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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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First brewed by Okanagan Spring in 1989, Extra Special Pale Ale is BC’s original pale ale and first craft brand. Clear and copper coloured, it’s fruity on the palate, hearty in hops, and firm in body with a nice dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (138) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
341ml bottle poured into a snifter around 6 degrees. Pours a clear copper topped by a finger of lacy white head. The nose is grainy and grassy with a slght roasted nuts back end. The taste is once again grainy with the hops coming through nicely with the roasted malts. The density is interesting and the finish is pretty fry. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DomD (112) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured from bottle. Aroma of bread and cereal. Pours a clear golden with white head. Taste is medium bitter. Light to medium body with oily texture. An fine brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RickTheRick (487) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Une mousse plus ou moins persistante se pose sur une robe cuivrée et assez limpide. Des céréales grillées, du caramel brûlé et des houblons terreux forment un bouquet très ordinaire. La platitude se répète en bouche, la bière étant trop sucrée pour être appréciable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
punkska101 (1030) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle left by my uncle A: caramel, earthy hop, cooked vegetables app: clear dark copper white head good lacing.T/p:med body short bitter finish. O: bof. Macro character aroma is off.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichardW (1576) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
On tap. Artificial light syrup and bready aroma. Some almond flavouring and a soft lightly sweetened palate. Bit of a nothing beer really

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lizardking3 (153) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a nice deep copper color, hardly and carbonation though. Smells VERY malty... not what I expected on a "pale ale". Taste is sweet at first, like carmelized corn syrup. Transitions to the hops, but it’s all resin bitterness and no hop oils for flavor or aroma. Clean drink mostly, but not a pale ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hammy78 (790) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
Can. Copper, white fluffy head. Smells grainy, and rather bland. Tastes even more bland. Beats drinking macro piss lager I guess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ametras (536) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap. Clear copper with a frothy white head. Flavors are caramel, leaves and toasted malts with earthy and fruity notes. Light body, moderate to high carbonation, thin texture.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
When I see the words ’pale ale’, I develop this biased expectation that involves a rich, resiny hops flavour. This doesn’t have it. Looks lovely with a dark amber colour, but it tastes like cardboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sudomorph (743) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
On tap at Gate 403. Pours a clear caramel with a thin off white head that leaves rings of lacing, and mild carbonation. Aroma has mild notes of caramel, and fruity esters. Taste is balanced. Mild toasted bready with slight caramel, fruit esters, and a mild aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly creamy in the mouth with a semi dry finish. Overall pretty tasty and easy drinking.

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