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RATINGS: 1789   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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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3.7
Dedollewaitor (16383) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours cloudy orange with a small creamy white head and lacings. Grape, pine and peach. Some sweet malts - the hops shines through easily though. Really dry and bitter. Lots of grapefruit. Crisp. Medium bodied.

3.4
MiP (15972) - 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
bhensonb (15753) - 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.

3.8
Scopey (15687) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2011
750ml bottle from Brewdog Bar Aberdeen. It pours hazy dark orange, with a thin off-white head. The nose is orange, mango, pine, cheesy hop and marmalade. The taste is zesty orange, mango, apricot, peach, hay, pine, grass and marmalade, with a solid bitter finish. It is medium bodied and has fine carbonation. Very good balance and full of tangy orange fruit. Great stuff.

3.9
djd07 (15543) - 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.

3.5
Ratman197 (15354) - 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.

3.9
Borup (15320) - 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.

3.8
gunnfryd (15269) - 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 (15237) - 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.

3.7
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2011
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear amber/golden - white head. Nice hoppy. Ok hoppy. Citrus. Exotic fruits. Caramel. Medium malty. Light bitterness. Amber malts. Nutty. Ok IPA.


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