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Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
355 ml. can, thanks Quintin! Aroma is tin-metal, light hops, and some pine. Taste consists of light hops, some caramel, tin-metal, and light pine. While this IPA lacks in full taste, it is sessionable and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
An excellent alround beer, that has a nice aroma. A complex enough beer without being in your face, quite sessionable....

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 masa’s between rounds. Pours copper, light head with decent lacing. Grassy shite bouquet. A field of filth on the tongue. I’m 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 that’s good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tiggmtl (4547) - 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 wasn’t 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 it’s 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 (155) - 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 (1492) - 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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Pours an amber/orange. Aromas of floral hops, chalk, biscuity grains. Even disregarding the inaccurate label, it’s 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 (1452) - 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 (79) - 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.


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