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RATINGS: 1745   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matthewjk (1089) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
12oz pour - Oh yeah, this is what Im talking about. Falls on the sweet side of IPAs. Texture and body are just spot on. Excellent showing.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sven1973 (373) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2017
Gezapft in der Hotelbar in Tampa. Bernstein-golden, klar. Aroma Orange, Grapefruit Zitrus und vieles mehr, sehr vielschichtig. Ebenso wie Geschmack: Ananas, Mango, andere Sdfrchte, Grapefruit, moderat bitter

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (730) - Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Nice sweet aroma with a strong dose of pine hops. Simple but good. Amber color dark for the style with an off white tuft of foam. Very drinkable with only a moderate punch of earthy hops at the end. Very dense palate for an IPA which I liked. This was good. I would drink it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shawnmurphy (104) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2017
12-ounce can pours cloudy orange into glass with a thin, soapy head. Aroma is orange blossom, honey and pine needles. Flavor is blood orange, yeasty bread, pineapple and mango. Medium body, dry bitterness, slightly astringent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (1108) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2017
Can at home. Cloudy golden colour, offwhite creamy head. Beautifully tropical fruity hops (grapefruit, pineapple, orange zesty), with additional resin and spruce, nicely sweet and firm malty base, light bitter finish. Good body, medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (922) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Can. Appearance- amber, pretty clear, lots of bubbles, a large pillowy off-white head which lasts. Aroma- caramel malt, orange, hops, pineapple, mango traces, fruit juice, fresh hops. Taste- bitter hops, orange peel, marmalade, sticky malt, caramel, juicy hop resin, pineapple juice, grapefruit. Quite a full and lengthy mouthfeel, long bitter fruity finish. Very well-balanced and tasty IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5769) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2017
Can @ home. Slightly hazy orange colour with a small off-white head. Smells hops, fruity, pine, fresh. Tastes fruity, hops, fresh, bitter. This is seriously close to a perfect IPA. Or what I think a perfect IPA should be like at least. Lovely beer. Medium body, crisp, perfect carbo. Love it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3396) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Pint at Cork and Stogie, Key West FL. Good aroma. Sweet, fruity. Citrusy. More orange than grapefruit. Clean golden orange color, good head and lace. Mildly Bitter. Moderately sweet flavor. Medium body, sticky creamy mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Solid IPA, much better than cans Ive had at various points.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjotrapostou (104) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Wyraźna, przyjemna i nie za długa goryczka, do tego słodkawo-cytrusowe nuty, ale bardziej owocowe niż karmelowe. Dość treściwe, ale nie jest ciężkie i bardzo przyjemnie się pije.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (1436) - SPAIN - FEB 19, 2017
From Saveur-Biere. In Teku glass. Playing Technobabylon. Smoothness and refreshness are its more remarkable qualities. Full.of tropical fruits with a non-agressive bitterness inciting to drink more

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (2068) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
On tap at Brewdog bar Göteborg. Hazy yellow with white head. Very fruity with peach pineapple and bitter pine and grapefruit finish. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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