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RATINGS: 1770   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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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4.7
Dbree22 (11) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Awesome IPA. One of my favorites since moving to Tampa. Tried the can for the first time tonight and its better then bottled. I highly recommend this beer

3.1
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours a light orange color with a slight floral aroma. Taste is a bit hoppy with a good smooth finish. A mild citrus flavor especially withthe aftertaste. A clean tasting beer I had the opportunity to enjoy on a rainy night in Florida.

3.8
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
This has a classic strong IPA taste, with very little aftertaste. It’s good, but doesn’t stand out in any particular way.

2.4
Pershing (573) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with lots of particles floating around near the bottom. May be hop particles or yeast. Not very attractive. Decent size head that dissolves quickly. Aroma of Citrus and Pine. Thin watery fill with a good amount of hop bitterness. Sweet sticky finish with residue. I’m still trying to comprehend how this beer is rated so high. Below average IPA.

2.9
killmongo (3) - - DEC 27, 2012 does not count
Very nice color with thick, stable head. Looks very pleasing in the glass. The hops impart a prominent grapefruit flavor. Mouthfeel is thin and a bit too watery.

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 (1207) - 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 (3535) - 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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