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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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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


daniel0017's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniel0017 (406) - Yukon, - NOV 10, 2012
semi cloudy light amber body with generous foam and lacing, great retention. Floral hops with notes of citrus and field berries. flavor is somewhat tart and bitter with lingering hop aftertaste. long lasting bitter finish. a nice IPA with my margharetta pizza.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2015
16oz can. Offwhite-gold. A-sweet med malt-honey/caramel, some pine. T-pine hops, lots of sweet med malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (172) - - MAR 15, 2015
Pours a very large amount of foamy off-white head. Medium amber colour. Ok lacing. Aroma of various malts and hops, grainy. Pretty strong hoppy taste with the usual citrus flavours standing out. Pretty good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rcorriveau (7) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
A nice IPA that is aromatic and hop forward. Not over the top and in your face with hop bitterness. In fact has a nice hop bite with true citrus bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crockett (1031) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours clear honey gold with a big fluffy white head. Citrus nose, with sweet grass and hay notes. Flavour is has some nice bitter rounded notes. Very light body. Palate is overtly simple. Mildly citric and piney hops, sitting on top of a cheerio cereal scented bulk. But the overall finish is very grainy and unclean.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Randy4Beer (351) - - FEB 4, 2015
Unfiltered orange in appearance with a medium white head that leaves little lacing behind. Aromas are of oranges soaked in caramel. Tastes are similar. A decent balance of caramel malts and citrus hops, but unfortunately both are lackluster, and fail to pop in the nose or on the palate. This came as part of the Railway City Holiday Gift Pack, but I’d never buy it again as an individual beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (182) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
473 ml can from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a clear light copper colour with a couple fingers of dense white head with great retention. Leaves a fair bit of lacing.

Aroma: Pine, hops, straw, bit of malt.

Flavours: Grapefruit, pineapple, yeast, granny smith apples, bit of biscuit.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and thin with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A decent IPA with the typical citrus aromas and grapefruit flavour. This one is a bit bitter and thin for me to really like it but it is quite drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19148) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
Can. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RandyBrunatti (5) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
A golden Pale Ale with a thin white head and lacing. Fruity with some bitterness. Great tasting, very satisfying beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2481) - 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 (433) - 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).


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