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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: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PictouRx (160) - 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 (1836) - 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 (797) - 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 (1743) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
341ml bottle. Pours a medium brown, very little head that doesn’t 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Appreciator (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
Pours light orange with a large white head which mostly diminishes. Inviting aromas with a medium intensity of the smell compared to other IPAs. Obviously hoppy, with a malty, wart-like aroma, take apples from the smell too. Taste is medium in intensity, with a medium aftertaste and body, mildly coarse. Round, but mellow texture, with the classic bitter, sweet, floral, hops flavors. refreshing and rich in quality. Appreciated.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1750) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012 En fût au Moxie’s. 5.5%. Couleur jaune or, mousse blanche. Arôme de grains frais et herbes. En bouche, malt et houblons mais pas persistant. Amertume qui invite à une seconde gorgée. Pas mal bonne pour un resto d’Ottawa.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
probstblueribbon (3633) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
341 ml bottle in a mixed pack from TBS, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep amber with a fair light tan head. Aroma: Surprising, very leafy, very green, almost wet or fresh, raw hops, resinous, a touch peppery, not exactly pleasant, hints of a biscuit/bread crust/toast backbone, vegetal, odd. Palate: Medium body, very relaxed effervescence. Flav.: Still has a pervasive “raw” hop profile, though somewhat more subdued in mouth, oddly leafy, green, vegetal, slightly peppery, the malts are way in the distance, strange; dry with some bitterness and an amazingly abrupt finish that leaves traces of malt and green salad.

This damages “IPA” more than Keith’s. Blech.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dresden (1308) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
I wasn’t expecting much, and it’s a good thing I wasn’t. Slightly dark with maybe a bit of an orange hue. No real aroma to speak of. A bit more bitter than their other beers, but not really an IPA in my books.


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