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Brewed by Railway City Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
St. Thomas, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A full bodied golden Pale Ale which pours with a linen white medium density head leaving spider web lace on the glass. On the palate the flavour is sweet fruity malts up front (apricot, mango) with a bit of candy, and slight grassy notes which fall away to reveal a hint of biscuit with rather pleasant grapefruit and perfume undertones. This is a hop bomb, there is no doubt. To the nose there is a mild malt aroma which accentuates the robust floral bouquet which is derived from the hops.

Medium full bodied ale with pleasant lingering hop finish.

6.8 % alcohol by volume, IBUís 46.6

Food Pairings: Burgers, Chilli, Chorizo, Crispy/Spicy Duck, Spicy Indian dishes


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
(500 ml bottle) hazy amber colour, no head; aroma - sweet fruit, candy; flavour - sweetish long medium bitter flavour; unattractive IPA

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (761) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2010
Very hoppy scent. Smells like an IPA. Grapefruit. Hazy orange pour with a clingy head. Nice glow to it. Taste is very tart and grapefruity hops at the start but that fades quick. Which is nice as Iím not a fan of that type of hop flavour. Seems a touch over-carbonated. Clean finish. Not at all boozy which is surprising for the percentage. The taste "attacks you, then fades away" Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (524) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours amber, with a off-white head. Aroma is pretty unique. Caramel, citrus, strawberry ice cream, vanilla wafers with some faint smoke. Seriously, strawberry ice cream? Flavour is big on malt with some straw / cereal notes, caramel, lots of hops for a spicy, tongue burning bitter finish. Kind of reminds me of Mill Streetís Tankhouse Ale, with a hell of a lot more hops. Well done. One of the better Ontario Craft Brews.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2010
Bottle. Poured golden amber with a giant, foamy head and nice lacing. Aroma of hops with some citrus in there too. Poured clear with lively carbonation. The taste was quite bitter from the outset all the way to the almost astringent finish. Some definite maltiness discerned within this medium bodied brew. Honestly I wanted to like it more than I did. Having said that it is quite quaffable, a nice hoppy beer. I would buy it again.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2010
500ml: Pours flat and yellow, light soapy head. Aroma is rock candy, sour lemons, hint of floral hopping, all quite muted. Taste is biscuity with apricot and a good portion of bitter, yet nondescript, hops. Itís not a bad beer but it just lacks character. Probably nice in the summer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ddenomme (36) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2010
This was a pleasant surprise. Light in the nose, cereal/grass predominating. Nice amber pour with moderate carbonation. Very full, rounded palate, nicely bitter but not overpowering. Overall I would definitely buy again - really good introduction to a brewery I hadnít heard of before. Kudos!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (2876) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
Amber pour, with a fluffy white head. Aroma of citrucy hops and some sweet malts. Flavor is also quite hoppy but a tad wattery. The hops are there but the further you get intothe beer the thiner they get. The carbonation is a little low, but there is a very pleasant bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilderthanyou (752) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 22, 2010
How the heck can this beer only have a 3.2 average??? Pours a delicious manuka honey orange with a big frothy white head. The aroma at first biscuity, with notes of melon, but then dominated by hops, grapefruit, pine, and as JesseM mentioned, some smoke, which I noticed seems to be an overlooked element. The flavour is delivers the goods, lots of delicious hop notes, grapefruit being the most prominent, balanced by a good strong malty biscuit base, with some lingering notes of smoke in the finish. I think some people should revisit this beer, it really deserves a much higher rating.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Smells good - grassy hops, very pale, with a hoppiness that lingers nicely. This ale seems to have improved over the past year or so. Decent stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2010
Light golden brown with an off white head. Aroma is lightly flowery with subtle malts. Flavour has light malts with light hops with a nice balance of bitter on the back of the tongue. Body is medium and fairly decent.


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