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Brewed by Mt. Begbie Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Revelstoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A generously hopped IPA, balanced by a diabolical blend of rich specialty malts and pure mountain water. A wicked ale that leaves you lusting for more!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1074) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
650mL room temperature bottle into a tulip This is my kind of aroma, flowery, spicy, caramel, and mango. It pours a beautiful clear amber colour with a nice sized tan head. After letting it sit for a few minutes, the head shrinks to 1/2 a centimeter and remains for a long time. Starts sweet but ends bitter. Some of the caramel and floweriness comes through in the taste. Light and thin body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Compared with the beers I can get in my local area, this is a fine IPA, perhaps a session beer, but in no way is it outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (707) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
Pours a clear reddish amber with lingering film of white head. Tropical hop aroma - big time passion fruit, backed up with peach. Taste is quite impressively bitter and aromatic to open, moving to a dry bittersweet finish. Pleasant drink with very nice fruitiness - could benefit from a bit more malt presence.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (1995) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottled sample. Dark orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of caramel, pine sap, and candied orange peel. Caramel and pale malts upfront on the palate, along with notes of black pepper, lemon, and wood. Moderately bitter finish. Too malt heavy for me, but not bad overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1844) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
Interesting IPA. Pours a maple syrup colour with creamy white head. Smells like pine, grapefruit, a touch of juicy tropical fruit, and some interesting smoky/woody/ savory aromas. Nice smooth palate. Malty start, not too sweet, milder bitter finish...all around interesting ipa that I enjoyed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oakbluff (419) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
Bomber- very clear copper, one finger fizzy white head and lacing. Nose- slightly surprised to find some resinous piney notes- has potential. Mixed in with that nice hop is cracker and caramel. Taste- caramel and toasty cereals. A bit watered down. That hop nose doesn’t carry forward all that strong in taste and is more in the background. Certainley a very well balanced ipa, but not to my preference. Slightly sweet finish. Sessionable yes, depth of flavour and mouthfeel - not so much. Decent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (595) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
This is the sort of IPA I like. Not crazy bitter, but with plenty of sweet malts and honey. Aroma of grapefruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2303) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 Citrusy aroma. Attractive amber colour with last foamy white head, nice lacing. Not overly bitter, actually quite malty and sweet. Nice.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Harihari (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012 does not count
Not your typical hop-head bomb. Delicate, with a fantastically citrusy nose. Along with Inversion, this is one of my North American favorites.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1324) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
Clear light amber, fading foamy off white head. Piney citrus hop aroma. Crisp resiny hop taste, some citrus notes, low malt background. Average carbonation. Finishes hoppy, dry and bitter. Hopiliscious! LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3479) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2012
Clear copper of color with an off white head. An aroma of hops, citrus, grapefruit, weak caramel and bread. A flavor of caramel, bread and hops.


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