bulldogops (1023) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #902 - January 12, 2014 - Bought a cheap 6er of this at Bellerose Liquor in St. Albert - 355ml Can, 5.5%. Clear yellow pour with a bubbly white head. medium-strong carbonation. Bitter hops balanced by crisp and lingering sweetness. Aroma was also much stronger, sweet peach/apricot smell. Decent offering, but not worthy of the IPA moniker. A lighter bodied APA at best, but still very drinkable. Much better than some of the other KB offspring.
MrFecesious (758) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml can. Pours a clear yellow gold with a rocky white cap, after slopping into the glass. Aroma is watered down caramel, biscuit, and light citrus. Taste is sweet and slightly tart. Watery mouthfeel and an abrupt dryness. Thin finish.
Lagerboy (1030) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml can. Clear orange copper, smaller off-white head mostly fades. Aroma is muted, pale malt and herbal hop. Lightly bitter, un-sweet pale malt taste, some caramel, no citrus, no grapefruit. Average carbonation, lighter bodied, lightly hopped. Has a boring, bland sessional British influence. Still relatively inoffensive and more drinkable than most of KB’s other offerings. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
Hammy78 (685) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Grapefruit scent? Who wrote this crap? This tastes like your generic macro beer. I’m not even describing this.
AgentAle (338) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: light citrusy hop aroma
Taste: Full mouth hopiness at beginning, cascade hop start well but the combined flavor finishes somewhat flat
Appearance: clear dark gold body with a low retained head for an ipa
solidfunk (2818) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Props to Bowen Island for making a beer that tastes at least mildly like a pale ale, though the india moniker is a stretch. Orange clear, tinny astringency at end.
Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6-pack of cans purchased from a Co-op Liquor Store in Calgary, AB on 10/04/2012. Colour: Dark orange like, with high creamy and slightly spotty foam. Nose: Light malt profile, hops seem hidden at first but patience and lots of swirling produce light but dominant pine. A bit of root beer is evident. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. Some caramel based malt, citrusy hops, a bit of glue (or something unpleasently astringent). There is just a lack of balance here and the true character of the hops never really come through.
presario (4525) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Loose can from the corner store. Minimal head. Dark amber with a bit of haze. Light hop scent of a nice craft amber or thin pale rather than IPA. Light malt and stronger hops. Weird bit of soda character to the body. It’s like they are trying for an IPA but without committing to the cost for quality, depth and body. Hops are strong enough for thin body but overall comes off like a weak bodied APA. Not even really a starter or crossover like the much much better SNPA.
wintyguy (69) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Bowen Island IPA. A good beer. Tastes are floral with grapefruits, and bitter citrus fruit attributes are present. Light caramel color in appearance. Good head thickens then hangs around. Very good carbonation levels, further making the mouthfeel spot on. In my subjective opinion, not every IPA needs to knock my socks off with massive bitterness, or over do it with the citrusy piney, blah blah blah.. This beer tastes great, and proves it in the can. My fridge often sees this beer.
jmdr (8) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not bad, and inexpensive. Nothing really stands outâ€”a bit hoppy, a bit malty, a bit of head on pouring...