Je la trouve parfaite en regardant le Masters. Un peu décevante au moment de la verser mais assurément un produit que je tenterai de déguster à nouveau.

3.8
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
Poured from a two week old can: hazy orange amber with a thin head. Nose of light caramel and tropical fruit. Taste is sweet begining with some mango. Midstream the bitterness cuts into the dance. Finish is slightly dry. I do enjoy this but wish it had a bit more IBUs... Then it would be fantastic.

4.1
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2013
On tap at Tap 42 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Pours a golden pumpkin colored hue. Smells very citrus with some warmer tones. Taste is very interesting. Full of body and rather sweet for an IPA. Has a warm texture to it, actually reminding me of cigar/tobacco leaves. A very refreshing IPA and definitely backs up the CCB hype!

3.7
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2013
Can from trade with Tricyclist. Pours medium golden, average head, nice fruity aroma. Flavor tends to lean toward the malt side the things, which is very surprising, with hop bitterness and fruit flavor notes backing things up. This is a sweet IPA, maybe the sweetest I’ve had, with hop bitterness and flavor in the background. This is good, but as one person sharing it noted, "it’s like fruit juice". Great to have tried my first CCB brew. Thanks, Matthew.

4.3
DocJitsu (2060) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
Pours a hazy, orange-golden color with an antique white, foamy head. It is a beautiful color. Aromas of clean, unobtrusive grapefruit and lemon esters and natural pine. The mouthfeel is among the best I’ve ever experienced in the style. Full, oily--but not coating--with just a hint of scrubbing around the surface and edges of the tongue. The mouthfeel does an excellent job delivering the flavors of a spectrum of citrus esters and pine tree resin. There might be a bit of ginger in there too. This is a very well-done IPA.


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