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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: 414   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 Brewmasterís choice. "Cheers!"


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vir4030 (489) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Quite possibly the smoothest IPA Iíve had. Whoa, nelly. Stop the ride. Not too strong, just a good flavor. Maybe a bit floral, but thatís okay. Got the bite, but itís really mellow and fits in well with the other flavors. Consider this temporary until I have another. I donít take my 5.0ís lightly. -1 for overcarbonating so much that every can explodes when opened. Itís a waste of beer. As much as I love this beer, itís a waste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
deethe (2) - - APR 3, 2012 does not count
This has to be my favorite IPA. Itís the finish that sets this one apart: the hop flavor just pops as it lingers and evolves and eventually fades. Beautiful!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
luconis (3) - CANADA - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
orange, clear, rocky head, white foam, medium bitterness, long finish, full body, herbs, woody,

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Papillon (363) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
355 mL Can. Gold - amber fizzy body with a thick and tenacious frothy head leaving foamy ribs as the beer is sipped. Grapefruit rind, lemon, clover, and intense resiny hops titillate the nose -Iím maxed out here. Sweet malts, quickly get taken over by intense resiny "grapefruit rind" hops tapering to a long bitter hop finish that seems to have a wee hint of clover. This is another example of a beer style I sometimes like better than a lot of Belgians. Gotta love those grapefruits ;)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
This is an excellent, easily on of the best Iíve had in awhile. Aggressively hopped, lots of grapefruit and grass, but very well balanced. A perfect combination of bitter and sweet. Iíd love to be able to try this again. Bought in Toronto in spring, 2013.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sitronbus (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2006
2 liter growler I took home. Amber coloured with small head, fades fast with good lace. Medium bodied with strong citrus nose & bitterness. Well balanced. Good bitterness but not WA over the top.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
roflyer (8) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2010 does not count
floral, spruce, citrusy, pale, light body, very bitter, medium sourness, lively, long finish. This is a really great IPA. The best one Iíve had in BC. It is reminiscent of Surly Furious of Minneapolis, MN.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2010
From a can - thatís right a beautiful IPA from a can. This is, simply put, a beautiful IPA. If you like hops and nicely bitter IPAís, then youíll love this beer. This falls into one of my favorite IPAís, and iím a hop head...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lalu (40) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
Aroma is all hop goodness.Citrus and pine are very assertive. Pale amber, really nice head when poured properly. A bit more balanced towards bitterness than malt. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. This is one of the best IPA made in Canada. Definitely West Coast style. I love it!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Can. Reddish-golden hue with limited head. tangerine, hoppy to the nose. Citrusy and somewhat suprisingly flavorful; has the chops to compete straight up vs. Bells Hopslam for my affections, though kind of like the trailer park version. Impressive and clearly worth putting in regular rotation. This is the definition of the perfect lawn mower beer.


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