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

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RATINGS: 121   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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eyrish (92) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
On tap at masaís between rounds. Pours copper, light head with decent lacing. Grassy shite bouquet. A field of filth on the tongue. Iím not a big fan of this. Not much going on, a malty forward grassy bog stink IPA. Big rock should stick to the Traditional Ale, because thatís good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
Biscuit and light caramel with lightly spicy hops and some light buttery notes in the aroma. Clear orange-golden body is topped by a thin white head that recedes to a partial cover. Fair to moderate bitterness over biscuity malts. Light body is somewhat watery in texture. Can. Just above fridge temperature. Purchased at the BCLS.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BanjoBeer (5) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
Poured from a 473ml can. Head off-white faded quickly. Clear but nice orange-copper colour. Aroma wasnít as exciting as you get used to in the IPA style these days, some Biscuit/caramel a little grass from the hops, but nothing big. Light bodied mouth-feel, you get the caramel/bread malt, some dry bitterness at the end. Not as "hoppy" as the IPA you hope for. I spent $2.49 for a tall can and itís an enjoyable beer, not top-notch for the style however.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PictouRx (142) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
Average for a IPA, not enough floral, not enough fruity or hoppy bitter. Pours a straw color, medium head, stingy on the palate and finish, but ok.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lagerboy (1230) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
$10 jugs of draught at Masas. Clear light copper, foamy off white head settles and fades. Faint malty, straw, citrusy hop aroma. Taste is mild caramel malts, light grassy hops. Average carbonation, light bodied, lightly hopped. Clean and bland, a wee bit thin but not watery, light bitter finish. An okay, drinkable pale ale, especially at that price. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vipinvelp (2184) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2012
Color is amber yellow with small foam head. Aroma is citrus, not the hops I anticipated. Taste is small hoppy, more a lager then a IPA, bit dissapointing. Short dry bittersweet aftertaste. (Montreal 201210)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thb (681) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Pours an amber/orange. Aromas of floral hops, chalk, biscuity grains. Even disregarding the inaccurate label, itís a little bland. Mild bitterness, not much aroma. And chalky.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Reimer96 (1219) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Have no idea why they had to call it an ipa. It is a pale ale and if it was labeled as such it would be considered a decent pale ale but definitely the worst ipa after Keith lager ipa.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nielsedd (75) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Pours a clear amber with thin off white head. Faint citrus in the aroma. Taste is sweet, with caramel malts and some light bitterness. Nothing special by any means.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
341ml bottle. Pours a medium brown, very little head that doesnít last. Very weak aroma, some caramel bready malts and a hint of grapefruit hops. Some earthy bitterness in the taste. Finish is kind of wet, a little bit watery. Overall, not an IPA, drinkable in a pinch.


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