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Banff Avenue Head Smashed IPA

Banff Avenue Head Smashed IPA
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
ABV in between 4.2% and 4.9%. This excellent brew is our flagship beer. It is a heavily hopped pale ale. India Pale Ales originated during the lengthy colonization of India. British servicemen in India expected beer, however, the styles of the time did not survive the long voyage to India. Brewers quickly discovered that hops acted as preservatives in beer. As such, the heavily hopped ales designed to survive the long trips were born – now known as India Pale Ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Lemon citrus aroma. Pours golden in colour with a small white head. Lemon and grapefruit citrus flavours. Some biscuit notes. Medium body. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2016
On draft at the brewery in Banff. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Citrus nose. Flavors of tropical fruits and grapefruit zest. One of the better IPA’s I’ve encountered so far in Alberta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2223) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Very fruity aroma like grapefruit juice, still appetizing to my nose. Modest head and slightly foggy gold body. Nice mix of hops layered on the flavour, but mouthfeel is not oily enough. Still not a bad ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlainsDrifter (92) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours clear medium amber with small white head. Aroma of pine, floral, citrus. Hop spice with nice malt tones. Good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (1461) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Flowery perfume aroma with a hint of hops. Amber gold color no head. Floral hop taste with a dry feel. Mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of citrus fruits, grapefruit, light tropical fruits and some sweet pale malts. Taste is grapefruit, light resin, tropical fruits, light caramel pale malts and a nice smooth bitterness. Lightly astringent but overall nicely balanced and easy to drink. Entry level ipa but done well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (14841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Hazy dull tan, has a mellow hop fruitiness. Modest bitterness, biscuity malts, nice fruity character. Good APA really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumax1 (303) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
pinte de blonde prise au bar. arome d’agrume et de houblon. au gout petite amertume mais pas trop agressive bonne ipa de soif

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
On tap at Banff Ave Brewing, pours a hazy orange with a medium white foamy head. Aroma reveals British hops and some herbal fungal notes. Flavour matches accordingly, with fruity hops, British malt, and again that fungal quality. Not overly pronounced on the hops, but well-enough balanced. Not very inspiring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 golden amber color. Very floral nose with a touch of tangerine. Thin body, lacks back bone, but drinkable moderate bitter finish. Stepping stone ipa, but enjoyable

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