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Indie Alehouse Instigator Pale Ale

Brewed by Indie Alehouse Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
A key beer in the craft beer revolution. IPAs were originally made in the 1800’s in England with extra hops and alcohol to survive the long sea voyage from England to India for the troops there and became so popular for the refreshing bitter taste that the rest of the world soon caught on. When home brewers started experimenting in the 1970’s and 80’s this style led the way and today it is the most popular style of craft beer. Ours is an ‘homage to those first craft brewers that went looking for trouble.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2159) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
(bottle) clear, bright orange amber colour with a medium tall beige head; aroma of stewed fruit, grapefruit; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoseGambrinus (16) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Solid west coast ipa. Great aromas, of pine, resin, grapefruit. Flavour is bold and bitter with a creamy mouthfeel. Top 10 Ontario IPA for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2984) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
Thanks to my sis for this. Pours cloudy gold with a small white top. Aroma is small flower hop and earth malt. Would like the aromas pumped up. Taste though makes up for it as the floral and citrus hops punches you in the face with a nice biscuit malt that balances it out. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Whatup14 (1410) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
Bouteille 500ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur orange légèrement voilée, mousse beige pâle onctueuse et persistante laissant une épaisse dentelle. Arôme de houblon résineux, malt, agrumes, pêche, alcool. Goût de houblon résineux, orange, malt, amertume moyenne. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2398) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
500 mL bottle from the brewery. Up there with Thrust! as one of the best Ontario IPAs. Great hop complexity, with citrus, pine and resin all making distinct appearances. A hint of sweetness from the malt. Excellent bitterness. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
500 ml bottle from the brewery Pours super hazy orange strong piney citrus aroma nicely balanced sweetness vs hop bitterness as good as any west coast ipa out there

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a murky apricot color with a small foamy white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tropical fruit and perfume. The flavor was tropical fruits, citrus, perfume and was fairly sweet. Long cactus and tropical fruit finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (744) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
Cloudy amber pour with a nice thick white head. Flowery aroma with some malts. Body is medium and the bitterness is well balanced, a bit of veggie taste, nice strong beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2417) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Tap at brewery bar - as Instigator IPA. Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Nice, sweet orange sherbet aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light veg, mango, pine, candy, orange lemon, light caramel... Nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5689) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle: Poured a hazy amber color ale with large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral citrus notes with light resin notes is quite enjoyable. Taste is dominated by floral citrus notes with light residual sugar notes and light bitterness notes in the finale. Body is full for style with good carbonation. Nice hops flavours with well-balanced bitterness makes for a fine IPA.

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