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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 461   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


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, - JUN 22, 2011
Dark amber, opaque. Light head which held well. Syrupy smell which was reflected with some sweetness in the taste. Balanced reasonably with dry citrus hops. Overall lacked depth.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Lasting micro-bubbling amber body with a thin, white foamy head on top. Nose of ripe clementines and Thrills soap gum. Flavour is a flooring strong tart orange peel with a lingering lemon meringue pie finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Lasting micro-bubbling amber body with a thin, white foamy head on top. Nose of ripe clementines and Thrills soap gum. Flavour is a flooring strong tart orange peel with a lingering lemon meringue pie finish.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cbnz (1) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2014 does not count
On tap @ Alibi Room, Vancouver, B.C. Amazing hop aroma bursting with grapefuit and pine. Grapefruit, orange, and pine hop flavours well balanced against caramel malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ipamonger (71) - 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 (2074) - 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 (3241) - 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 (215) - 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 (846) - 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 (4579) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2566) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2014
12 oz. can. It pours a very clear, deep golden color with a large off white head with lace. The aroma is powerfully hoppy with nice spicy, floral and milder peach notes. The flavor is the same. Lots of floral and spicy hops with background tropical fruit and a hefty dose of carmel malts. The grapefruit hops definitely control this one though. Very clean with a dry finish.


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