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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 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.


1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
robinvboyer (2994) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bulldogops (1048) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
garthicus (2658) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2008
Appearance: golden orange, small white Head. Aoma: caramel, malt, hay. Flavour: again, caramel and grass, a hay finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
Pours a hazy orange with a smaller white head. Has a crisp citrus aroma. Palate has a orange and grapefruit taste with a nice bitter finnish from the hops.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
Nice Color, smooth drinking. Can taste a little bit of hopps. All in all, pretty good. Nice work Ed.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
Draught at Ship and Anchor, Calgary
Light amber color. It’s a mild Amber Ale, with a light cheesy touch, more evident in the flavor than the aroma. Can be boring.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3536) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2008
tap at Big Rock in Seoul - This one has a mild aroma of malt and grapefruit accented hops. The flavor struck me as very fruity and also quite sweet for what theyíre calling an IPA. Itís barely hoppier than what Alexander Keithís claims is in IPA. Thatís not saying much. This oneís drinkable, but donít expect bitterness.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
furballman (25) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 30, 2008
Not a fan, very watered down and not taste to it. Big Rock produces some great beers, but this is not one of them.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (5972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle courtesy of tupalev. Pours a clear, bubbly copper-gold with a small quickly diminishing white head. Mild aroma of grain, sweet malt and light hops. Watery flavourís also of grain, sweet malt and light hops along with some cardboard and with a light bitter finish. Light to average bodied. Not bad for a Big Rock beer but there isnít really any reason to buy this, thereís always going to be something better to get, one would hope.


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