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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2828) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2814) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2005
Sample at DougShoemaker’s 2005 December gathering - bottle courtesy of jerc & OKBeer via mr_kimchee. Clear amber with a tiny white head. Great aroma - fresh, fruity, herbal hops, really nice. Flavour has the expected strong hop character, but a good malt balance to keep things in line. Another solid beer from this great little brewery - and thanks to my brother-in-law in Halifax, I’ve got a bottle to drink & enjoy all by myself!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (2811) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2011 (341 ml) Le liquide a une robe cuivrée. La tête mousseuse est petite et démontre une certaine ténacité. Une dentelle éparse décore le verre. Le nez présente des parfums de caramel avec des houblons qui transpirent les oranges. Les saveurs sont douces, légèrement touchées par le boisé et le côté fruité des houblons. En bouche, le liquide a une belle tenue avec un corps moyen et une effervescence très honorable. La texture est huileuse et plaisante. La finale est très peu amère, bien portée par le sucré des malts. Très similaire à leur E.P.A.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2744) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
341 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Slightly hazy deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma: Lots of sticky caramel, some butterscotch, floral and resinous hops, lemony citrus, almost brothy, slightly peppery, a little dusty/musty, a bit fruity, a little too malt-forward for my tastes. Palate: Medium+ body, moderately prickly effervescence. Flav.: Some pine/resin hops, mild citrus zing, still plenty of caramel malt, a touch dank and a bit fruity, less broth/dust than the nose, alright; dry with pretty good bitterness and a fairly nice pine/resin/floral hop finish.

Not perfect for my palate, but pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2007
22oz bottle via trade with porterhouse! - Thanks Kevin - Pours amber with a solid offwhite head that fades back to a film but leaves nice lace. Aromas of pine, and slight caramel malts. Flavor is caramel, pine, some fruity notes, and even a bit of toffee, and butterscotch. Good balance with a slight bitter finish. Pretty solid IPA here. Not bad..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2492) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (2454) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
asheft (2443) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle. Sweet caramel malt aroma with some papery oxidation. Slightly hazy bronze under patchy white film. Balanced sweet malt and hops bitterness with caramel, earthy hops. Cardboard oxidation comes in late with the bitterness and is unpleasant. Medium light bitterness, medium carbonation, lingering bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2381) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2010
341ml brown bottle. Golden with a bit of haze. Small but creamy and lasting white cap that leaves just a touch of lacing. Aroma has sweet orange, caramel and a touch of sharper citrus. Caramel malt background, orange/citrusy middle. Finishes with grapefruit, moderate bitterness hangs around. Aftertaste is a bit grassy and grapefruity. Medium body with average carbonation. Decent, rounded IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Doug’s place, 12/05. I hear that this one is 25% alcohol and 7,000 IBUs. Rich copper, slightly tan head. Lemon, citrus hops. Kind of alcohol grapefruit. Nicely done grapefruit, toasty malt. Orange rind. Lingering finish. Nice.


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