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


on tap

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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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

WheatKing's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, - AUG 9, 2012
The fruity hop profile of this beer’s aroma is just dazzling -- it deserves a perfect ten. Watermelon, evergreen resin, clementine, rangpur... just wonderful. The taste is a perfect balance of fruity sweetness and bitter, and the finish has a lasting fruitiness. One of the best versions I’ve had of one of my favourite styles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1335) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Pours two fingers of head on a clear lighter straw colored body. The aroma is bright pineapple, lemon, grapefruit and pine. Wonderful. The taste is a moderate pine bitterness throughout, though well balanced. The texture is soft and fizzy. A great smelling and feeling IPA, average flavor in a hotly contested category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (811) - - NOV 18, 2014
Can from LCBO. Flavors of caramel, pine, grassy hops, grapefruit peel, dry bitter finish. A well done brew but not really my type of IPA, more of a British one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Clearly an older can. Aroma was some nice melon, apricot, and light papaya. Pours amber with a nice foamy head and lacing. Taste is muddled apricot/melon with a dirty orange rind malt. Would love to revisit this a little fresher because the hops that I could taste were pretty great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
12 oz can labeled "Red Betty". Hazy light amber with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of resin, pine, mango, caramel, and light dank hop notes. Taste is of caramel, malt, brown sugar, pine, resin, oranges, and overripe pineapple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4116) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Can. The look is a slight haze, white colored head, and orangish bright in color. The smell is toffee, caramel, a little stale, fruits, hops, grassy, and pine. The taste is pine, grass, resin, grapes, grapefuits, and ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3432) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2014
650 ML bottle thanks to Eric S. For this share. Super hazy Amber color with lasting head. Aroma is floral, pine and citrus. Pretty nice array of hop variety.

Flavor is very hop forward, pine, grapefruit and lemons with a decent malt body to provide balance. Has some zesty notes in the lingering bitterness as well. This was a very nice surprise and has a West Coast profile, very nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chadski4 (125) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Airy head that leaves tons of lacing. Dark copper color. Light resin aroma that could use a little more detail. Very interesting taste of brown sugar and molasses balanced by hop bitterness.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ipamonger (73) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2111) - 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.

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