Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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An ale fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hops, hops, and more hops, this ale has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. Drink as an appetizer on its own, or pair it with any hearty dish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the Brewmaster’s choice. "Cheers!"

Malts: UK Maris Otter, Superior Pale Ale Malt, Carastan Crystal Malt
Hops: German Magnum, Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe
Colour/Clarity: Amber to Orange, Bright. SRM: 14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (175) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours clear orange gold, thick, sticky white head. Fair bit of lacing. Tropical fruit aroma, bit of pine. Taste is mainly the same tropical fruit, bit of malt at the end. Decently bitter. medium heavy body, can be a bit thick but has good carbonation to break it up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1502) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was always poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy golden yellow to orange color with a good one finger white foamy head that ended up allowing a nice speckled white sticky lacing. The smell had a nice blend of citrus sweet yet spicy and sometimes bitter hops. Light malts do end up showing their face just a bit as it warms. The taste takes those flavors and just pretty much blends them pretty good. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium and shows a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation seems to be appropriate for the style and for me as there’s a good harshness invading my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA well worthy of having again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Randy4Beer (119) - - JUN 11, 2014
Tallboy from the LCBO poured into an extended tulip. Pours dark orange with some copper shades, with a fairly lively white head leaving moderate lacing behind. On the nose, it is citrus, grapefruit up front with mild hints of Carmel malts if you linger long enough. On the palate, definite citrus, with some bitterness, fairly tart. Nicely balanced with some maltiness on the swallow. Overall, at $2.50 Canadian for a tallboy, of a great smelling, great tasting IPA clocking in at 6.5 abv, this is one excellent bang for the buck and will become a real go-to session beer for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
Nose is heavy fresh grass, decent lemon, dough, feel is quite broad (low carb) taste is leaves, pea shoot, sweet corn, basil, red pepper sweetness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
khays (48) - - JUN 6, 2014
Smells of citrus, and melon with hoppy notes. Pours clear, amber looks of high carbonation and an off white head 1/2 finger width. Tastes floral and perfumy, with citrus, burnt malt. Mouthfeel is decent for an IPA, medium body, lively carbonation, almost astringent. This is the best IPA I can consistently get in a six pack. It is better than most and a great tasting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JToth (18) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Had on draught at a local bar. Orangey colour with an off white head. Strong fruity hop aroma. Tropical fruit hop taste as well as some bitter pine and caramel malts. Being rather new to the IPA scene this is definitely the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5029) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
Can sampled at a Paas tasting. Thick white head. Cloudy golden blond pour. Nice bitterness. A lovely ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OOKPIKABLE (50) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Can from LCBO. Pours ruby with thick, white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine a bit of banana. Fairly oily, almost chewable mouthfeel. Taste of grapefruit, pine with lingering citrus / coniferous aftertaste.Complex and flavourful, yet refreshing: a delight! One of my go-to beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin). Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. One-dimensional in the nose, pretty much just grapefruit/resin juice. Almost towards DIPA in the mouth...thicker, sweeter, and boozier than I expected. Overall pretty average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darn_it (18) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
Hops dominate the aroma as an ipa should but some malt does shine through. Some tropical fruit with bigger pine. Very nice looking brew with a deep red color to it. Malt is simple and really complements the hops. Very nice ipa. Flavor and odor are free of common flaws in the the style.

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