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Dix India Pale Ale

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Dix India Pale Ale
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Formerly brewed at Dix BBQ & Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Editor’s Note: The recipe for this changes batch-to-batch on the brewer’s whim. ABV and IBU will vary, as will the hops.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2010
On tap at the Alibi Room. Advertised as DIX is Dead IPA, since they recently went out of business. Pours copper in color with a dusty off-white head and a surprising amount of carbonation. Smells of hops and biscuity malts. Tastes of both with added notes of caramel. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2010
Minimal tenacious head clings to a rich amber-rose IPA. Potent floral and grapefruit hop aroma with hints of biscuits, caramel and pineapple. Wonderful bitter taste, citrus fruits, hints of caramel. A warming alcohol finish and viscous mouthfeel. I loved nursing this IPA. A definite contender for best IPA in BC, up there with the Central City Red Racer IPA.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mcberko (7052) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
On tap at Dix Brewery, pours a hazy golden. Aroma of light hops and citrus. Flavour is quite offensive, I must say, at least in the pint I had. Pungent, unbalanced hops with a very foul maltiness to it. Maybe mine was tainted?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2097) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2009
On tap. Dark amber brew with a large, thick darker off white creamy head and just a crap load of lacing. The aroma is mainly caramel and soft fruit (orange, grapefruit, lemon). Man, does this beer have a bite or what. Grapefruit... lots of unsweetened grapefruit and tons of GF after taste, apricots, rich malts, lemon, bread, red apple shine, pin. Very easy drinking! Smooth with an obviously large hop presence that just slays the ’buds. Excellent brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
On tap. Slightly cloudy golden amber beer with lasting foamy head. Leaves lots of lace. Well carbonated. This beer is mainly about the strong hops. Initial aroma is very much like grapefruit. The hops also have a sgrapefruit bitterness. This beer tastes very fresh. Excellent IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: IPA
Date: September 06, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with an abundance of citrus hops
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, crystal sweetness, lots of citrus hops with a nice fruity orange
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
On draught at the DIX BBQ & Brewery in downtown Vancouver, BC. Pours a clear caramel copper brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and lacing. Aroma of mostly grapefruit and citrus zest, a hint of caramel and some tropical fruit. Taste is medium bodied, has mostly grapefruit and citrus flavors with a hint of caramel malt. Finish has a mild bitterness with a dry grapefruit flavor overpowers most other flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5772) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2008
Tap a few years back. Peachy citrus aroma. Bubbly orange amber, off-white creamy head. Light sparkly body. Citric hop finish, grassy dry aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3077) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2008
Glass, draught, drank on site on July 27 2008; eye: caramel brown, tiny ring of head, clear, no effervescence, no lacing; nose: hops, caramel, grapefruit, dirty socks; mouth: hops, grapefruit, finale in astringent caramel with a hint of grapefruit, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, mild astringency, medium-full body, not much carbonation; overall: quite likable FRANÇAIS Verre, en fût, bue sur place le 27 juillet 2008; oeil : brune caramel, petit anneau de mousse, claire, pas d’effervescence, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon, caramel, pamplemousse, petit chausson sale; bouche : houblon, pamplemousse, finale en caramel astringent avec une pointe de pamplemousse, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, astringence moyenne, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée; en résumé : bien aimé

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2010 2010-03-25, cask gravity at the brewpub, with Centennial and Sterling hops, 64 IBU, 7.5% ABV, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Cloudy amber color; sparse bubbles, more than being a thin whole layer. Very nice fruity hop aroma, apricots; lightly earthy and cheesy. Lovely toffee flavor, with just the required residual sweetness; smooth mouthfeel; powerful hopping, yet well integrated, resiny and partially fruity (bitter oranges). Long final, it gets extremely bitter. Perfect example of American IPA.

2008.07-16, draught at the brewpub, 8% ABV, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Copper color, with a creamy head. Quite nice hop aroma, grassy, earthy and a bit fruity too. Good caramel flavor, with a smooth and round mouthfeel and a good body strength; it has a powerful hopping, well aromatic, with a lot of hop oils. Good, at last.


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