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RATINGS: 1843   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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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3.5
brokensail (16695) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 27, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a couple fingers of white head that clings to the glass and leaves a nice lace on the glass. S: Decently perfumey with a nice floral note and a lot of orange zest, too. There is a light breadiness underneath the hops and a prevailing, though light, citrus note to it. T: The flavor is pretty nice, better than the nose. Light pineapple with grapefruit and orange, and lots of orange zest. There might even be a bit of melon. Lightly malty with some bread and a light bitterness. M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. O: Not the hugest fan of some of the variations of this beer, but this base version is actually decent.

3.9
djd07 (16643) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2011
On tap at Proof. Pours cloudy orange with large frothy white head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is citrus and bubblegum. Medium mouthfeel with a smooth hop and light finish. A very good IPA from Cigar City.

3.9
Borup (16539) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Dark amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops and grassy notes.

4
bhensonb (16384) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle from ericandersnavy - the man of many hard to find beers. Pours hazy dark coppy with a transient off-white head. Aroma is sort of nutty hoppy. Medium plus body with mild, but tingly, carbonation. Flavor is wood, hoppy and submerged caramel. There’s so much hop it burns a bit. Finish is a standoff between sweet and bitt - but sweet leaves and hop stays. Malt? Almost rye. Strong hop that builds and builds.

3.4
MiP (16134) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2011
Draught. Cloudy orange colour. Small white head. The flavour is nicely malty, has a mild hop note. Mildly Nelson Sauvin-like. Subtle and nice.

4
Stuu666 (16041) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy dark orange, very fruity and bitter, juicy pine, dry toffee.

3.5
Ratman197 (16028) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Doodler poured a cloudy orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, orange zest, pine and light pink grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, pink grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.8
gunnfryd (15805) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden -orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, pine, apricot. Flavour is malt, alcohol, hop, pine, grapefruit, peaches, apricot. Very nice beer.

3.5
DSG (15759) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine needles and some oranges. Flavor has some malty sweetness and later a strong bitter hoppiness with pine, resin and some citrus. Medium-bodied. A decent IPA.

3.6
Tmoney99 (15403) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Draft at Cock & Bull Pub. Poured a clear copper color with an average ceeamy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.


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