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RATINGS: 1728   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Decent retention and no lacing. Smells of citrus fruits and hops. Tastes of sweet malt and citrus fruits. Kind of a stale aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (581) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Puszka. Barwa żłto-pomarańczowa, delikatnie mętna. Piana biała, kremowa, utrzymuje się w postaci cienkiej warstwy do samego końca. Aromat intensywny. Dominacja mango. Bardzo świeża. W smaku jeszcze przyjemniej. Mango, mango, mango. Goryczka średnia, punktowa, bardzo przyjemna. Wysycenie w kierunku średniego. Piwo zostało "zapuszkowane" 26.09.16 r. jest bardzo świeże, kremowe z bardzo dobrze ukrytym alkoholem.

Bardzo dobra IPA, wysokiej jakości, rześka, świeża. Warto powtrzyć.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1237) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Turbid amber/orange beer with a medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, orange and tropical fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Great beer with only the aroma being slightly too light. It could have been much better however, because it misses a lot of distinction. The palate might be too round.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodbod (260) - SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Can from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Pours hazy orange, with lacing. Nose is rather quiet, really just some rich malt. Taste is big, full bodied maltiness, lots of orangey tropical fruit, and a load of bitterness. Palate is mid bodied, grainy carbonation very clean refreshing finish. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (2634) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 15, 2017
Lata del @Seor Lpulo. Despacho de cervezas, Gijn 14/01/2017 Color amarillo ocuro, sabor maltoso, caramelo, cuerpo medio.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (1875) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Dwudniowe totalnie mnie kupiło. Kremowe, cudownie świeże i rześkie, z wyrazistym smakiem przecieru z mango i genialnej jakości goryczką. Znakomite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (5089) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2017
12 oz. canned 12/27/2016. Light fog on the orange-golden body and a sticky disc of foam above. Nose is juicy orange/grapefruit, evergreen resin, peach and a bit of dank herb. Tastes of sourish orange/tangerine, bread, resin, wood and lightly peppery grapefruit zest. An earthy dank herb presence pops in and out. Light-medium body is soft and dry. Drinkable balance and a mostly smooth medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3840) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2017
12 oz can pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus , pine and caramel. Nice bitterness with a citrus and caramel taste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oobawa (807) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Nice IPA, big and sweet with a manageable bitterness on the fade. Seems kinda mild for such a renowned hop monster, a lot more orange marmalade malts poking through the hop wall than I expected, but the balance between citric-pine hops and easygoing malt love works well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4538) - Holbk, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2017
Can at DE US tasting. Slight hazy yellow with a beige head. Aroma heavy hoppy (piney), medium+ malty (caramel). Flavor medium sweet, heavy bitter, well balanced. Medium+ body, low carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1871) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2017
On tap at Sea World Orlando. Big old hop slap in the mouth, lots of pine and resin.


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