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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: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, IBU’s 46.6

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


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2012 March 13 2012. Pint bottle. Pours clear dark yellow, thick bubbly head which reduces quickly to a ring around glass that sadly clings just enough to make some lacing. Aroma is definitely hoppy with conflicting floral and fruit. Soft dry palate, a little oily though in aftermath. You can really taste all that is going on, the apricot candy and the grassy floral with some hints of citrus and hops. Sometimes the taste seems to change which makes it complicated to drink, but definitely not strong or too much hops at all. In fact, would like to have a bit more hops or bitterness in aftertaste as there wasn’t any. A bit too confusing for my tastes left me wondering "what was that I just drank?" but not enough to not have another.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rapago (7) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012 does not count
I was intrigued by the name of the beer, and moderately satisfied with the flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2689) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
Pours clear amber with a small white ring and not bad lacing. Aroma is fruity and floral hops with some caramel. Taste is a bold fruit/floral hop bitterness, some earthy malts but slightly out of balance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (9352) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Sample from can at the Strange Brew Tasting on 02/18/2012. This brew pours a clear yellow-gold color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Light grassy hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with a mildly bitter hops character and notes of bready malt and fruit in the background. The finish is short and leaves a fruity hops aftertaste. Average overall.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Can shared by a friend. Pours clear gold with a huge white head. Aroma of sweet malt, honey and mild hop. Sweet malt flavor followed quickly by bitter hop astringency before an earthy hop finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rob6239 (676) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
pours dark with good head. Taste is bitter and dry , lots of malt. Not much in the way of hoppiness though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours a hazy dark orange. Aroma is malty and floral (lilac) with a little booze. Nice chewy mouthfeel. Caramel and citrus hoppyness, but nothing extreme. Finish is a bit salt and mineral. Aftertaste is lasting and a bit unpleasant. Something not quite right in the balance. I can see what they’re going for but I’m not really down with this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IWillBeLight (9) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2011 does not count
From can. Rusty brown-red with large white head that fades quickly. Earthy hops aroma. Feels gritty and sticky in the mouth. Bitter finish. Decent blue collar IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
Pours a clear golden-yellow with a modest white head. Fresh hoppy aroma. Spicy and lightly citrus hop taste with lightly sweet malting. Crisp body with good carbonation. Very quaffable - packs a wallop!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
Appearance: Transparent orange, lots of carbonation, massive frothy white head. Aroma: Very sweet, banana, vanilla, hints of caramel and butterscotch. Palate: Smooth, slightly dry finish. Medium bodied. Slightly creamy texture. Taste: quite sweet. slightly bitter and salty finish. Kind of a simple flavour, but rather pleasant.


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