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RATINGS: 1766   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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Decent aroma and appearance with a strong hoppy taste and pleasant aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Muddy orange with good, creamy, off-white head / Rich nose of citrus, cut pine, caramel, and candied sugar / Medium to full body, malty and somewhat sweet, chewy, big hop bite with bitter finish / Big flavors of grapefruit, cut pine, caramel, lime, orange, and grain spice / Pretty much a double ipa, in body and alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2521) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
October 18, 2012 tap at Hammerheads. Golden orange pour with some head and lacing. Weak citrus hop aroma. Taste seemed to be more pine than citrus hop and a touch of caramel sweetness. Medium bodied and a very mild bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a off white head. Aroma is pine, orange, and pineapple. Flavor upfront is pine and tropical fruits with a sweet malty backbone primarily caramel. There is a bit of a spiciness coming in as well. On the palate the beer comes in with a great combination of a bitterness bite and a sweetness from the malt. Carbonation adds a bite too.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (1162) - - OCT 18, 2012
Tap at Rossis. Dark amber, off-white head. Nose is past-ripe tropical fruits, caramel, hop resin. Taste is mango, pineapple, and sweet malts. The malts are definitely not forgotten here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (8925) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Clear dark gold/copper with a thin ring of white head around the edge of the glass. Pungent hoppy resinous aroma of pine, grapefruit, fresh flowers, sticky hop resin, and a sweet citrusy caramel backbone. The flavor is big and bold and full with plenty of hoppy citrusy resinous goodness, moderate-to-strong bitterness, with a reassuring caramel sweetness to finish off with a kiss of grassy hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (2042) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 Dank pine and resin hops and bitter hoppy finish. Good pick for the hop heads. >>rerate...bumping up a bit. From can this time oddly enough, but really great tropical fruit bubble gum flavors I like that are pretty unique and that I dont recall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours hazy yellow with almost no head. Nice floral hop aroma. Very pleasant. Bitter but smooth. Really delicious. Served at 2012 GABF

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2012
12 oz can into a shaped pint glass. First Run, October 04, 2012 making it one week old. Thanks to robinsmv for the cans!!! A - Clear dark amber body. Super dense off white head with sticky lacing and lasting retention. Right up there appearance wise with the best of them. S - Dank and resinous hops with some pine and light tropical notes. Just a touch of onions. Caramel heavy malts balance the beer out. T - Dank hops initially with a creamy resinous pine flavor. The finish is fresh grapefruit and caramel malts. The citrus on the end really works well off of the huge dank hops. Bitterness is lasting but moderate. Balance, balance, balance! Mouth feel is slick and syrupy. O - Very well made IPA. Great balance between the caramel malts and dank and grapefruit hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2012
On tap at the ginger man. Pours a clear light brown with medium head aroma is peach and grapefruit. Hoppy. Taste is similar. Nice malt upfront and bitter but not too bitter finish. Very tasty beer


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