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

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RATINGS: 143   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
A: Poured with quite a large, frothy white head. Not only was that surprising, but the head had great lasting power, and left behind nice, sticky lacing. Body is clear and sparkling, and a lovely dark-orange color. S: Aroma is quite impressive as well... average hops, with hints of lemon, lime, and pine. T: Moderately bitter and lightly acidic, the hops hit you at the end and stay with you for a bit. Not crazy bitter, but definitely enough so you know itís there. Quite good. D: Wow, very impressive. Propeller has a real winner here; Iíll definitely buy this on a fairly regular basis to always have some on hand.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dashiell22 (51) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Fell in love with this one during a week-long Nova Scotia vacation. Found it nearly everywhere we went. Pine, citrus, sticky mouthfeel, followed by a long bitter finish. Tasted to me a lot like a West Coast style IPA. Fought the urge to bring a case home, something I now regret.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeistAlmighty (1145) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
341ml bottle. The Propeller hops dominate this beer from start to finish. When you can taste anything else its pine and maybe a little citrus. Dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
650 mls bottle. Pours orange almost like ginger ale with a frothy off-white head, leaving lots of lacing behind. Aroma is quite pleasant: Citrus fruits with notes of pine. Citrus fruits, caramel and malt flavours with a lingering bitter finish. Very refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6974) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2007
Beautiful bright orange with a big white head that gradually fades leaving no lace. Big fresh fruity aromas, striking passionfruit dominates, some earthiness as well. Delicious caramel malt with a lot of fruity hop character (again passionfruit) with a very generous hoppy bitterness. One of the most sessionable and interesting IPAs Iíve had in a long time. More reminiscent of the english IPA style. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 15, 2007
Pours a clear copper-orange with a small head of soap suds. Smells of malty bread, grain, and big lemon hops. Mouthfeel is crisp and has just the right amount of carbonation. Taste is a bit molasses, some honey, grapefruit, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a good-sized hoppy bitter finish (not a hop-bomb, but good for an IPA as far as Iím concerned). The aftertaste is metallic, bitter, and lemon tang. A good IPA for light sessions. I was very impressed with it. I would most definitely pick this up again. Too bad I bought it in Nova Scotia... I canít get it at home.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2007
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy golden with orange edges. Dryish aroma of grapefruit and grass. Hoppy and bitter flavour of grapefruit, grass and pine-needles. Long bitter finish of grapefruit and salt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
650mL bottle, shared by a friend who was just out east. Pours a nice, somewhat deep copper with a large beige head. The aroma throws some decent hops in your face, but also a lot of malty characters. Flavour is extremely well balanced, sharp and dry from the hops but backed up very well by the malt body. Caramalt, toffee, fruity esters, citrus, with a bit of a dry finish. Body is medium and satisfying. I love well-balanced IPAís. This is what Keithís is supposed to be like.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours amber with a frothy, light tan head. Aroma of pine, caramel, citrus rind, bubble gum. Taste is fairly malty up front with a lot of caramel, nicely balancing out a firm, clean hop finish. This is one of the best Canadian IPAs Iíve had!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 341 ml bottle, re-rated blind side by side with Garrison Imperial Pale Ale. Pale golden amber colour with a mostly lasting frothy off-white head. Orange, bread, caramel, floral, and fruity aroma with some additional citrus notes including lime, tangerine, and grapefruit. Bready malt backbone with a piny, woody, grapefruit, orange, and resiny bitter finish. Medium to full bodied, juicy but sticky mouthfeel. Overall I prefer the Garrison ImPA compared to Propeller, but the Propeller comes across as the more complex of the two. Certainly nice to have both of them around. 7/4/7/4/14

650 ml bottle. I donít think Iíve ever been this excited about a new local beer. So much so Iím prepared to be disappointed. But Iím not. Copper colour with a mostly lasting frothy and creamy off-white head. Caramel, lots of tangerine and lime citrus aroma, plus light bready and pine notes. Toasty and caramel malt flavours make way for a long but not overbearing grapefruit and tangerine pithy bitter finish. Medium bodied, juicy and quenching - like biting into a fresh ripe grapefruit. Not the hop monster I thought it might be, instead a nicely balanced well made IPA. 8/4/8/5/16


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