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

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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4168) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Can. The look is a slight haze, white colored head, and orangish bright in color. The smell is toffee, caramel, a little stale, fruits, hops, grassy, and pine. The taste is pine, grass, resin, grapes, grapefuits, and ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3526) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2014
650 ML bottle thanks to Eric S. For this share. Super hazy Amber color with lasting head. Aroma is floral, pine and citrus. Pretty nice array of hop variety.

Flavor is very hop forward, pine, grapefruit and lemons with a decent malt body to provide balance. Has some zesty notes in the lingering bitterness as well. This was a very nice surprise and has a West Coast profile, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chadski4 (131) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Airy head that leaves tons of lacing. Dark copper color. Light resin aroma that could use a little more detail. Very interesting taste of brown sugar and molasses balanced by hop bitterness.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cbnz (12) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2014 Draft @ Central City Brewing in Surrey

Appearance: Deep copper colour, small cream coloured head
Aroma: Grapefruit and pine
Taste: Grapefruit, orange, and pine with good bitterness
Palate: Medium body and carbonation

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ipamonger (73) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy amber with an off white head. Aromas of floral and bright citrus hops, pine, gentle malt, also pepper notes. Good body, with a fine carbonation, notes of bitter and salty, umami, sweet, with a resin mouthfeel. From a can. New respect for canned beer. Excellent ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Can from Whole Foods Market, Bowery, New York, NY. A dark orange/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, orange, grapefruit aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, orange, grapefruit, bitter/sweet. Must be the best canned beer that I’ve had. Complex and seriously good stuff from Central City Brewing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Pour is a hazy reddish with a small white head. Aroma is spicy hops with some earthy but sweet malts. Flavor is decent strong almost dark fruit malt. Some raison is detected. Hops are there but take a back seat to the rich malty backbone. This was decent. Not a real hop bomb but more of an English IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with a thick fluffy white head. Aroma is hop forward with grapefruit, peach, floral, and spice. Taste of mainly citrus hops, with some tropical and floral in the background. Hints of sweet malts mix with the bitter hops. Medium body, bitter with a dry finish, and some white particles in it. Overall decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Can poured a hazy orange w/ small particles and a large creamy white head w/ thick sticky lacing. Big sweet hop aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ bold bitter finish of moderate duration. Tastes are orange, grapefruit, hay, grass and tea. Full bodied, lively carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4653) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
This was a pretty darn tasty IPA. Fresh and floral and hoppy, these Canadians know how to make a SoCal IPA proud.


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