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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   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.


Tessic's rating

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tessic (842) - Brantford, Ontario, - OCT 8, 2012
This Pale ale poured a medium amber colour with a big, frothy, very light tan head. To the nose there are scents of bread, grassy hops and cream. First sip had a deliciously creamy mouthfeel with flavours of caramel and grassy hops. Finish was lightly bitter with hay flavours lingering.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
punkska101 (903) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichardW (1520) - 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

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lizardking3 (105) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hammy78 (739) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ametras (416) - 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.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
TheRatKing (116) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sudomorph (619) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Reimer96 (1228) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of light caramel and sweet malts with some fruity esthers and light earthy/grassy hops. Taste is much of the same and not bold like an epa should be... Needs more hop and caramel malt flavors.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Fruity malt aroma. Clear orange color with a medium wore head. Mild bitter beginning that gets sweet in the finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kaser (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Had this for dessert at breakfast on Memorial Day. The stout was much better. This is awful. Tastes a little but better than urine I have to guess


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