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


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

Roisterer99's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Roisterer99 (24) - - JUL 9, 2002
Generally unremarkable. The dry flavour was less than hoped for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (734) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
473ml can. Light toffee aroma. Pours copper in colour with a decent frothy white head. Miimal carbonation. Flavours are toffee and biscuits with a low to medium level of hoppiness. Medium bodied. Mild bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
DeanF (2047) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle labelled as "session" IPA. same diff. Very thin antique white head with a dark lager body. Vague hops aroma with slight detergent. Flavour is an odd harshness of malt and sour hops finish. Really bitter aftertaste. An odd one to be sure, can’t say I like this mix, far too sour even for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2171) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2015
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Medium gold, milky hop aroma with some grass. Sweet, some honey, then a mild resin hop finish. Very quaffable, average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2276) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
473 ml can from the beer store. Orange with a white head. Nice caramel male and c hop aroma. Classic sticky ipa. Old school but not bad. I’m a sucker for beer like this, I feel like its 2004.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GraffitiVandal (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
ENG: 473ml can from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. Clean, dark-golden color with small tan head. Very shallow aromas, hard to say, maybe some citrus, but mostly malty and a bit soury. Tastes malty, soury, no hops, boring. No bitterness. Feels like a lager. Watery, medium carbonation.

PL: Puszka 473ml z Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelane do kieliszka. Klarowna, ciemno-złocista barwa z niewielką jasną pianą. Aromaty bardzo płytkie, ciężko powiedzieć, może lekko cytrusowe, ale głównie słodowe i kwaśnawo-gorzkawe. W smaku słodowe, kwaśnawe, brak chmielu, nudne. Brak goryczki. Przypomina lagery. Wodniste, średnie nasycenie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2542) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from 330ml bottle at Deer Lodge at Lake Louise, Alberta. Clear, bright amber with a huge khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of orange, grapefruit rind and pineapple. Taste of orange, light fruit, caramel, grapefruit and pineapple. Medium body and medium/high carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nasmith003 (175) - Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Light floral aromagolden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (5445) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Can: Pours hazy copper-brown with a small white head. Orange, slightly tropical fruit scent. Orange malt, orange-peel bitter, light caramel malt taste. A little earthy. Not bad, but pretty plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9628) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Can. Tangy orange- mango malt and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Body on the light side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1399) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Poured from a can. Clear golden color, short lived small white head. Pine and floral hops aroma. Medium body with a smooth hops flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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