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RATINGS: 1807   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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4.4
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 (1226) - 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 (96) - 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 (1138) - 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 (2460) - 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 (82) - 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%.

3.8
seth_lfod (329) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Poured from can into Lawson?s tulip. Thanks Sims! Slight hazy orange color with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly. Very floral, orange, grapefruit, and passion fruit scents... little butterscotch in there too. Like heady topper the aroma is better when in the can. Taste is very tropical orange and grapefruit and a little caramel malt. Not very hop forward but you do get a bit a bitterness mixed in. Very tasty and easy to drink, could easily crush a bunch of these on a hit summers day, but may pay for it with the 7.5% abv.

4.7
DoublEE (781) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Excellent; the brew is so hoppy and rich. The initial impressions are of a floral and evergreen bitterness melded with a rich and astringent base. The flavors evolve into a very dank and herbal-resiny taste, very earthy, segueing into pine-juniper-evergreen with some grapefruit too. The finish is extremely long and goes from pine to cigar box cedar and grapefruit rind, and it lingers on for quite a duration. This brew is a trip around the hop palette, with so many flavors, delicate and strong, sublimely balanced.

3.9
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
CAN and served in my GI IPA tulip, danke Herr Hopscotch: Pours a deep golden hue with an okay head and lace. The aroma as a nice tropical and PNW character, mango, grapefruit, blood orange, piney resin and a touch of dankness over a layer of 2-row bready and aromatic malts. There is even a hint of oak and earthy notes to the base beer. The taste is juicy yet not over the top with bitterness. Nice balance of pale and caramel malts, a tad salty too. The mouth feel is very refreshing, dry but not bone dry.

4
Ataraxia (587) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Golden orange pour with a frothy white head. Grapefruit, mango, citrus, and bread malt. Taste is mild hops, balancing well with the fruit aroma. Crisp, low carbonation, light finish.


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