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

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RATINGS: 151   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2008 From bottle. Rich fruity aroma, slight hoppy feel. Clear golden appearance with a thin frothy head. Rich fruity flavour, fresh feel. Tangy finish. I have to say the more I drink this IPA the more I like it. Its not really near my favourite, but its good. More flavoursome than the pale ale for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2399) - Cavan Monaghan, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2376) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2010
A solid IPA. Piney and citrusy aroma. Slight hops aroma as well. Dark amber gold colour with finger of white head. Taste is sweet citrus and pine. Little bit of hops. Very nice and very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle, Very malty for an IPA, it is a little citrusy. I found the first few sips some what bad. But as I drank more I began to enjoy it a far bit. It had a decent bitterness to it. Overall good and easy drinking stuff that I would have again

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2353) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2281) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
Poured out a clear, orangy gold, small white head fading to a skim and some random lacing. The aroma is weak but pleasant with peach and a bit more citrus, caramel, a touch of workout clothes, orange that is very very weak orange and almost a dry grass. The taste is weak and missing defined flavours, however it still is an IPA and that is fine, soft bitterness that actually covers the other flavours, weak pine. There is a decent bitterness and a touch of malt helps it out but it is still plain. Another miss by Propeller.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
bomber shared with jsprime. his bottle. pours slightly hazed orange with a moderate slightly off white head. aroma of pale malt, citrus hops and a touch of cara malt. the flavour is the same. i feel like ive had this beer 1000’s of times before. very typical ipa. good but nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
bottle. copper-orange with a small white head. mild orange soapy hops in the aroma. fresh sharp hops and a very nice bready malt backbone. good balance. lingering bitter finish. flavourful and easy drinking session ale. thanks Bobby and Jeremy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2182) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
Nice big hoppy beer. My only issue is that I’m not getting any balance in it. Just hops. Wrong carbonation and nice dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2008
650 ml bottle produced Sept 07. Pours hazy orange and is topped with a rocky off white cap,leaving good sticky lace. Grainy nose comes equipped with lots of fruit (pear, peaches) and caramel malts, with a touch of spiciness and pine. Tastes of sweet caramel and fruit with good bready component, leading to sharp piney hops and grapefruit. Dry, pleasant mouthfeel. Good. Thanks to my mom for the bottle.


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