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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: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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!"


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011

Can 355ml.

Light unclear medium orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit, peachy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, orange, overripped orange, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110129]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Can 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Enjoyit. Pours a hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. Citrusy nose. Medium body, sweet fruit and citrusy hops with a massively bitter finish. 290111

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2012
Can. Pours a pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy peach aroma. Fruity malty peachy hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity peachy hoppy bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014
2014-03-16, bottle at the brewpub, 7-4-7-5-13=36
Very piney and relatively fruity, very bitter, but also heavy with the caramel and not as refreshing as it should be.

2013-01-01, draught at Manchester Public Eatery, Vancouver, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Beautiful amber color, hazy. Fresh aroma, fruity, with a hint of strawberries. Very good flavor, mix of malt, caramel and toffee; strong bitterness, with fruity character, a bit peachy. The final has a faint earthy, manure character, but it’s also a bit harsh.
Excellent as usual.

2012-08-08, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Amber color, with creamy head. Nice aroma, some toffee, hops, with a sweaty and lemony touch. Very good toffee flavor, malt, with fresh and dynamic hopping, lots of citrus fruits, some bergamot, piney resins in the end.
Excellent as usual.

2011-03-17, draught at the brewpub, 8-5-8-5-16=42
Beautiful amber color; medium sized creamy head; nice lace. Nice fruity aroma, with oranges, citrus fruits, bergamot, light mango. The body is quite lean, the mouthfeel is dry; there is a fairly good toffee flavor; the hopping is very powerful, aromatic, with a lot of hop oils; some dry resins, little fruitiness, a bit sweaty.
Great with food.

2010-03-13, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, as Red Racer IPA, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Amber color. The aroma is very nice, hoppy and fruity (mango…). Good caramel flavor, strong bitterness, very resiny, lightly fruity. The final is quite piney (it’s a bit too aggressive, but pleasant overall). Too much dark caramel in the end.

2008-07-21, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Nice copper color. Very nice hop aroma, citrusy. Good body structure, good malt and caramel flavor with an extremely citrusy hopping, grapefruit over all. The strong bitterness lasts long. Outstands all the other beers here. Excellent try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
33cl can. Thanks Stefan. Pours a clear copper with a small creamy white head. Nose is sweet of malts and hops. Buiscuit malty and fruity and floral hops. Palate is sticky and smooth. Ends dry with a somewhat undefinable hay and vegetable feel. A bit less sweetness would have been nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (12679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2011
Can, courtesy of Enjoyit. A hazy, golden-orange beer with a small, off-white head. Citrusy, sweet aroma with some pink grapefruit. Bitter flavor with citrus, pink grapefruit juice and some malty sweetness. Hints of caramel. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated. Overall, a bit sharp bitterness, but a nice beer indeed, I bet it has surprised and frightened some people expecting a pale lager when they picked their canned beer. 110129

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11905) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2011
Draught@The Alibi Room, Vanvoucer
Deep golden, almost amber color with small steady off-white head. Piney-fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Pine, pine needles, resin - big time NW hops with quite tight bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 Golden amber with a thick head. Orangey, woody citrus nose. Has some chewy stickiness but lots of hop richness and orangey notes. The finish is probably more sticky than dry, but with a little bit of both.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
(12oz can, courtesy of Nellie) Pours an amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, and grapefruit. Flavor of citrus, caramel, and grass with a somewhat dry, moderately bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2010
12oz can. Small off-white head atop lightly-hazed light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, floral, orange/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some pineapple, peach, light caramel. Medium body, light resin.


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