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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: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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 IPAs were originally made in the 1800’s in England with extra hops and alcohol to survive the long sea voyage from England to India for the troops there and became so popular for the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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2968) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
On tap at Beaus Oktoberfest. Sweet strawberries and pineapple aroma, with moderate sweet light caramel malt. Hazy dark gold under a persistent, lacy, white sheet. Grapefruit and resinous flavour balanced perfectly by light caramel malt backbone, which is likewise balanced by an assertive grapefruit peel bitterness. Medium light body, medium carbonation, crisp with bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JunctionCat (30) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
My fav beer at the brewpub. Always fresh, such a big grapefruit aroma and punch - goes with their amazing food. Clean bitter finish leaves me wanting another every time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2016
Tap at Indie Alehouse in Toronto. Hazy amber with scattered off-white head leaving strong lace. Really sweet, dried and sugared tropical fruits, peach and mango, a bit cactusy even, aroma and flavour. Sweet with a mojito and cactus bitterness - this works really well together with the tropical fruits character. Doesn’t appear as too mawkish sweet luckily. Nice crispiness. Lovely brew, I’m a sucker for stuff like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2360) - , 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 (3139) - 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 (1616) - 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 (2533) - 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 (6729) - 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.

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