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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 Brewmasterís 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


4.3
   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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
khays (55) - - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JToth (29) - 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 Iíve had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5261) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
Can sampled at a Paas tasting. Thick white head. Cloudy golden blond pour. Nice bitterness. A lovely ipa

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OOKPIKABLE (86) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6222) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ipaluvr082 (56) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
On tap and arrived with a clear copper red tone with good white medium bubbled head. This is a fragrant one with sweet citrus hop aroma. It drinks well! Iíve ordered another!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (734) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2014
Can. Malty sweetness upfront followed by hoppy citrus and light pine. Medium bitterness throughout with heavy carbonation. Juicy. Light IPA finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (353) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 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 donít 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.


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