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Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Halifax, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frothmeister (544) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
650ml bottle. Pours a clear amber, with an off-white head. The aromas are very faint, with very little hop presence on the nose, but for some reason big notes of apple juice, with some caramel. Starts slightly sweet, with some toffee, apple notes, and a decent whack of hops. Something about this beer seems slightly muted, like the flavours should be bigger, but aren’t. It kind of feels like it’s missing its middle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeistAlmighty (1110) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
341ml bottle. The Propeller hops dominate this beer from start to finish. When you can taste anything else its pine and maybe a little citrus. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
This pours a dark golden color with a small soapy white head, it also a few small spots of lacing. On the nose I am getting a little citrus notes and a little carmel In the flavor category, I can say it is some what off for an IPA. It has some big malt upfront. I am picking up some carmel, toffee notes. It has some grapefruit and hints of pine. I also get some warmth from the alcohol. It finishes with a long lingering bitterness and a burning sensation. I had been hearing such positive things from these guys. I felt it was a let down. I felt the longer I drank this the less I wanted it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
Single bottle purchased from Zyn Liqour in Calgary, AB on 06/24/2011. Colour: Slightly dark yellow with low head. Nose: dry hops, dijon mustard, ancient deadfall wood, brisk citurs (grapefruit?). Taste: Light sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Strict and to the point. No caramel or toffee undertones to lighten up the bite of the hops - this one is pure pine pleasure. Some dark cocoa notes muttle about. Finish is bitter and hop dominant. Completion of this beer makes you feel like a job well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle, Very malty for an IPA, it is a little citrusy. I found the first few sips some what bad. But as I drank more I began to enjoy it a far bit. It had a decent bitterness to it. Overall good and easy drinking stuff that I would have again

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2011
Clear amber and orangey colour with a one finger head that turns into a sticky ring of lace. The aroma is spicy, piney, and floral but not quite as potent as I have experienced in other American IPAs. The taste is more assertive with some hints of toffee and strong citrus. There is nice bitter finish to each sip. This beer goes down quite smooth. This is one of the more well balanced IPAs I’ve enjoyed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (2607) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On tap at Propeller in Halifax. Pours out golden topped with a tall fluffy head. Aroma was of citrus hops, grape fruit juice, light pine, and a good amount of toast. Taste was more of the grapefruit citrus hops, some lemon zest and a good malt backbone. Not a over the top IPA just a casual drinker.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Pint off tap from hotel bar in Truro NS. Aroma was nice and flavor good at first. As I drank the pint it became less desirable though. The hops were there , just in a intrusive not balanced sort of way. Still a drinkable beer though, just not one I would get get again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grwido (57) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottled. Golden colour with white/orange head. Sweet floral,fruity, hoppy smell. Flavour is sweet, with a nice bitter finish. Overall this is a good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2914) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2010
Brown bottle, 650 ml, purchased at the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, savoured on November 25 2010; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, nice off-white head that turns into a tiny sheet, lots of lacing; nose: lightly resinous hops, grapefruit, slight orange, slight grain; mouth: lightly resinous hops, light malt, orange, slight grapefruit, light malt, finale in resinous hops with light presence of orange, medium body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 650 ml, achetée à la Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, savourée le 25 novembre 2010; œil : dorée, claire, pas d’effervescence, bonne mousse blanc cassé qui se transforme en une petite couverture, beaucoup de dentelle; nez : houblon légèrement résineux, pamplemousse, très léger orange, très léger grain; bouche : houblon légèrement résineux, léger malt, orange, très léger pamplemousse, léger malt, finale en houblon résineux avec légère présence d’orange, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien


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