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

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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrauknechtI (2) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
My all time favorite 5 o´clock beer! Good drinkability, nice hop aroma. Well balanced!

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brufrog (15) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 30, 2006
Excellent, well balanced IPA. First REAL bottled IPA in Atlantic Canada. Screw you, Keith’s!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2007
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Golden colour, rich head. Powerful aroma of lychee-like hops. Sweet and aromatic with cottony seemless hop flavour balanced by some cookie malt. Long bitter finish. Lovely aromatic IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (621) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle. Best IPA in the Maritimes. Copper color with small creamy off-white head with some lace as well. Aroma is fresh, bright citrusy hops. Sweet white cake & malty taste followed by a wonderfully bitter grapefruit hop aftertaste. Very well done & much better than I expected.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HalifaxNick (4) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005 does not count
I had this beer on tap at the release party. Finally we have a winner in Halifax! I think this is just what the city needs in a beer to pull people over to craft beer. Clear and copper color under a strong off white head. Citrus aroma is a caution to the 52 IBU’s inside. This beer could stand to be dry hopped in the future as the aroma diminished slightly. Great malty flavour with a well balanced fistfull of Amarillo and Magnum. This beer is a keeper!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2007
0.65 l bottle. Copper color with long lasting head. Sweetish, flowery, lemony and fruity aroma with notes of blackcurrant. Malty, bittersweet, honeyish, flowery-fruity and perfumed flavor. Nice soft carbonation. Excellent high quality IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2007-09-21, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Hazy golden color. Very nice aroma, hoppy, buttery, creamy, perfumy, fruity. Good body structure, sweet malt flavor, good hopping. Very good!

Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2007-09-20, 6-3-7-4-14=34
Hazy blond color. Light hoppy aroma. Nice flavor, with light malt, good toffee, lightly buttery, quite sweet. Pleasant.

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.


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