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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: 450   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, - NOV 12, 2012
pours clear nicely golden-orange with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. citrus and pine, lightly sweet malts, very fruity - almost strwberry, floral. prickly to average carbonation, light to medium body - oily, very nice citrusy medium long finish. high drinkability. enjoyed it!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
matstr (8) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
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 it’s glory. From the pith to the peel. The tartness of it . Then to back it up is a sweet bright orange. It’s 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 .It’s like coasting on a bike . It’s fruity, it’s got a big flavor and a big finish it’s a pleasure and it could give plenty of the best IPA’s a good run for their money.,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1502) - 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 (95) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Good solid IPA. Not heavy hopped like west coast IPAS I’m 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 (1144) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (986) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 4, 2014
A very tasty IPA. Pours a rich, dark golden with a thick head. Flavors are apricot, grapefruit, and other semi-sweet citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkgrenwel (567) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Dark hazy reddish amber pour. Thick head of tiny off white bubbles. Aroma of orange, pine, crystal malt and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and boozy. Too much crystal malt overwhelms the ample hop flavors. Orange, pine, caramel. Bitterness is soft and pleasant. This could probably pull off the imperial amber style better than a straight IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1748) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Can 355ml. Pours clear golden with medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of resin, pine, mangos, tropical fruits. Taste is of resin, pine, tropical fruits, strong bitterness, slight nuts, malt. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Very nice hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1093) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Probably the best canned IPA I have had since Surly Furious. Actually, kinda tastes like Surly Furious. Piney, resinous hop profile. Thick back of the back of the tongue bitterness, but smooth. Very dry, very little sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (586) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Orange bitter malty floral medium to full bodied awesome brew. Really nice medium sweetness with high bitterness. Great beer to enjoy.


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