Banff Avenue Head Smashed IPA
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PictouRx (158) - Ontario, - AUG 24, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 At the brew pub in banff . Pours a light tan opaque color almost like apple cider. Aroma is floral with citrus notes and pine. This also has not much carbonation with flat head. Had time to reflect on this afterward, might have been too harsh. I was expecting more on the hop side to this, but at time was trying to rate whilst surrounded by good looking women. Anyway this deserves a higher rating on this re-rate, I say up the hop content and little higher abv you got a winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlainsDrifter (90) - 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 (1232) - 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 (1638) - 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 (13913) - 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 (298) - 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 (10563) - 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 (4341) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
I found this to be a pretty weak ipa. It's lacks a lot of hop presence that is expected in an ipa. Was still good I guess I felt a bit mislead. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8939) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Draft - Nice fresh grapefruit and some sweet tropical fruit. Cloudy orange with a thick head. Grapefruit and resin with a very muted bitterness. Not bad for a local, but could have a bigger punch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wanja (751) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2013
On tap at Banff Brewhouse. Very interesing and delicious IPA. Beautiful clear orange color. Amazing bitterness...

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