Granville Island Irish Red
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Formerly brewed at Granville Island (Taproom - MolsonCoors)
Style: Irish Ale
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This unique beer style may be one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. Toffee-like in aroma, malty in flavour and copper in colour, Irish Red finishes clean and smooth, with a hint of Northwest hops to help get your Craic on when you’re not in Ireland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2419) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
Surprisingly good little session brew. The pour is a light amber with a thin horrible looking head with some nice lacing rings. The nose has mild caramel, toasty and nutty malts with a mild hop note. The first sip has nutty and caramel malt sweetness and a few hop notes towards the finish. Well balanced and better than I expected overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (3132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
650 ml bottle. Bought at Firefly. Copper orange color. Pours clear with little head. Caramel aroma with some hops. Light caramel and malt taste, nice hop finish though somewhat metallic

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
(650 ml bottle) Purchased from Liquor Plus Douglas for $5.99. Pours a large almond coloured head atop a deep orange body. Good hop front and malt base. All round a pretty solid north american Irish Red. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1242) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
On tap at the tasting room in Vancouver. Copper colour. Happier than expected. Very nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
A - Malt and citrus A - Amber brown T -Sour/sweet M - Medium body and soft

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1935) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
Clear red copper, foamy off white head settles and lasts. Aroma of grassy piney hops and faint caramel malt. Surprisingly pine citrus hop forward taste, mildly sweet malts take a backseat. Becomes a bit thin and watery halfway through. Softly carbed, medium-light bodied, medium hopped. Flattens out a bit. Lightly bitter dry finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Can at Endo’s, thanks to MJ, 11/11/14. Hazed amber with reddish hues topped with a good size light beige covering. Nose is caramel, fruit peel, nutty, sweet malt, light plastic. Taste comprises mellow fruits, biscuit, caramel malt, light apple orchard, toffee apple. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Adequate for they style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (2646) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
Pours a clear reddish/brown with quick-fading creamy white head. Aromas are hoppy and floral. Flavours hoppy and herbacious. Palate is thin and slightly watery. Not bad, but pretty one note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
sparkling amber,small beige head. Small bead. Neutral nose.Light malt profile with a medium, very late hop finish. Nice lacing

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
brleo (78) - - SEP 1, 2013
I love Granville Island - in my opinion, they make some of the tastiest beers in BC. But this particular entry is insulting to Irish beer. Yuck. No beer in Ireland that I have ever had has the amount of hops that this thing does; on the contrary, Irish beers are known for their maltiness. This tastes like some trendy Phillips beer - jacked up with as much hops as can be stuffed into the bottle, while still looking like a Smithwick’s. A terrible beer, nothing like a real Irish red ale.

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