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

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common

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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (381) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MunBro (373) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
This was a pretty good IPA. Fresh tasting hops, biscuity malt profile, and a nice balance between the two.

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 doesnít lace the glass. I think it is a bit too tame. Should have everything as is but up the intensity on it all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2007
22 oz bottle. rich orange, gold with foamy white head (some lacing). aroma of oats and grass. flavor is malt, bitter hop, slight citrus tart, some pine. bitter is dominant but is well balanced and leaves room for subtle grass and citrus notes to come through. this is a great ipa. stands more on the dry, bitter hop than the floral and it works well. tight carb - nice palate. its nice to taste an ipa with a solid malt backbone and not overwhelmingly floral. the 6.5 seals the deal. solid beer for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours amber with a frothy, light tan head. Aroma of pine, caramel, citrus rind, bubble gum. Taste is fairly malty up front with a lot of caramel, nicely balancing out a firm, clean hop finish. This is one of the best Canadian IPAs Iíve had!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hidden_Pooch (320) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Not a bad IPA, but I will usually go for Garrison, when Iím in Halifax. She is pretty juicy in the citrus and resin department. More hops than malt, so it isnít as balanced as i would like, but still really good. Has a strong face puckering bitter after taste, which I enjoy sometimes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (317) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Really digging this IPA and itís big pine and resin blast, both in the nose and the tongue-o. Itís a curiously light orangey-yellow with a thin ivory noggin. I really enjoy the bold flavour of this olí gal and could happily have a light sesh on her. A nice chewy and lightly greasy mouthfeel make this a wonderful chomper of an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guil0000 (266) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2009 Pour is penny color with a small white head . Nose is citrus. Flavour is lots of hops and some cirtus fruity notes. Bitter ending but not over the top. Very enjoyable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
A: Poured with quite a large, frothy white head. Not only was that surprising, but the head had great lasting power, and left behind nice, sticky lacing. Body is clear and sparkling, and a lovely dark-orange color. S: Aroma is quite impressive as well... average hops, with hints of lemon, lime, and pine. T: Moderately bitter and lightly acidic, the hops hit you at the end and stay with you for a bit. Not crazy bitter, but definitely enough so you know itís there. Quite good. D: Wow, very impressive. Propeller has a real winner here; Iíll definitely buy this on a fairly regular basis to always have some on hand.

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.


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