RATINGS: 1779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Thanks to Momar42 for the can! 12 oz can poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours a hazy golden copper color with a lot of sediment floating around. The head is a two finger white color. I love its thick texture, and how it leaves impressive lacing down the glass as it recedes. S: Right off the bat, the nose is slammed with tons of grapefruit, mango, lychee, papaya, and guava. Its a bit catty as well, but the Simcoe hops used here give of an excellent tropical vibe. As it sits in the glass, the malt profile comes through more strongly, with notes of biscuit and caramel. T: A moderate level of tropical fruit flavors appear on the palate initially. This is soon replaced by a midtaste and finish comprised of grapefruit peel, herbs, biscuit, and caramel maltiness. Simcoe comes across as a very sweet hop to me, but these guys have done a great job extracting all the nuances out of the hops without any bitterness. I really like the hop complexity here. My only complaint is that its a hair too sweet for me. M: A bit on the heavy side for my tastes. Personally, I prefer a drier, lighter IPA (see: Troegs Perpetual IPA), but the wet finish manages to be lush rather than slimy. Some hop resins linger quite well without providing any bitterness. Personal preferences aside, this is how you execute the mouthfeel of a sweet IPA, plain and simple. O: Damn this is really good. Despite all my nitpicks, Im really loving this one. A fantastic choice for those who want an IPA without any unpleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kwboogieboy (7) - - MAY 22, 2017 does not count
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2977) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Golden color with a white head. A strong aroma of orange, orange peel, and lemons with some pine. The flavor is quite bitter with just enough malt presence to keep it from being hop juice. Overall great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobarts (185) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Can at unibar. Taste very good. Lots of taste. Fruit and flowers. Great color. Low to medium bitter update on the way

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UncleKorm (1290) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2017
On tap, poured a hazy golden hue w/ large foamy white head and sticky lacing. Bold floral hop aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are grapefruit, pine, and light tropical citrus notes. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MavDunk (91) - - MAY 14, 2017
On tap at Tampa International. Pours hazy yellow with white head that fades leaving lacing. Scent is hops and citrus. The taste is the same with a healthy amount of citrus in the taste. Mouthfeel is crisp. Aftertaste is dry but no more so than the average IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
raybo8 (1) - Palm Coast, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
Best IPA Ive had lately. Up there with Southern Tier!!! Barkeep at Beaches in Vilano Beach recommended it to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2017
Canette de 12 oz partage lors dune dgustation entre amis. Arme: Odeur de fruits tropicaux avec une pointe de pin. Apparence: La couleur est orange lgrement voile avec une trs faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got dhoublons rsineux et de fruits tropicaux avec une pointe de litchi. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Prsence dhoublon rsineux en arrire got. (Rating #7667)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
toscanoigor (241) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - MAY 8, 2017
Da lata. Cerveja acobreada, com creme de boa formao. mdia durao, e um "lacing" espesso. Aroma de frutas tropicais (lichia, tangerina, laranja), pinho, leve floral. Sabor com boa base de malte, ctrico e frutado, com dulor e amargor bem equilibrados. Final com amargor leve, de mdia durao, seco. Muito refrescante, sem muito harsh, belssima IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juggernaut84 (272) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2017
Ein tolles und absolut Stiltypisches IPA, Orange mit feinem Schaum, lig liegts im Glas. In der Nase ist es sehr voll, fruchtig und harzig, Grapefruit, Pinie, Annanas. Das Mundgefhl ist weich.Der Geschmack sehr rund fruchtig und nicht zu trocken. Die Bittere ist moderat aber nicht strend. Ein sehr rundes IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theprof (880) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Can. Aroma is tropical in abundance with lychees, pineapple and mandarin somewhere in there. It pours a hazy orange and if you follow the can instructions you even a broken lace top . Taste has sufficient malts to offset the hoppy splendor but it remains an IPA of distinction, even if modern shipping places it in a can.

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