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Brewed by Merchant Ale House / Murray Street Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Saint Catharines, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
Best of tasting, probably the best beer in the place. Fresh IPA. Grapefruit colour, aroma, and taste. Dry leaf you can taste, but malty backbone makes this very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
Deep amber pour with a little bit of white head. The aroma is quite citrusy and a little bit fruity. A touch of light bitterness on the finish. Slightly oxidized with a touch of light bitterness. It's an okay IPA but the bitter is a better brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2008 2008-07-19. Hazy orange amber, modest creamy off-white head. Pithy citrus aroma, light note of seeds. (7+) Same in the flavour, blunt but pleasant citrusy hop character. (7+) Average plus palate. Damn! Where did this come from? Theres no question that this scored a point or two higher after sampling a lackluster series of their lesser brews first, but this was rather nice. 7+/3/7+/3/15 3.5 Draft at the brewpub

August 2005. Dark orangey amber, small white head. Fruity, malty aroma, muted sweet orange. Pleasantly bitter, moderately resiny quality. More bitter than the ESB but less pronounced hoppy/citrusy flavours. Average palate. Enjoyable. 6/3/7/3/15 - 3.4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6769) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2009
On tap at the Merchant Ale House. Pours a hazy orange hued amber with a medium sized tanned beige head. Big pine and citrus aromas. Medium bodied, light caramel, nice grapefruit tones, a slight off note of mineral and metal. Finishes up with a long grapefruit bitterness with a faint hint of caramel. Pretty solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
[1543-20080719] Tap. Brown paper bag hops aroma has fruity citrus hints. Hazy, light brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Juicy bitter citrus hops flavour is not initially assertive but grows so with more sips. Medium body. Very nice hoppy brew.
(@ Merchant Ale House; St. Catherines, ON)
Overheard: "This is (their) best... by far."

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 17, 2005
Amber, creamy average top. Light sweet nose. Not much like an IPA. Creamy body, very smooth with subdued hop character. Think of smooth - creamy ale with medium bitterness. Earthy finish, suggest use of British hops, more like ESB?

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Had @ the Merchant Ale House in St Catherines, Canada - drinking this beer on draft .. . deep amber .. really great foam .. . deep bitter sap .. . a touch odd- just ok .. . i wanna gangbang these girly bartenders, no tip!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (2953) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
On tap, at the brewpub in St. Catharines. Dark orange pour, frothy/creamy white head. Nice subtle grapefruit aroma. Really nice balanced hoppy taste, medium bodied, and a decent malt base. A real session brew full of flavour and easily one of the best IPA’s Ontario has to offer. Nice job.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2387) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2005
On tap at the Merchant Ale House. Amber-orange in colour, thin light beige coloured head. The aroma was of sweet floral hops, some light caramel malts, a bit of lemon and orange. The flavour was of light citrus (oranges mainly), some cantaloupe, flroal hops, earthy malts. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, light carbonation. Finishes sweet, lingering and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2340) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
I enjoyed this IPA, it had a nice hoppie tastem quite fruity. If I had to guess I would say they use a different hop for their main hop in the beer then most other IPA’s I have had, it was a different IPA but it fit great for the style


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