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Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Halifax, Canada
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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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
EastCoaster (122) - USA - AUG 14, 2009
Nice Rich Golden Color, pours a good thick head that is slow to dissipate. predominant malty flavor with a pronounced floral bitterness that comes through in the finish. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hungarian_G (87) - - APR 26, 2013
Slightly cloudy copper pour with tan head. Heavy nose of resinous hops and roasted malts, with some earthiness. Nice hop bitterness, again, lots of piney flavours, and well balanced subtle sweetness. Nice bitter finish.

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenWall (54) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2008 650ml bottle. Bright golden. Incredible, smooth pillowy head. Biscuity malt overshadowed by perfumy, grassy hops. Very nice aroma. Crisp refreshing hop flavour, a very balanced bitterness. A slightly lighter body than I’d like, lacking the intensity of the hop aroma that I really want in an IPA, but it’s a delicious, balanced beer. One of my favourites in Halifax.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dashiell22 (51) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Fell in love with this one during a week-long Nova Scotia vacation. Found it nearly everywhere we went. Pine, citrus, sticky mouthfeel, followed by a long bitter finish. Tasted to me a lot like a West Coast style IPA. Fought the urge to bring a case home, something I now regret.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewnoser (28) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2005
Only in a large double bottle for now. Amber/copper colour, head retention good. Nose of some fruity yeast and citrusy form hops, British hops (guess Goldings?, but maybe also some Willamette Fuggles, and I think something else from the West Coast) Full body, indicative of the 6.5% abv, with excellent balance of hop/malt that is its strength. In the British IPA style of yore, perhaps. Rich, balanced, hoppy, an above average beer that does not allow the hop acids to burn (I’m guessing around 50 BU’s), but keeps it balanced with malt. Probably the best commercial beer ever bottled in Nova Scotia.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tvor (24) - USA - AUG 1, 2009
Nice golden colour with good head and some lacing. Hoppy, but not overwhelming. Lots of citrus flavours (grapefruit). Finishes smooth. Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick146 (18) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
Lots of flavour in this beer. Very sweet with lots of hops on the tongue. Smooth bitter aftertaste. Nice beer to try but very intense taste that could make you sick fast.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopDevil (16) - CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
Earthy hop aroma and flavor finishing with excellent hop bitterness. The malt backbone keeps this from being one dimensional yet maybe a bit thin. Not as hoppy as I’d expect for an IPA but still nice!


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