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Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Halifax, Canada
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RATINGS: 144   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frothmeister (586) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
650ml bottle. Pours a clear amber, with an off-white head. The aromas are very faint, with very little hop presence on the nose, but for some reason big notes of apple juice, with some caramel. Starts slightly sweet, with some toffee, apple notes, and a decent whack of hops. Something about this beer seems slightly muted, like the flavours should be bigger, but arenít. It kind of feels like itís missing its middle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (1432) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
Nice big hoppy beer. My only issue is that Iím not getting any balance in it. Just hops. Wrong carbonation and nice dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (410) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2501) - 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 Iíve had that really leans towards the citrus and tartness

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3062) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
Well if this isnt all burnt sugar & bubblegum taste. Hops are bright -- & make lager boys blush from what I can see down the left side of the bar -- but without the punch that youíd want from your ipa. Reminds me of spearhead Moroccan brown -- which is odd -- but there it is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Had in bottle before, but this time a pint at hart & thistle. Clear light amber. Light caramel and citrus nose. Similar in taste. Good, but not as good as I remember.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle shared by 1FastSTi at the 3/25/06 MIlwaukee tasting: Pours a clear copper bronze with a thin white ring of head. Sweet, candy-like hoppy and toasty sugary sweet caramel malty aroma. Body starts with sweet mildly sugary earthy caramel flavor with some light diacetyl and earthy English hops. An ok English styled IPA but could use some more balance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4863) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Okbeer: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a nice white foamy head with good retention. Aroma of mild citrusy hops with a dry malt base. Taste of citrusy hops is lighter then expected with a malt base that is too dry and IMO would have profited from more caramel malt. Body is quite full with a low level of filtration which I appreciated and some medium carbonation. Interesting but a bit weak on the hops side for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2387) - 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 isnít 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.



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