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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%
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.


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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2005) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2265) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GraffitiVandal (149) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2392) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nasmith003 (162) - Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Light floral aromagolden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation,

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (4840) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9021) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1140) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Looked great but otherwise didn’t deliver. Deep copper with a thin but persistent head that left great lacing. Grassy and earthy but that’s about it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerAndPonies (119) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
473 ml can purchased singly from Sobeys Liquor and served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a clear, bright medium copper shade with moderate carbonation and a well-retained, light tan head that leaves vertical streaks of lace. Fairly fresh grapefruit, lemon, pine, and some lighter floral notes are immediately present in the aroma, with malt lying low. Flavor accentuates a little more of the malt, while the moderately strong hops rightly take center stage; citrus and pine predominate. Medium mouthfeel and a gently dry, bitter palate. There are more appealing and fresher, vibrant IPAs, but Big Rock’s version ain’t half bad.


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