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RATINGS: 1762   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4601) - 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 (3697) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (4510) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2012
Bottled. Pours a hazy, deep golden with a small off- white head. Fair lacing. Nose of citruspeel and grapefruit. Sweet flavor with citric fruit, caramel and piney notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Quite dry finish with a fresh bitterness. An awesome brew

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle from drowland. Tubular! Pours a rich cheddar ortange with a nose of grapefruit and pine. Flavor is a bready lemon grapefruit with a light rose finish. Nice oily mouthfeel. Good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1806) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Pours a cloudy bright orange with a lasting white head. Aroma is pine, fresh cut grass, and citrus zest. Taste is pine and grapefruit. Creamy texture. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 Glad to finally try a Cigar City brew. I even got to buy it while in Florida and not have to trade! A much sweeter IPA than I was expecting but I really enjoyed that change! Light hop nose with some real nice subtly IPA flavors. **Got some fresh in a trade.... Rating stands. Brings me back to the beach on my wedding week in Florida!**

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooter520 (185) - - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: clear golden orange with some white head dissipating fairly quickly. Aroma: pineapple, grapefruit, pine, sugary banana(?). Taste: big grassy piney hops throughout with citrus grapefruit middle ending nice piney bitter and again a little banana(like dried sugared banana chips?). Mouthfeel: smooth with medium carb. dry finish. Overall: really outstanding beer. Love the heavy bitterness that is cut with the citrus fruitiness. Sweet banana-ish maltiness (which is throwing me off in a good way) balances everything. Top notch! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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