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RATINGS: 1759   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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3.6
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 (6867) - 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.

3.4
Pyrmir (6126) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2013
600 ml bottle. Aroma of cedar, lots of hops and malt. Also notes of grapefruit in the flavor. Cedar flavor is strong.

3.9
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Thanks to a generous share by Phil/Conlepa1. Orangish pour with a white head. Aroma is spicy hops. Taste is spicy, not overbearing, nice malt backbone, with some citrus in the finish. A fine tasting beer.

4.4
joesf35 (77) - Margate, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours light orange with an off white head. High carbonation. Citrus aroma, estery, slight salt on the palate brings out the flavor.

3.9
llcooldave (1218) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Pours an orange honey color in the glass. Gorgeous aroma of herbs, citrus, pine and fresh cut grass. More citrus rind in the flavor with a decent toasty malt backbone to support it. Overall, a pleasure to drink.

4.2
Docavey (79) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Enjoyed this beer on tap in the airport in Tampa. Cloudy, with a good head and a strong hoppy flavor balanced by strong alcohol, good body and creamy mouth feel. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
matthewjk (1102) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
12oz pour - Oh yeah, this is what I’m talking about. Falls on the sweet side of IPAs. Texture and body are just spot on. Excellent showing.

3.9
arkurzynski (2446) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Canned variety thanks to beernads! Slightly hazy orange pour with slightly off-white head. Aroma is a nice caramel/graham cracker malt backbone with moderate pine, grapefruit, and mango/peach. Flavor is a very pleasant pine bitterness with tropical fruit, mango, pear, peach, grapefruit, and matching caramel malt. Medium road palate and undeniably drinkable.

3.9
Zeeben (36) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Out of the can, so no apearance or head commentary. The aroma from the can is warm caramel notes with some soft citrus. Its a very soft bready mouthfeel. The hops flow through the beer subtly light citrus. The finish has a nice bite, no alcohol warmth even with the 7%.


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