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RATINGS: 1704   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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Hiero's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
This has a classic strong IPA taste, with very little aftertaste. Its good, but doesnt stand out in any particular way.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toomio (536) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Kyllikkibaarin aatelia. Pirun hyv. Tytelinen vaikka tlkki antaa olettaa ihan muuta.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbonde (324) - DENMARK - DEC 4, 2016
From tap at hotel in Orlando. (From notes). Pours hazy dark golden orange with a finger of off white head. Clear, strong aroma of citrussy hop, but also with some malt coming through. Taste very citrussy. Orange, grapefruit, even lime comes through, but nicely balanced by caramel? malts. A little sweetness int there. Medium body with a long, hop bitter, but nice aftertaste. Good stuffe. Would definitely go for it again. Lots of well balanced, though hoppy, taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4137) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Draft many times on the Disney Wonder November 2015. Nose is mango, papaya, tobacco, and light bubblegum. Lightly hazy yellow orange with a big heavy lacing off white head. Flavor is tropical fruity with light bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5420) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2016
On tap at BBF 2016. The aroma has tropical fruit, bit grain. Bit hazy, orange coloured beer with a slightly off-white head. The taste is moderate bitter with citrus, bit pine, grain. Dry and clean finish. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2327) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Can from total wine. Pours hazy orange with a small beige head. Citrus aroma: lots of orange. Taste is orange peel and juice, pine, and floral hops. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1821) - Besanon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2016
Bue la pression au Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Javais dautres choses faire que de prendre des notes ;)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandon1989 (513) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a sediment cloud dropping down. There was a 2 finger white head that left some nice lacing around the glass. The aroma is quite hop forward. Mostly pine hop oil. The taste is very similar but does have a malty bread flavor mixed in as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2223) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 13, 2016
Cigar City Brewing by Jai Alai IPA Rami Rami is drinking a Jai Alai IPA by Cigar City Brewing at Kufle i Kapsle Bardzo cytrusowo-multiwitaminowe, ale o dziwo bardziej w smaku niz jak zwykle w aromacie. Intensywne, rzeskie, jedno z lepszych ipa

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2702) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 11, 2016
Draft at Borefts De Molen Beer Festival 2016 Bodegraven, The Netherlands. 23.09.2016. Pour it hazy orange color with small white head. Aroma of grains, spruce. Taste pretty much cereal, grains, herbs, earthy, medium body, slick feel, lively, bitter finish. OK

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2804) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Can shared. Pours a light copper with a finger of foam. Big dank, resiny aromas with some peach and orange as it warms. More resin on the palate. Some peach skin and orange zest on the finish. A tad more bitter than I like, still a solid IPA.


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