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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: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
Draught at Cíest What, Toronto
Amber color, clean, with small head. Light aroma of malt and hop. The flavor is nice, crispy malt (unusual), with a touch of cereals; the mouthfeel is lean, but there is an apparent light sweetness; good bitterness, with delicate fruits. Balanced.
Fresh and pleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Deep golden colour. Thin head. The aroma doesnít have much hop at all. Thereís light pale fruits, but they are subtle and indistinct. Earthy palate. Lots of fuggles maybe, still only maybe 45 IBUs. Thatís pretty light. The malts are mostly light biscuity stuff and a bit syrupy. Basically a golden ale. Needs way more hop and a much brighter character. Will disappoint anyone expecting an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
A hazed orange amber alew oth a thick frothy light moka head. In aroma, a very herbaceous hops, lightly infected, but with some Fantome qualities, sweet fruity esters, quite nice. In mouth, a sweet malt with with nice hops, light grapefruits, again, very Belgian esters. Surprising. Thanks Karl.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
On-tap at Cíest What. 47 IBU only for an IPA. It is still hoppy, the carbonation is right there, the finish is odd. Orangey colour with some lace. Definite smoke, a touch watery, a mild pleasant aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Pale golden pour. Creamy white head. The nose is a little bit sweet with a touch of light orange peel and some orange blossom honey. The palate is fairly sweet with mostly pale ale malt. Sweet and a little bit doughy - especially as it starts to warm up. Dirty phenolics on the back of the palate along with a kind of indistinct orange peel hoppiness. Fusely and crappy. These guys have some serious yeast control issues.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (8133) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
2009-10-01. Hazy golden yellow body with a modest frothy off-white head. Aroma of cooked corn, grass, other something. Flavour is likewise a bit odd, corn/cooked veg, dry pale malts. odd. Average palate. Poor. Based on other ratings it seems that perhaps this does not travel well? Or maybe its just me today, I donít know. On tap at Cíest What

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
Can. Orange amber with an average white head. Aroma is light pine and sweet grains. Flavour is light caramel sweetness with a pithy, herbal dry bitterness that is almost a bit harsh, like crushed aspirin. Not sure how fresh my can is, but its lack of aromatics suggests that it is past its best days.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 5, 2009
on tap at Cíest What
Appearance: clear golden with mid carbonation noted. white mid top with some lace presented. 3+
Nose: sweet malts as base to fruity hop character.
Flavor/Palate : smoked ,metallic bit rough front based on thinner malt. This ale becomes smoother as going forward. Smoky feel with metallic and malty blend worked better than you might imagine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
Draught . At Volo. I donít think this was cask ... Poured hazy coppery-amber with a small off-white head. Pretty mild aroma - vaguely herbal/bitter, generic fruity sweetness, hints of grass and smoke - smelled a tad vinous. The taste was light and crisp, barely more than midly bitter, frankly the main taste element was campfire smokiness, which I certainly like, but in an IPA? where are the hops, man? The body seemed almost watery, fairly weak carbonation, extremely quick finish and a hint of bacon in the aftertaste. Certainly quaffable, and the best thing Iíve had from this pretty mediocre brewery, but IPA? ... nah.


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