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RATINGS: 1791   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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3.3
rivertranced (26) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Poured from bottle. Bottle was dated 12/11, so I’m not sure if that’s when it was produced or best before, so that may have contributed to my experience. Poured with very little head which totally dissipated, carbonation almost non-existent. Nice, though subtle aroma, slightly fruity. Palette has a pleasant bitterness. Smooth, not punchy like a west coast ipa. Good flavor, good body. Would love to try this again fresh at some point.

3.7
Amnesia87 (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Very interesting beer. Very fruity in the nose. Pours a wonderful golden amber with a decent amount of head and lacing. To its both sweet and bitter which is odd, but I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
steve_boro (26) - - SEP 22, 2012
A solid, well-rounded IPA. It starts with a nice citrus aroma, continues with a little bit of malt flavor, and finishes with a light hop sweetness of grapefruit.

4.2
jonsin (25) - - JUN 2, 2013
Had it from a can. Great beer. Copper color, lots of citrusy hop aroma, medium body and a well balanced bitterness. I’ll be revisiting this one.

3.8
potas (25) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2012
Botella; Es una fantastica IPA, color anaranjado espuma esponjosa y blanca combinacion muy buena de lupulos predominando los sabores citricos aunque tambien al final aparecen sabores afrutados, altamente recomendable


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