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

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RATINGS: 117   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 Ale’s 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 Poured dark amber with big lacey head. Impressively floral nose. Sweet, bountiful flavors, ripe with both malt and a bit o’ hop, very well rounded. Surprisingly good! (Re-rated from a bottle in Canada, 5/14/07: Poured with a ncie amber hue with an initial flourish of carbonation, then quieted. Maybe my olfactory senses are dulled, because I find little aroma, maybe a little crystaline malt. But this has a nice flavor ... solid tangy malt with a litle hoppy, woodsy addendum that appears as it rolls of the tongue.) Downgraded a bit from original.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2003
Good malty aroma. Body is all malt with maedium bitterness. Finishes slightly sweet. Not quite an IPA, but a good malty English Pale Ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 26, 2003
A lightly hopped, very mediocre pale ale claiming to be an IPA. Go fix the recipe and try again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4596) - 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.

3.6
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2003
I wasn’t impressed with this one. It was mildly hopped even for a pale ale. Somewhat sweet on the flavor and the finish. Oily mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4476) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3318) - 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

3.4
   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.

3.2
   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) don’t have much in the way of hops, so I guess this is pretty hoppy. Very smooth. Tasty and satisfying. That’s my qualifications for a good beer.


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