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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3625) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
A: Light copper hue, decent head, spotty lacing S: The expected citrus and floral, though not a very strong presence of either. T: Again, the usual citrus, floral, hop bouquet, but too subdued for my liking. There is a noticeable bitter kick in the finish. I would prefer a gentler finish, even in a bold IPA or DIPA. M: Very fresh and great carbonation. This growler was only a few days old. D: This is certainly drinkable and enjoyable, and Id have it again. Jai Alai would be a good choice for a football game, playing darts, or whatever you prefer. I wouldnt seek it out or trade for it, now that Ive had the opportunity to try it. It lacked any special or unique qualities, and didnt make up for it by being incredibly smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pours dark gold with a firm head and some nice lacing. Theres a nice malt backbone that supports the floral hop presence. Drinks rather easy. Very tasty and refreshing.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerDeltaBravo (53) - Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2012
ours a breathtaking light brown with a two-finger head. Excellent lacing. Lovely flowery aroma, with just a hint of cola and rosewater. Intense fruity palate, maybe a little strawberry and apple. Thick and chewy mouthfeel and long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with a low head. Aroma is malts and lots of fruits. Flavour is malts, fruits, alcohol and hops. Good balance. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
This is one of my favorites. Nice bright Hoppy flavor that finishes clean. Nearly perfect in my opinion but I dunno what perfect is.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4392) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with a low head. Aroma is malts and lots of fruits. Flavour is malts, fruits, alcohol and hops. Good balance. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brown2cu (14) - Cincinnati, - JUN 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 Pleasant aroma of caramel malt and citrusy hops--perhaps a tad catty as well. The beer pours a nice cloudy bloody orange. The taste is much the same as the aroma; hints of specialty malt and catty hops.the palate was smooth and creamy. Overall though, i was underwhelmed by this beer and found it average. P.S. This beer on tap easily deserves a much higher rating. The hops are much more assertive and complex.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3589) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2012
12fl. oz. Orangish colour with a creamy, frothy, dense, perfect lacing and nice lacing off-white head. Aroma is slightly frersh and hoppy with citrus notes. Flavour has citrus and slightly pine hints, dense on palate and with a final with a decent bitterness. Carbonation is low to medium. Body is medium to high. Texture is creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
From 12oz bottle. Golden color with creamy white head. Aroma is some citrus and hops. Taste is slight citrus, a fair amount of bitterness and some hay/straw. This is a decent IPA, but far from my favorite in this style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2012
12oz bottle from Herchick poured into a shaker. Rating number 800 Thanks Bob! Pours a clear dark orange with about a finger of white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is medium bitter. Pine, citrus and tobacco. Full bodied with a sticky yet oily texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, I really like this beer. Thanks for sending me two bottles Bob, I cant wait for the second!


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