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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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, IBU’s 46.6

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


Phatman's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, - MAY 21, 2012
From can, opaque amber with an orange hue. Floral aroma, fresh duey grass. Predominant hop flavor, chewy bitterness, maybe some light nuttiness.not excessively carbonated was appreciated. Went down well.


1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
mavis0815 (22) - - DEC 21, 2014
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2391) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Stratford, Ontario. Clear golden amber in colour with a thin dissipating white head, some light patchy lacing. The aroma is grainy, some sweetness, floral with just a bit of orange citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet, some bitterness, orange citrus, light grapefruit, toasted pale malts. Sweet mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes medium length, some bitterness and citrus. It’s just okay to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (268) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
This is one of several beers I’ve tried lately that seem to be better than I remember. Pour is clear gold with a clean white cap that sticks around just as long as a good party guest should. Nose is faint, but pleasant. Bread, apricot, citrusy/floral hops and a bit of pine. Taste is bready malt with a touch of fruity sweetness, with some light lemon/orange. This stuff is surprisingly carbonated, a bit thin, and the finish isn’t quite as bitter as I’d like, but overall it’s still better than I remember (I believe they call that damning with faint praise).

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Raistlin (144) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
Not so bad considering its IPA, or its suppose to be, but not my favorite at all. Pours clear amber, white head. Nose is heavy on the crystal malt, with citrus hops in the background. Flavour is again mostly crystal malt with some floral, mineral water.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (558) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
473 mL can. Pours light amber with a thin white head. Biscuity malt on the nose with some mild stone fruit, English toffee. Malty sweet, finishes just barely bitter with some piney-resinous tones. Moderate plus body with average carbonation. Averageish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (716) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
473ml can. Pours a clear, golden/caramel with a one finger, eggshell head. Aroma has smooth notes of pine, resin, lemon, citrus, and a bit of fruityness. Pretty good. Taste is bitter forward with floral notes, orange citrus, pine, resin, and a drawn out, citrus/bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. A bit thin in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall netters than I was expecting. Good flavours of citrus, pine, and a touch of resin.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5854) - Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2014
473 mL can to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent pale burnt orange with fluffy eggshell head. Smells solid too; fruity and floral hops with a mildly bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells, but less robust. Average on the palate with a thinner and mildly bitter mouthfeel. A touch of grain as well. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1355) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
Légèrement orangée, assez limpide, film de mousse blanche en surface, nez en fruits jaunes et agrumes divers, avec du sucre cuit pour compléter le tableau. Amertume relative en bouche, avec un malt bien puissant, très présent, qui peine à laisser les houblons briller au-delà de l’amer. Le tout est assez rond, laissant une buvabilité assez basse pour ce type de bière. Quand même agréable et bien faite, malgré ces quelques défauts.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1871) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Can 6.5%. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is minimal, some lemon and a little biscuity malt. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, thin. Grass, lemon, some metal astringency and a not particularly pleasant aftertaste. poor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (418) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Can from the LCBO. Clear light amber pour with smallish white head that fades quickly without much lace. Nose is pine and grass with toffee. Light sweet caramel start with bitterness appearing as grapefruit in the middle and some sweet fruit bringing up the rear. Mouth is medium sticky with average carbonation. Decent IPA.


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