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RATINGS: 1767   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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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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PrattBenjamin (32) - - OCT 9, 2012
Draft. Top Hops. Pours a hazy orange/straw color. Nice light color head with plenty of lacing. This IPA is more on the resin/pine side of things than citrus or herb. Big hop bouquet aroma. Beer itself is quite dry and texturally not huge. Lingering pine finish. pretty nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in a FFF Anniversary pint glass. A: Pours a clear golden straw with amber highlights in the body. A thin white head forms on the pour and subsides to a thin film that leaves nice sticky lace down the glass. S: Lots of fruits, mainly tropical, with a mango pulp sticking out in the forefront. Some light bitterness as well. T: The mango heavy body from the nose is much more subdued in the taste. Good combination of citrus fruits and nice sweet malt body. Slight alcohol taste is present. M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation and lingering bitter hop on the palate. O: This was a nice beer, but nothing stood out. The mango pulp body in the nose was different than any other IPA Ive tasted. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-01-2012

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 One of the best aromas Ive encountered for an IPA. Piney and citrus, with a nice sweetness balanced in the bitter hops. Golden in color. Making my top list of single IPAs. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kimbo419 (19) - - SEP 28, 2012
Shared a 12oz bottle (thanks again Donny). Strong citrus aroma, light in color with good clarity. Minimal white head. Good amount of hops in the taste, but not aggressively bitter. Could use a little more malt background. Dry finish. Overall a solid IPA, I would definitely try it again.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
12oz bottle share, Thanks, Donny! The aroma is of a good ipa. A little sweetness comes through along with the hops, though. The appearance is hazy bronze with little head. The taste is hoppy, but with a solid malt backbone that gives this beer more depth. The palate is ok, but the aftertaste is a little off putting, sour, I guess. Overall, I find this to be a good ipa for myself, cause as I do respect ipas, they are not my favorite. Worth a try.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2012
First of all, I dont know how fresh this one is, but I doubt its more than a couple months. The aroma is pretty low, but I get some sweet maltiness followed by some sweet and resin hop aroma. The taste is sweeter than I expected, possibly honey malt, followed by hop bitterness, pine and resin. The hop profile is really well balanced, but its a bit too sweet for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve_boro (26) - - SEP 22, 2012
A solid, well-rounded IPA. It starts with a nice citrus aroma, continues with a little bit of malt flavor, and finishes with a light hop sweetness of grapefruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a hazy copper orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white rocky head that had great retention, lasting throughout and producing excellent sheets of lacing. The aroma was mildly sweet with a grain malt, floral and herbal hops and a sweet yeast with notes of citrus (orange), caramel, pineapple and mango. The taste was a bit malty sweet with a slight bitter undertone and a hint of caramel and a mild fruit ester early on, but became very hoppy with a bitter citrus peel finish. The flavor lingered for a good long while following consumption, being mostly of a bitter citrus taste. Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body and dry in texture with a moderate carbonation. Overall a well rounded IPA, nice and bitter yet sweet and fruity...

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (541) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Cloudy light copper/golden pour from bottle. Caramel nose. Taste is well-balanced, resin bitterness in the front followed by a gentle wave of caramel and grain. Not a fan of the aroma but the flavor is pleasing.


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