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Noble Pig Imperialist Pig English Style IPA
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Brewed by Noble Pig Brewhouse
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Kamloops, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A traditional English Indian Pale Ale that is reminiscent of the beers shipped to India from England in the 1850′s. Heavily hopped with five separate additions of American Amarillo, Citra and Cascade hops. This straw coloured IPA is well balanced and will leave you wanting more… be carfull as the ale come with a traditional alcohol content of 6.5%


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2070) - Assat, Alberta, - FEB 7, 2013
Nothing like a pint 3 seconds after the pub opens. And I’m listening to Nyet Nyet Soviet - I had this song in Powerplay 80 on K-tel records. Caramel, apricots, smells thick. My nose is a bit stiffed up so I’m missing out on the finer qualities. Lime, citrus. It’s got pretty good that - very robust. Huge zing to this and a heavy spice level. Sweet caramel, peachy, pepperish, chewy. I dig but I don’t think this is a multiple all night drinker. Red apple skin. Solid malty after taste with fruity lingerings.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Amber and bright, brassy amber malt nose, earthy character, low bitterness for style. Hops are subtle, a little berryish and that’s about it. Not really IPA but decent amber/apa on the malty side.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6311) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
On tap at Noble Pig, pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is light on the hops with biscuity malt and a very light dry hoppiness. Flavour is rather sharp, with herbal hops, a little British tinge to it, and crisp crackery malt. Decent balance, with a good astringency on the finish. Solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1217) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
Tasting Fight @ The Brewhouse, sample # 3:Clear paler orange yellow, fading off-white foam. Fruity citrus hop aroma. Lightly bitter citrus fruity hop taste, slightly floral and herbal, mellow caramel malt. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, moderately hopped. Clean and easy. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (942) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Draft to taster Mango, papaya, grapefruit, orange, lychee, flowers and resin. Clear light amber with a long lasting creamy thin white head. Taste is up front and in your face bitter but then light syrupy sweet and then to a light bitter papaya.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3909) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 Draft - Floral sweet orange hops. Thick of white head and clear dark copper. Hops stand out with the orange and pine dominating followed by some sweetness to round out and an appropriate amount of bitterness. All the ingredients are there, but for some reason aren’t in harmony as they should be. I like it for a local brew, but it is just missing something.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4240) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
Tap@Noble Pig brewhouse, Kamloops, Canada. Vibrant amber coloured beer with a strong head. The aroma is pretty well hopped, and the flavour is very well hopped with floralness. Overall a good well flavoured hopped and dry IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
Pint on tap at the brewhouse pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some thin spotty lacing on the glass. Mild citrusy hop aroma with hints of caramel. Taste is a bold citrusy hop bitterness with a nice malty sweet balance. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. A rather enjoyable IPA which is pleasing to the tastebuds.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangorush (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011 does not count
Overall I thought it was a well crafted and clean IPA, for me personal I would had enjoyed a bit more hop aromas, but it was very well balances

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011
Sample glass. Dark amber almost copper. Quiet scent for IBUs. Brittish in balance but hops do pick up nicely from front to back. Very drinkable.


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