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


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RATINGS: 113   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
341ml bottle labelled "Pale Ale" thanks to my friend Bruno.
Appearance : Clear mahogany with small head that goes away fast.
Aroma : Some malt, some grain. Light honey with a little bit of hops.
Taste : Malt and slight honey. Some grain with some hops on the finish. Finish is slightly bitter and quite dry. Slightly astringent. Notes of soap on the finish.
Overall : Nose is weak and not very inviting. Taste is also quite weak but not that bad. Finish has a light unwanted astringency that limit the drinkability. Not good at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2010
341ml bottle from The Beer Store. A yellow fizzy beer. This is an ale? Dissapointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (794) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2010
bottle. Poured clear copper with a thin white head. The aroma is light, a slight yeasty wheat grain smell. Medium bodied, dry palate with moderate carbonation. Sweet bready malt flavour with some grapefruit notes. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Listigovers (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
it’s okay, not an india pale ale by any stretchh. Clean and refreshing with enough hops for flavour, but not enough fr the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pootzboy (1572) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle: golden pour, smallish white cap with modest retention,weak lacing. Aroma is weal as well for a micro pale. some light fruit and cerial tones and some other funky cardboard notes. Thin mouthfeel, fiszzy, light malt up front and some minor hop presense, taste pretty much as it smess. Fast clean finish. I drank oceans of this in Calgary whe the Rock was the only micro in town...revisiting this beer documents their downfall into macro brewer wimpishness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wilderthanyou (752) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
This beer as far as IPA’s go was a pretty big let down. Porus a deep golden colour with a short lived head. Aroma of dehydrated hops, cardboard malts, and crushed apples. The flavour is an exact reflection of that. It’s sort of interesting, a kind of refreshing, but really nothing special...at all, there traditional ale is considerably better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
robinvboyer (2878) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
Golden pour quckly dispating head. Aroma of cheap macro malts and a hint of cheap hops might even be extract. Flavor is slightly corny and there is a sweet caramel flavor associated with the malt and the hop completely disapear. This is a boring runof the mill macro ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2009 Bottle. 5%. Hazy golden pour with a pretty thick white foam. Aroma was unpleasant, strong hops and old hay. Taste first reminded me of wet dog. Finish was quite bitter. Extremely disappointed, this is watery and disgusting. If someone finds this on tap in Edmonton, I would kindly re-rate. Re-Rate. Much better, but only so much. No canine taste, just a plain tasting, grainy macro ale. Was impressed by the aroma this time around, sweet apples and quite hoppy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 26, 2009
On tap at Cest What?
Appearance: Clear light amber look with mid light creamy top. 3-
Nose: Plain , hint of hay , light hop with grainy ending.
Flavor/Palate : Thin bodied. Grainy edge with watery fill in. Forgettable brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
garthicus (2594) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2008
Appearance: golden orange, small white Head. Aoma: caramel, malt, hay. Flavour: again, caramel and grass, a hay finish.

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