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Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Halifax, Canada
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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Not for the faint of heart. True India Pale Ales had to withstand long sea voyages before slaking the thirst of cranky British troops stationed in the heat of India. Bracing, bitter, higher in alcohol. Trademark Propeller quality. A full-bodied ale for full-throttle beer lovers. Drink fresh.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2006 Any first impressions?
-A veil of head remains over the clear tan-orange.
-A wooden, sandy, resinous hop perfume (Simcoe?) subtly seduces the nostrils.
-Caramel maltiness and citrusy, floral hoppiness coalesce smoothly.
-Mouthfeel and carbonation are a little lazy, but they do their job of carrying the restrained flavors.

What if you dig deeper?
-Some butterscotch appears in the nose, but not too agressively.
-A frank hop bitterness showers the finale.
-Peaches and citrus pulp ease the quaffing.
-Halfway between British and American IPA, this remains drinkable and friendly all the way through.

Bottle; produced the 2nd week of March (2006 I presume).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brufrog (15) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 30, 2006
Excellent, well balanced IPA. First REAL bottled IPA in Atlantic Canada. Screw you, Keith’s!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Thanks to 1FastSTi for the Nova Scotia connection! Clear, bright yellow pour with a short cap of white head and some patchy lacing. Floral and leafy hops provide a pleasant, but safe nose.. with caramel, toffee, and some alcohol wafting through intermittently. Flavor was also OK.. but with nothing close to exceptional going for it... caramel and toffee base with a predominantly floral bitterness. Medium bitterness and low-medium body. Slightly tacky lighter fruits at the finish. Glad to have tried it. Thanks, Blake!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Transparent and pale orangish-copper in color with a saliva spittle and dusty grey wrung to form the head. Orange rind, laundry water, wet dog, simcoe and musty hard water do little to excite from the nose. Liquid farce is a watered down flavor. Hops barely bare their teeth, subsiding with citric oranges and sweet papaya. Mild carbonation merely masks a wishy-washy failsafe tenement. An uninspiring pale ale, but thanks to 1FastSTi for sharing, nonetheless.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
From jerc. The beer pours to a glowing orangish copper body with a nice white head. The aroma is very English. Caramel, butterscotch, English hops. The flavor is caramel, floral English hops. Light butterscotch. The palate was moderate at best. A disappointment.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2536) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2006
light gold color small whtie head. Smells of passion fruit & light sweet citrus w/ a carmel back. Palte is only avg. Flavor is a sweet light malt hitns of tropical fruits no real bitterness. Reminded me of a weak try at exponential hoppiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Bottle 650 ml. Appearance: Deep golden with small tan head. Aroma: sweet toasty malts, hops, citrus. Flavor: toasty malt, floral hop. Thank OKbeer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
Sample at DougShoemaker’s 2005 December gathering - bottle courtesy of jerc & OKBeer via mr_kimchee. It was OK for Canada. significant hops and malt. Bitter finish, citrus aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
Bright golden-bronze colour. Light and clean with a good dose of English hops in the nose. Woody, leafy hop character with light baguette notes and background fruitiness (kiwi, pear). Not really a classic IPA but it is a pretty good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
650 ml bomber courtest of OKBeer. Late November, 2005 bottling. Deep golden beer. Strong cascade type hop aroma, some nice sweet toasty malts backing it up. Flavour is a bit bready. Well balanced, sweet grapefruit and orange citrus flavour over some light sweet malt. Bready mouthfeel. Tasty but the bitterness could definitely be ramped up about 10 IBUs.


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