INDIA PALE ALE
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 up
to 188mph! Proving they have a sense of humor the Spanish dubbed this game, with its ball
traveling at racecar speeds, "the merry game." Tampa was once home to a bustling 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 ales sent from
England to thirsty British troops in India during the 18th century. Pair Jai
Alai India Pale Ale with beef empanadas, deviled crabs and other spicy dishes.
An intense bouquet of tangerine and candied orange peel entice the nose while flavors of
clementines, Valencia orange and subtle caramel provide counterpoint to an assertive bitterness
and rich malt character. Bold hop flavor and aroma from six different hop varietals is front and
center in this flavorful American IPA
Untappd: 4.03 overall
Ratebeer: 99 overall
BeerAdvocate: A- overall
2010 Best Florida Beer Championship Gold Medal
2011 Best Florida Beer Championship Silver Medal
Mug | Pint
1/2 BBL | 1/6 BBL | 12 oz Can
Brewery: Cigar City Brewing Company
Origin: Tampa, FL
Supplier: Cigar City Brewing Co.
Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, CTZ, Motueka
Availability: Year Round
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