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RATINGS: 1805   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BSchnab (117) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Very good ipa as of now one of my favorites. Lots of citrus grapefruit flavors that i love


3.6
Zaaza (16) - - JAN 15, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 About 5 months old. Quite grapefruity, piney, caramelly and bready. Fruityness quite soft. Bitterness strong and long lasting.

3.5
wekker84 (2530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2018
Can golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus tropical fruits spicy and bitter hops flavor malts citrus tropical fruits pineapple spicy and bitter hops in the aftertaste

3.8
thorongil2 (3565) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2018
(Tap) clear, bright orange colour with a small white head; aroma of tropical fruit, grapefruit; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

4.3
boubalep (33) - - JAN 9, 2018
Can. Amber cloudy, nice head and good carbonation. Smell the forest, resin, pound leaves and hop pellets. Definitely appealing. Taste of resin very quickly followed by tropical fruits, litchis. Interesting but could last longer though, because it is pretty bitter, and it takes over too much the palate. Nonetheless a great one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
SimplySike (1550) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2017
12 fl oz. can.
Pours little hazy orange with white head.
Aroma pine, citrus, grapefruit, caramel.
Taste caramel sweets, nice piney bitter.
Mouthfeel oily.
Great brew!

3.8
randy1969 (112) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2017
The aroma is grassy hops. Very earthy. White head and an orange colored body, a little hazy. Tastes citrusy and sweet with some hop bitterness. Lively carbonation with creamy texture. Heard it's brewed in North Carolina, that's not what I wanna sample when I'm in Florida!!

3.7
TedE (1535) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2017
12 Fl oz can into glass. Hazy golden amber beer with big frothy head. Medium carbonation. Nose is slightly alcoholic with hints of malt and stonefruit. Good body, zingy in the mouth. Finish is earthy, fruity with late touches of sweet alcohol. Nice IPA, easy drinking too!

3.8
bbaird (37) - - DEC 17, 2017
Beautiful lacing and very clear color. Nice flavor with hop hit on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
JBell14 (170) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2017
3 week old can. Poured a clear copper with a lacy white head. Well balanced between the sweetness from the malt and the bitterness from the hops. Nice classic IPA. Hints of citrus amongst the pine. John L - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
jksipa (1034) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2017
Can at Beer Authority, NYC. Lightly hazed medium copper under a one finger lingering white head leaving patchy lace. Nose is light caramel with pine, citrus, tropical fruit, a touch of grass and a hint of honey. Light sweet with a medium+ bitterness dominated by orange peel, grapefruit and pineapple. Mouth is medium slick with average carbonation and a long bitter finish. Excellent balance.


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