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

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RATINGS: 141   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1428) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle via OKbeer. A solid and stable example of an IPA. nose is butterscotch covered hops....yeah I know. A deep amber with a finger thick oily tannish head. Settles with dense fine lacing to a dozen lilly pad carbonation points. Three separate waves of hops hit the tounge from start to finish. Body is medium. a nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
The Propeller brewery always pleases me. This one pours a nice penny color with a very small but lasting head. This brew doesn’t lace the glass. I think it is a bit too tame. Should have everything as is but up the intensity on it all.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cirrhosis (1214) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2009
Bright copper body with a small white cap. Citrusy hoppy aroma with toffee and apple. Taste is watered down with a soapy citrus hop flavour. The bitterness is very noticeable but not over the top. Leather starts to appear in the finish, could use more malt character. Good brew to just sit a drink but it’s a bellow average IPA and not worth the 20$ a sixer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1309) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Thanks to OKBeer for this Canadian gem. Pour is beautiful copper color with minimal white head. Aroma is hops and bubblegum up front with malt, grapefruit hops, and yeast in back. Flavor is hops, malt, oregano, and yeast with a mild chemical background. Finish is crisp and refreshing. Solid stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
[1899-20081213] 1pt6floz bottle. Grainy hops aroma has a hint of citrus and wood. Clear, red orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and thick lacing. Heavy grainy hops flavour has some bitter citrus pips. Medium-full body. Nice and drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2009
Amber, thin white head,lacing on glass. Smells a bit rotten,some hops, strong hoppy flavour,bitter

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
341ml bottle acquired in trade with Sammy (thanks for checking this one off my want list!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of floral, earthy, light citrus, and light caramel. Tastes of floral, citrus, and lighter earthiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bright golden, clear, white head with lacing. Bright, happy hops in the nose. Fruity and inviting. Soft, nice mouthfeel. Sweet malt body with hops kissing every sip--a fine balance. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1913) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2008
341 mL bottle. Copper-orange with a quickly diminishing head. Hops are used well for aroma, but the beer could use a little more hop flavour and bitterness. It’s a nice beer, but it just doesn’t stand up to some of the big boys. Very drinkable, though, and a useful beer for introducing others to the style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2452) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
341 ml bottle from NSLC. Pours hazy orangey gold with a thin white head. Very strong citrus hop nose with some sweetness and a sharp hoppy taste. Soft to moderate carbonation with a bitter finish.


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