Brewed by Swans Brewpub
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Formerly Buckerfields Extra IPA.
If your wish is for hops, then this is your genie in a bottle. Awesome aromas of citrus, pine and fruit, finished with heaps of hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tmalaher (189) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Tasted on tap at Swans Brewpub. Excellent IPA. His hoppiness without overpowering

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with a small soapy white head. Citrus and pine, assertive hops. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1937) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
Bomber, as Swans India Pale Ale. Clear lighter orange copper, fine off-white foam settles and mostly lasts. Aroma is sweet fruity and citric. Taste is mostly lightly bitter forest fruity, lots of citrus, lightly sweet lean pale malt behind. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, well hopped. Refreshing and easy to quaff but still: NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Sweet nose made me think of apple juice. Bready and crackery malt flavors, along with a yeasty aspect in the finish. Clean bitterness. Subdued hop flavors and aromas left me wanting more. Seems like this IPA leans more toward the British style, but I don’t think that’s what they were going for as they tout this beer as having "citrus, pine and fruit." I only got herbs, flowers, grass and a weak citrus note. Regardless, overall it was OK, it just lacked some vibrancy and charisma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (961) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2015
On tap at Swans. Great aroma! Strong with pine. Very nice. Gets a bit cloying by the end, with how sweet it is. Bitter, resinous taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl - Amber in color clear with a thin head. Easy drinking IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 15, 2014
A nice light IPA. Nice, bitter hops on the tongue. Amber in the glass. A touch of citrus on the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Couleur de cuivre avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme du pin et pamplemousse. L’arôme est d’abord un peu du malt sucré puis un amertume moyenne/fort avec un peu du pamplemousse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Verbatim from notes 16JUL11 Golden ale with brilliant clarity and no head. No foam. Plenty of citric hps and just a hint of malt. Not special but not bad at all. Plenty of late addition hops give this a good flavor, but doesn’t really pack much bitterness. slick finish. Serving type: on-tap 08-04-2011

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Honey color, big foamy head that fades fast. Aroma is all pine and lemon, not very pleasant. Flavor is terribly sweet with some piney hop finish. Thick and icky.

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