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

bottled
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common

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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


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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.


3.2
   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 (826) - 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 (2553) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2093) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2014
Can from the LCBO. For my last day in Montreal I decided to have this. Wow the aroma really lives up to this beerís reputation with a wonderful hop aroma that assaults your nose. A deep copper color. It has a thick viscous mouthfeel. The taste is a clean sharp bitter pine with a solid malt backbone. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
matstr (11) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Another reviewer summed it up perfectly; the aroma of grapefruit! Coppery colour, with a very long finish. A very pleasant brew

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a hazed orange with a sweet sunshine highlighted glow. A fat head of cream colored foam falls slowly and clings to the glass. Nose is grapefruit and sweet orange. A sweet subtle bit of brown sugar for malt. An earthy light pine and spice. Taste is fantastic! This beer has the grapefruit in all itís glory. From the pith to the peel. The tartness of it . Then to back it up is a sweet bright orange. Itís a west coast style malt with a touch of caramel for weight that comes through as this beer warms. Finishes dry and with that earthy pine and spice. It has a moderate bitterness that does not eclipse all the flavors that want to linger at the back palate but slowly pushes them aside until you are feating on a lingering bitter that is simply wonderful.

This beer drinks like the label .Itís like coasting on a bike . Itís fruity, itís got a big flavor and a big finish itís a pleasure and it could give plenty of the best IPAís a good run for their money.,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1520) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
On tap in Banff. Lovely peach and melon aroma, which carriers on into the taste. Pale reddy amber colour, medium bitterness, far too easy to drink at 6.5%, the fruit flavours remain prominent throughout to give a great finish. Really enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizardking3 (105) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Good solid IPA. Not heavy hopped like west coast IPAS Iím used too, but definitely assertive. Taste is smooth and just really pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1187) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Big time hops packed into this can, mostly pine in the nose. Caramel malt sweetness. Sticky mouth feel. Orange with a brown hue.


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