Brewed by Fernie Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Fernie, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Next up in the FBC craft queue, is the launch of Fernie Brewing Co.’s new IPA Series. Four distinctive and different IPA’s releasing over the next year in 650ml bottles, the first one being Rockpile Red IPA. “Our strongest and hoppiest ale offering yet, at 7.2% alc./vol. and 75 IBU,” describes Murray Pask, FBC’s Big Cheese. “We selected Admiral, Ahtanum and Chinook Hops for their fine characteristics, with the use of Caramel and Crystal Malts bringing about the Malt balance in Rockpile Red IPA. Truly a profusion of flavour to entice your taste buds. It’s not for the faint of heart, but definitely a beer for your bucket list!” - See more at: http://fernie.com/blog/2013/10/fernie-brewing-kicks-off-craft-beer-month/#sthash.N65rPY5J.dpuf

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Dark amber almost brown. Light head and lacing. Smells like beer; promise of malt and hops. Strong alcohol note and thick body. Solid malt and hop with alcohol in the finish. I wanted to dismiss it but as I went through the big bottle it stood up for itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle from Boundary Crossing Liquor Store, Vancouver
Dark amber color with medium sized head. The aroma offers nice biscuity malts, some cereals too. Good body strength, lean mouthfeel; it has a nice malt flavor, caramel, and an evident biscuity side; light residual sweetness, good bitterness level.
Balanced, clean, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1071) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Bomber. Clear deep dark copper, foamy tan head settles and mostly fades. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, citrus, fruity, floral. Taste is heavy sweet caramel dark roast up front, citrus grapefruit pine hop bitterness behind. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. A more robust winter warmer IPA, which makes it: NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Masterkush7 (381) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
from bottle. pours a brilliant dark red. this is a decent ipa. i perfer it over fernies other offering the lone wolf. a more malty ipa with decent hop bitterness. an enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
not bad quite a bit different then what i expected tasted more like a traditional red ale from a pub low carb nice dark color medfium head but a solid taste either way

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6164) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle, shared with GCDP. Deep auburn body with a robust off white head that shows good retention and laces handsomely. Aroma is sweet over-ripe fruits and caramel. The palate is heavy with crystal malt sweetness, but there is a generous hop load here that offers some balance. In the end, this would be a tad too sweet for me to handle a full bottle to myself, but it is a great execution of this popular "sub-style". Keep it up Fernie!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2386) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
650ml brown bottle. Reddish amber pour, clear. Sturdy and creamy off white cap. Nose has some candy sweetness, caramel and light citrus hop. Taste has caramel, bit of nut malt, light earth. Finishes with earthy notes, some leafy hop, lingering sweetness and a bit of citrus. and pine. Average body and carbonation. Overall ok, close to something i would like, but doesnt quite get there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (2032) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle - Caramel malts and resin. Clear amber with a decent beige head. Bitter resin and malt with a long bitter finish. As it warms gets a bit grainy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
Coppper.fast fading beige head.Light nose of sweetmalt/citrus hops.Sweet malt fore,cereal grain in mid,medium hop bitterness in finish. I like it !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3oz sample from bottle from Curtis from Fernie brewing. I committed to 3 cases of 650ml bombers after tasting it if that means anything to you. Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy overtones, piney, lemon zesty and cookie dough malt. Taste is more of the same, dry piney citrusy hops and pastry malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious. I love admiral hops though btw, so I guess that is a caveat for this review.

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