Formerly brewed at Molson Breweries (MolsonCoors)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 2/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A full bodied pale ale that is crafted in single batches from a historic recipe. It is brewed with no preservatives.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Kuey (30) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2005
Much better than the red, but not much. Good Canadian style beer. good flavour, good appearance, good pallet, no bad aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
robinvboyer (4139) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2007
canadian? rickards gold? old vienna? canadian light? coors? coors light? oh no wait its Rickardís Pale! avoid this swill

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JoeZasada (314) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2007
Well, as a light ale, itís passable... but itís advertised as an IPA when it is DEFINITELY NOT an IPA. This is a problem because people who donít know better will think itís an IPA and end up thinking real IPAs are not...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
VertBaconStrips (2318) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - JUN 6, 2009
Decent light gold (maybe trying to get to amber), with ok white head with retension at the skim level, tons of carbonation still going strong and some minor lacing on a slow turn of the glass. Aroma is 100% not IPA. And itís very weak, with a slight skunk, but thatís probally poor ingredients. It doesnít smell offensive. The flavour veers just as far with its watery dry bitterness...er, actually, there is no flavour - well, there is flavour, I just canít taste it around that watery bitter taste/mouthfeel. Itís only enduring quality is that it doesnít taste exactly like domestic swill, for better or for worse, the total lack of flavour, aroma and anything else might be a good thing. It is easy to drink though for a free swilling night. Drinkable, yes. IPA? This may as well be Rickardís Stout. Never again. Total waste of money unless your life revolves around playing in the local softball league. Leave your IPA buying $$$ to any company that puts any sort of emphasis on pride in their product and a value on quality ingredients.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
mnurda (1242) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
On tap at the hard rock bar in Niagara Falls. Could be one of the worst tasting laes i have ever had. Couldnt come close to finishing the beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2002
what the hell makes this a pale ale? how many IBUís? 10? this sucks! I honestly couldnít taste the diff berween this and canadian.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GregClow (3185) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2005
Pint at The Devilís Advocate Pub, Toronto. Pale gold colour, no head. Thin, watery body with very little carbonation. Light aroma of stale malt and dishwater (although that latter aroma mightíve come from the glass washing machine behind the bar). Bland flavour, a hint of sweetness, no bitterness to speak of. I shouldíve stuck with water...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
tap in canada...why? I donít know...Maybe because there was nothing else with the word "ale" in it. Absolutely terrible. Please donít be fooled by the fact that you have never heard of this brand...You have...Itís Molson.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
muzzlehatch (4756) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2004
12 oz bottle, this is the Quebec version labeled "Rickards India Pale Ale" like it really matters. Medium amber, a little oily looking, bit of head. Smells rather like a sewer, very "aromatic" in its own way, but not good. Flavor is like bad cider, with just a hint of malt, rather old-tasting, on the sweet side, rather artificial. Really, really terrible, worse even than I expected, offensively bad.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
spish (12) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2005
Not impressed. Seems it could be artificially carbonated. Hoppy, dry initial taste although not fully revealed by the nose. Finshes alright but with a semi-metallic aftertaste. Not an IPA (when will they learn!) More like a bad Pilsner. Will not consider again.

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