Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: English Pale Ale
Calgary, Canada
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Big Rock is pleased to bring you our newest addition to the family, PALE: India Pale Ale. Historically, the original India Pale Aleís were cask conditioned and heavily hopped to allow the beer to mature on its long voyage from Britain to India. Our dry hopped, fermenter conditioned IPA is brewed in this traditional method. The result is an exceptionally well-balanced, flavourful ale; refined and subtle. In the spirit of refreshing our portfolio, we bid a fond farewell as we phase out Chinook Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2003
Average looking head. Orange-Yellow colour. Light sweet aroma. Weaker flavour than most Big Rock products. Citrusy uneven flavour. Not a bold IPA. Minimal aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Note: Bottle sampled said IPA, not Pale India Pale ALe. Dark gold color. Medium head. Aroma is hoppy. A medium bodied IPA. Malty and hoppy. Somewhat juicy. Nicely balanced. A not to hoppy IPA. Grapefruit and citrus flavors are mild. More in the English style of IPA. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2003
I wasnít impressed with this one. It was mildly hopped even for a pale ale. Somewhat sweet on the flavor and the finish. Oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
Not bad. I am getting to be impressed with Big Rock, they have some decent stuff (ie. better than average). Pours a white dissipating head and golden body. Slight malt flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
Amber with thin white fast fading head.Large bead. Corny,grainy nose. Corn and malt flavor,very few hops, certainly not an IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2002
Overall a pleasant surprise. Slightly fruity aroma, appearance is honey brown. Starts off smooth and has just a slightly hoppy finish. A tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Not particularly bitter, much more like an american pale ale. Fruity nose, very smooth carbonation, overall a good beer. Canadian beers (in my experience) donít have much in the way of hops, so I guess this is pretty hoppy. Very smooth. Tasty and satisfying. Thatís my qualifications for a good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Poured golden yellow with a thin but disappearing head...Aroma was way too ílow-keyí & mild for an IPA, bitter hop start but the hop presence doesnít stick around very long...lagerish finish with the hoppyness trying to come out but not being able to...if your in the mood for an IPA, donít drink this one...the label on the bottle is different than the above picture, it just says IPA on it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
shorlin (635) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 12, 2002
Is it an IPA? Well, in Canada, the land of Keithís "IPA", which is just Labatt Blue in a new bottle, this is somewhat surprising. Itís not Dogfish Head 90 Minute or anything, but not bad. It does have some bitterness, some dryness and is a nice looking beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Letís take a pale ale and call it an IPA. Pretty clever marketing? Boring and pretty non-descript. It had some mild fruity maltiness but while IPAís donít have to screw your face up with bitterness this has no real attempt at bitterness at all. Hops are really not noticeable. So generic that the guys at Karl Strauss must be getting worried.

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