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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: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
doykodymr8 (8) - - JUL 8, 2014 does not count
Can from the LCBO. Pours a clear deep copper with a small white head that quickly fades and leaves just a bit of lace, Nose is lots of pine and grapefruit with some earthiness. First sip produces some light sweetness with a good level of bitterness to follow it up but then a huge dose of skunkiness and burnt toast appears at the back end. I don’t recall this from previous cans so this may just be a bad one. Will have to rerate this in the future. Went right into the sink. Different can from a different LCBO. Pours a deep clear copper with a huge off white head that fades slowly and leaves great lace. Nose is pine and grass with hints of caramel. Slightly sweet start before the hops kick in and produce a nice bitterness with grapefruit, pineapple and some light spice. MUCH better than the previous can. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2609) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4 July 2014, can. Light orange, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is sweet malt, orange pulp, mildly bitter. Med body and mildly fizzy. Orange juice, grassy hops, some alcohol. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Unclear orange of color with a foamy off white head. An aroma of grapefruit, citrus, sweets, citruspeel and caramel. A flavor of grapefruit, dusty and grainy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Poured slow from a tall can. Thanks cards04. Who’d thought this would be one of my favorite IPA’s? Nice orange hue with a thin but pungent off-white head. A good combination of caramel and citrus. Hop bitterness is flavorful and adds complexity. Finish reminds you how good this is long after the swallow. Need more!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
16 oz can from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours clear caramel-amber with a moderate off-white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has huge hoppy notes of citrus and resin, along with flowers, tropical fruit and caramel. The flavour is balanced between a moderate citrus-resin bitterness on the one hand, combined with a tropical fruity, honey-caramel sweetness on the other. Tropical fruity notes increase as it lingers on the palate. The finish is long and hoppy, with resin and citrus peel dominating the tropical fruit. On the palate it is medium in body with a milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, a very nice IPA with a fairly complex hop profile. 2014-06-22

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Karol (641) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2014
Can bought at the LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Aroma of malt, scrambled eggs, some spices. Color is clear brown shiny with a soapy head that vanished quickly but kept a skinny coverage. Taste is malt malt malt and instant bitter floral hops with a long bitter finish. Alcohol hidden. Overall a mind blowing IPA in its category!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (726) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Bouteille au Mondial 2014. Couleur orangée trouble, mousse beige crémeuse. Arôme de conifère, malt, caramel, pamplemousse. Goût de conifère, malt, caramel. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (253) - Toronto, Ontario, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nakedwhendrunk (2114) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Randy4Beer (173) - - 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.


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