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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (530) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Robe ambrée limpide, timide col de mousse. Arômes de houblons très amers. Pamplemousse surtout, zeste d’orange. Un peu poivré, résine de pin, gazon. En bouche, pamplemousse et pin. Un peu d’orange et pêche. Plus seche que fruitée. Amertume tranchante ou le pamplemousse est encore mit de l’avant. L’indice ibu est effectivement élevé. Corps moyen, texture légèrement épaisse. Se boit très bien.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (223) - Colton, California, USA - JUL 30, 2015
12oz can to cervoise. Pours clear amber, frothy beige head. Aroma of earth, citrus peel, pine wood and caramel malts. Taste is candied fruit, sugar, pine wood, dried fruit, caramel, roasted malts and some floral qualities. Very complex, lots to discover.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (451) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
355 ml can. Pours a slightly hazy, medium orange with a medium, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Sweet, fruity aroma of grapefruit, peach and caramel malt with a hint of pine. Sweet fruity flavour of grapefruit, peach, mango, grass and a hint of caramel malt with a very dry, bitter, hoppy, resin finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. A very pleasant surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (326) - - JUL 15, 2015
Can. Pours clear dark amber with a big creamy to frothy fully lasting white head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is pine, faint caramel and grass. Medium body, medium to heavy bitter, medium sweet but faint malt flavors (could be my cold), average carbo and a very long, very bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (4467) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Draught @ Bier Markt Ottawa. Pours hazy ambet with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and hops, with citric and fruity notes. Bittet, hoppy flavour with notes of needles and touches of malt and yeast. Fruity hints. Bitterish aftertaste with hints of yeast. Drinkable and refreshing but not top notch.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popway (107) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Thanks Joe for sharing this bitch Nose is floral rye bitter on the front end Sugary on the back I am partial to different styles thus the review

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (153) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 21, 2015
Aroma: caramel, some alcohol, weak resin and pine notes. Taste: moderate to strong sweeteness, moderate bitterness. Flavour: caramel, bock-like malt notes, alcohol. Aftertaste isn’t so sweet with moderate bitterness. This is a pleasant beer but has too weak hops in aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1323) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 20, 2015
CAN 473 ML from bunget. Clear golden-amber, white frothy head. Big malts, citrus hops in the background. No resins, no pine Bold, but too simple. The taste is sweet, rich malts, caramel, strong bitterness that is malt-dominated. Good, but too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (272) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
12oz can into a tumbler. Pours a slightly opage golden with fluffy white head, lots of lacing. Sharp spruce and citrus hop aroma, a bit of apple. Light caramel sweetness, with a heavy, lasting, bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing. One of my favourite IPAs, and it comes out of a can. Go figure.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AncreSteam (13) - - JUN 6, 2015
I have sample this beverage side by side with the original and there does not appear to be any difference. Considering that $2 for each 6 pack I drink, goes to a very worthy cause; I wish this was available all the time! Next to the Red Racer Imperial IPA, this is by far my favourite IPA. See my reviews for the Imperial IPA and the regular India Pale Ale.


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