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Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Session IPA
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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Signature Series
Pale in Colour, Not Flavour
If hoppy makes you happy, this Pacific Northwest-style IPA is your beer. We brew it with two kinds of delicious Yakima Valley Cascade hops, in such a way as to deliver the maximum heavenly hoppiness to your tastebuds, with the minimum bitterness.

Little Known Fact
The Cascade was the first North American-made aroma hop and the first hop variety from the USDA’s hop research program to be approved for sale since prohibition. It’s aroma is now one of the hallmarks of North American craft beer.

Editor’s note: "session" was added to the name in 2016, same ABV, so we changed the style accordingly


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2004
Found in the bargain bin at the LCBO. Pours a clear light copper colour with a medium bubbly head. Aroma is kinda grassy, malt and a bit of hop. Sweet caramel taste wiith citrus. Not what I’d call an IPA, too thin of a body also. Overall, not bad but nothing I’d want to rush out and get

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rajendra82 (1031) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Sent as a part of BIF 13 (from hell) package by drewbage, this had the potential of being a decent brew, as I generally like the style. The beer poured with classic IPA look, orange amber body, and a creamy off-white head leaving lots of lace. The aroma was very subdued, with earthy English hops, and light notes of alcohol. The taste was very bland, with a caramel sweetness, hop bitterness, and citrus twang in very light proportions. The mouthfeel was crisp and dry. This appears to be representative of the school of thought, that IPAs were traditionally brewed extra strong for the ocean voyage and diluted after getting to India. This pretty much tastes like an American Double IPA mixed with equal parts water. I prefer for them to hold the water and pass the beer to me straight from the ship.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2004
Clear golden yellow with fine white head. Barnyard nose? with corn notes and faint hops. Light weight on the tongue with a quick marco brewed finish. Tastes of corn, malt and water. No need to try it again!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2004
Not really an IPA, more of an EPA by North American style norms. Appearence is quite fizzy, orange colour. Aroma is slightly hoppy, flavour is charaterised by English style malt flavours: somewhat sweet and grassy. OK. Bottle.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
IPA? I don’t think so. Color is fine, a lighter amberish glowing hue with a firm one finger high head of white foam, leaves some drippy lace. Smell is musty grass, slightly sweet with a bit of a hop and malt note, but overall musty sourness, not to pleasant, sorry to say. Taste is a little bit sweet of malt and grains, musty as well, but weak and thinned out. Hardly even a pale and non compliant to being an IPA. Where’s the hops already? Feel is light, thin, pale, and watery, drinkable, nah, passable, yah. Sorry Big Rock, you’re not so big here.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2004
Clear amber. Off-white foam. Malty, candy-ish aroma of caramel & toffee w/ notes of orange. Juicy feel. Flavour is malty & slightly fruity (apples, grapes) w/ some earthy, citrusy notes.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
This one stings. A not altogether smooth IPA, too malty and too stingy on the actual ale. A shame really.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2004
Very light amber color with little aroma. Flavour is a bit malty and sweet, if I think about it long enough I can taste some hops also. Absolutely nothing IPA’ish about this beer, it’s in that grey area between micro and macro tasting.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stephen louis (165) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
Well I bought this one because Big Rock has brought back their glass promo. on the pour,light gold/yellow,looks alot like bud/Coors/molsen etc.the head is just off white,big bubbles.malty nose,no hops...hmmm. on taste,more like a ok lager or a very under hopped pilsner.nothing wrong with the taste if you ignore the fact it is a IPA.very inoffensive and plain. So starts malty and just slightly sweet,the middle is neutral,the finish,tho lacking a hop flavour manages to just dry up,so I know there is some sort of hop in it. I do not recommend this beer as a IPA.Even as a basic pale ale it is boring BUT NOT bad,just not worth talking about.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (9259) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
Light amber colour with a thin-white head. Slightly hoppy aroma, but only because I'm looking for it. Aroma is more reminiscent of a pilsener than an IPA. Maltiness is too prominent and beer is seriously underhopped. The description says that it's dry-hopped, but I don't think so. More crap from this generally crappy brewery.


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