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RATINGS: 1759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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
saradyan (6) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2012 does not count
Cloudy, amberish orange in color. Citrusy grapefruit flavor.Quite deliciousy hoppy. :-) Other descriptors: floral, citrus, and jasmine.

4.1
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange color with a sediment floating, probably didn’t pour it right from the can. Nice lingering head that lacing on the glass though. Fruity and hoppy aroma, oranges, pineapple, and other tropical fruit with a touch of floral and pine hops too. Taste is very nice, packed with juicy fruit and a moderate bitterness. Finish has the same flavors come through. Thicker body than most IPA’a and fairly oily mouthfeel. Very nice IPA.

4.1
jaross (28) - - DEC 23, 2012
Nice thick head. Poured from a can in a pint glass. Great hazy deep orange. Sweet Slight barley flavor rounds into hops, hops and more hops! Aftertaste is bitter hops at the back of the tung and lingers. Good ipa. Nose is fruity ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
radarsock (1203) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Why does there have to be four thousand variations of this?The one irritating thing about Cigar City, is that they just have to brew as many versions of a beer as the Bible. Makes it a little flustering to find on the database. Pours a rusty orange copper golden with a frothy, sudsy whitish head two to three fingers in length. Tastes and smells of candied citrus, pine needles, canned pineapple, sweet malts, yeast, and plastic. Not too "hop-forward", if you ask me, but there’s come lingerings of hops by swallow.

4.1
cfrancis (3474) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
Pours cloudy orange amber with thin white foam and unfiltered hop residue. Aroma is orange and grapefruit hops. Taste is a smooth orange and mango hop bitterness and great malt balance.

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richardgay100 (6) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012 does not count
Completely drinkable, not hoppy IPA. Sweet citrusy flavor, would suit a summertime Florida beach session better than a monster hop IPA. Pours dark orange with yellow head. Aromas of mangos and lime. I ordered my second one as soon as I tried it.

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Terminus (3689) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle-sampled at Abraxas in Miami, Fl Dec 2012-pours orange hue with a small soapy white head. nose is very woody, lite citrus fruits (pineapple, orange, mango) with some very lite pine. flavors are mostly citric with lite bitterness-i was expecting alot more bitterness here but it wasnt there. long citric finish. overall, this isnt the best ipa out there, but its very well balanced, tasty and refreshing. I would like to try this again.

3.3
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
im not a huge IPA person, but i love the citrus-y grapefruit like notes of this one, not much of the pine-y flavors. very nice.

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portableparty (2362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2012
12 oz. can. Pours hazy bright orange with a large sudsy foamy off white that fades to a soapy film and lacing. Aroma is bright floral pine and solid malt backing the hops. Taste is bitter bright resinous and pine pineapple and mango with a solid malt mix. Palate is medium and drying. Very solid and amazing! Big thanks Jason, great in person trade here in Disney!

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rejtable (2767) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
Pours orange with some floaties. Nice white foamy head and some lacing. Aromas of pine, some citrus, some resin with a tiny hint of malt in the background for balance. Taste is very light sweet and lots of good bitterness. Body is medium to light with medium carbonation.


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