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

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3096) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2007
(Bottle) Pours golden. Hoppy and fruity aroma of apricot, pine and stale flowers. Nutty, almond-ish and light caramelly toffee like malt profile. Hoppy and fruity flavour with a pretty massive but somewhat stale tea like hoppiness. Good, clean and sweet malt backbone. Dry, grapefruity medium bitterness. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (3026) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruit, apricot and some citrus with the malt sweetness. Taste is a blast of grapefruit, tart citrus and apricot hop bitterness with small malt sweets. Interesting IPA. First one I’ve had that really leans towards the citrus and tartness

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2005
So, number 900, I think I spent 2 week in the 800’s! San Francisco and Doug’s Christmas parry will do that to you. Might as well make it with a strong Canadian Beer needing its 10th rating as well. Bottle at Doug’s Christmas 2005, courtesy of our east coast friends again (thanks guys). Dark yellow. Small White head. Strong citrus grapefruit aroma - pleasant. Medium mouthfeel. Strong grapefruit hops taste - some malt in there as well - not too bad. Very short finish. A solid IPA right on style, well done Propeller.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
asheft (2905) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (2864) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle sourced from the brewery by the lovely Ellen & Malcolm. Pours amber with a big foamy head. Quite sweet at first with notes of caramel and biscuit before a lovely bitter hoppy finish with a blast of tropical fruit and just a nice amount of alcohol. A very nice IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2007
Orange-copper in colour, quickly dissipating off-white coloured head, no lacing. The aroma is of floral hops, light grapefruit, some caramel sweetness. The flavour is of light lemon and grapefruit, peppery, floral, moderate sweetness, a bit on the chemically side, grassy. Moderatly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes peppery, bitter and lingering. This isn’t all that bad, the only downfall is that it is just a bit simple.

650ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>OKBeer, thanks Bobby.
Opened on February 24, 2007.
Production date is the 1st week of February 2007.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2606) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle. Moderate notes of straw and nutty for the malts, moderate hop notes of perfume, pine and a little orange, light leather and soap for the yeast, and white wine and cherry in the background. Head is small, white and creamy with good lacing and is moslty diminishing. Color is clear amber. Flavor is lightly sweet and moderately acidic to start, and finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, oily and has a soft, almost flat carbonation. A good IPAwith some non-IPA characteristics. I remember this beer beer being better on draught, so I’ll have to re-rate it next time I’m at the local pub.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - 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..


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