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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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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1888) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2014
650 ml bottle from "Rothís Sunnyslope Market" in S.Salem. $4.99 as Red Betty IPA. Pours a darker orange than is usual for style with a large thick and frothy off white head. Very strong resiny/citric hop aromas..getting some juicy fruitiness..papaya? mango? nice stuff. Flavour also has deep hoppiness..a bit more "dank" and PNW than the nose and also PNW style with strong caramel malts. Good thick/medium palate low to medium carbonation and pleasing long lasting bitter after taste. Overall a very nice PNW IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1978) - 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 (9) - 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 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 (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 (98) - 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 (1147) - 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 (996) - 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 (568) - 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 (1778) - Quťbec, 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.


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