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


on tap

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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (417) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 Pours a nice amber colour, fairly clear with a minimal tan head that dissipates. Aroma is of floral and citrus hops with grapefruit and peach scents most noticeable. Taste is sweet citrus fruit with some pine up front followed quickly by a nice long bitterness through to the finish. Medium-full body, somewhat slick mouth feel. Overall a very enjoyable IPA, great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Can. Pours a light amber with a white head and nice lacing. Nose is sweet, citrusy hops, green apples, some pine. Taste is equal parts piney and citrusy hops, strong bready malt background. Finish is medium-length, hoppy bitter, some caramel. Good if unexceptional IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5667) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this beer. The beer pours a clear orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mixture of catty hops and orange citrus. The flavor is a little bit different. I get some resiny hops as well as some orange citrus and pine notes. The bitterness level is about medium. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Resinous hops on the nose with a solid malt aroma in the background. Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head. Piney and resinous hops with a thick malt flavor following. Solid IPA!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
Wow! Pungent hop city! A lot of the grapefruit smell too. Decent head on pour, Decent lacing, just red enough to look like an IPA, very clear and golden. Very clean tasting. Just a bit of yeast and malty sweetness before the hops bitterness sets in. A lasting bitterness. Not that foamy, but a little, its quite clear and it clears the palate fairly cleanly after the bitterness wears off. A pretty darn good IPA, I would be happy if I could make one this good at home. It’s surprising that it comes in a can, it really desrves better but then that is part of the character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Can shared by daknole -- tick. Pours amber in color with a pillowy beige head. Smells attractively of citrus and hops. Promises quite a bite, but doesn’t quite deliver in flavor. Ends with a bothersome note of flour, but not bad overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2010
355ml can thanks to bobsy
Appearance : Clear amber with big fluffy and creamy head. Extensive lacing.
Aroma : Leafy and herbal hops. Citrusy notes. Sugary hints. Slightly resinous. Very fresh nose. Notes of passion fruits.
Taste : Leafy hops. a bit sweet and slightly sugary. Light notes of alcohol. Finish little bit warm and nice fresh leafy hops. Finish also citrusy. Finish also fruity, mango and passion fruits.
Overall : Quite drinkable. Maybe I should have had it a little bit colder (I had it at 10 degree C) as it would have been even more drinkable and refreshing. Nice citrusy finish. This is really good. Very well balanced. Not overly hopped but very tasty, well balanced and drinkable. I could drink multiple cans of this. Gets a bit flat after 20 minutes or so. Nice summer drink. I’m really impressed by this beer and I will make sure to get another sample. Thanks Rob !!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2010
(can - 12 oz) Hazy orange pour with a thick white head. Aroma is pretty citrusy and hoppy with light hints of grass and floral notes. Flavor is sweet and slightly malty at the beginning with a floral and citrusy middle. The finish is very bitter and hoppy. Dry bitterness and grass notes really come through. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Poured from a 12 oz. can revealed a light, orange-copper liquid with a 2-finger white head which settled into a frothy skim. Lacing was heavy for an IPA and left a wonderful series of rings marking my LARGE sips. The carbonation that is so evident on pouring is there as well in the feel of this medium, sticky liquid. The nose is not overwhelming but a very sweet, flowery mix of grapefruit, oranges and piney hops. Taste begins with a little hop bitterness, but moves to a buttery, citrus (peach-like?), grassy, well-balanced set of flavors. Finish is mildly bitter. At 6.5% and tasty, this is a session beer to be sure. If you like balanced IPA’s, I recommend you try this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2335) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
Thanks to presario for this. Man, why can’t this be sold in Eastern Canada. Aroma of hop, apple and pine resin. Pours a golden amber with a white head and good retention. Taste is a nice smooth hit of hop bitterness that isn’t overwhelming. Apple and pine provide a great mouthfeel. I could drink a lot of this.

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