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RATINGS: 1728   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (3785) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 23, 2012
Bottle. Hops aromas. Amber to orange color, hazy. Develops nice white head and good lace. On mouth tastes bitter, with some hints of spices and citrus. Long dry finish. Really good IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 6/18/09. The last of the growlers sent by my man, Kiefdog. Huge thanks, Kevin. I am lovin CC... Pours a deep copper gold that is crystal clear. Light bubbles rising through. Huge billowy off-white head on top. Retention is great, and it leave a moderate amount of lacing. The scent on this is wonderful. I wish my whole house could smell as sweet and citrusy as this. Huge floral tones all jiving with orange zest, pineapple, grapefruit, and finishes with a touch of alcohol burn in the nostrils. Wonderful. The mouth on this is a little thin though. Its slick and wet. All of the carbonation must have gone to the head, because this isnt as crisp as I expected, or would have liked. Sharp spicy bitterness greets me on the first few sips. This is bumped out of the way by a mellow lemony-orange-dipped-in-caramel sweetness that is very satisfying. This brew warms me like no other, and its 94 degrees outside. Alcohol makes its presence known in warming attitude, and slight buzz. Excellent. This is a stellar standard IPA that I wish I could get often and always. Thanks again, Kevin. Drink some more for me...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5343) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pours a nice clear dark golden with a decent off-white head. Aroma is strongly hoppy with an undertone of grapefruit and a hint of orange. Hoppy flavor has grapefruit and fresh-cut pine wood tones, not overly bitter, and a hint of Mandarin orange. Lively texture has firm body and good fizz. A good, if not outstanding, IPA, worth a try if you like this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (8431) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 20, 2012
Bottle from BrewDog webshop.Pours almost clear dark golden with a big frothy white head. Aroma of pine, peach and even som grapes. Taste is good crisp hops, the malty body lying underneath, cant outshine the hops here, lots of dry and bitter hops, grapefruit and fruity pine. Interesting and almost full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (5034) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 19, 2012
This bottle was courtesy of Darren at The Local Beer Bar in Eureka, CA., Pours hazy dark copper with an off-white head and moderate lacing. Nose is malt and hops, with some citrus aroma. Medium n body. Slick mouthfeel. Flavor is citrus and floral hops on caramel malt base. Finish is dry and bitter. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DHHaven (8) - New York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2012 does not count
Pours a hazy golden orange, great color. Sweet aroma, but its on the weak side. The taste is subtle and sweet, without a great deal of bitterness. In fact, not enough bitterness for my taste. The finish is exceptionally smooth though. The palate is very soft without any hint of bite. Its a very fresh and smooth IPA, but I could do with a little more bite, ect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uncben87 (68) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - APR 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 From bottle into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange copper with a frothy off white head. Smells of citrus hops and caramel malts. Tastes of the citrus hops with a clean bitter finish, very refreshing. Overall a solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
h2o4u2 (11) - jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
This is a great all around IPA. ,,................................................

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9943) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Nice orange pour with a white head. Nose is grapefruit and caramel. Medium to full palate. Taste is assertive citrus hop with good strong caramel backing. Great brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2012
Cask with peach. Orange tint. Peach upfront with bitterness to finish. Medium body. Awesome lacing. Head vanishes. Peach aroma throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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