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Steamworks Empress India Pale Ale
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Brewed by Steamworks Brewing (Canada)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This ale's golden amber color only hints at its full-bodied flavor. Its sumptuous maltiness is tempered by a goodly amount of bitterness and a mouth-filling hop flavor. In order to finish our I.P.A. with a truly fresh hop bouquet, we dry hop this ale in the serving tank with both East Kent Goldings and Mount Hood hops.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2006
On tap at Steamworks, Vancouver. Pale copper/gold, thin white head. Excellent hop, rather intense hop, but the structure is great. Great malt and creaminess, followed by a hit of intense bitter hops, faint grapefruit, but very intense. Full in mouth, not overly piney. Soft and full in mouth and then intense bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small lingering head. Aroma of fresh hops & sweet malt - nothing out of the ordinary. Tastes of canned peaches & astringent anglo-hops with a warm finish. Hops are grassy and fresh, and mask a bit of the otherwise obtrusive alcohol. Very tasty! Carbonation adds body to this otherwise thin beer, very crisp and for some reason, I wrote "buoyant" when I wrote my review down at the bar (this was my fourth beer of the evening, and my 6th that day). Dry, crisp, tasty. Nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (7069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2006
Small white but lasting head. Hazy yellow body. Lovely malt aroma. Bitter hops flavor. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/9/09. Came out a very deep gold with no head on top at all. All that was there was a thin ring around the edge. No lacing at all. Smells very bready and malty. Some citrus in there, but very grainy scent. Interesting. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Flavor is bitter from a nice hop presence. Piney, slightly spicy flavor. This was wonderfully drinkable. I downed this very easily. I was impressed with this. Could be tweaked a bit, but very good. I’d love to try their other offerings. Recommend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Nothing super special. Strong taste, medium bitterness, could use some more hops

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (661) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
On tap at the pub in Gastown. I see the ratings are crap, but I actually rather like it. Nice darker amber color, but can’t get much nose off it so far. Very crisp, refreshing and unusual hoppy character, with a bit of malt in the background. It’s an unusual hop variety it seems. Less citrus than some is about all I can say. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014
2014-03-24, draught at the brewpub, 7-5-7-3-13=35
Hazy golden color. The aroma gives some delicate peach, but it could be better defined. The mouthfeel is lean, dry; the malt profile is anonymous; good bitterness level with nice fruity component (peaches and mango), but suffering from being too dry, papery.
Pleasant, but more APA than IPA.

2010-03-17, draught at the brewpub, 5-4-6-3-12=30
Hazy amber color. Easy Ale, well bitter, with some malt flavor. Golden Ale, more than IPA.

2008-07-16, draught at the brewpub, 6-3-7-3-13=32
Hazy deep blond color; creamy head. There are some nice hops in the aroma, but very light. Some lost malt flavor, strong hopping, but with limited resins and interest. With the Porter, it’s the more balanced than the other beers here, quite ok.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeZasada (289) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
on tap @ steamworks. pours a light amber with a disappearing white head. aroma of pine. moderate malt notes, good hop bitterness. finishes with earthy hop bitterness. pretty good...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2999) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2007
Sample, draught, savoured on February 6 2007; eye: nice burnt orange, nice creamy white head though there is not that much of it, clear, no effervescence; nose: malt, hops, grapefruit; mouth: attack in hops (grain), followed by a counter-offensive of malt, and then again hops and a bit of grapefruit, thin layer of caramel, good-length finale with a nice edgy bitterness and a hint of grapefruit, grainy texture, full body, not much carbonation, slightly sweet, mildly bitter FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, savourée le 6 février 2007; oeil : belle robe orange brûlé, belle mousse blanche crémeuse même s’il y en a peu, claire, pas d’effervescence; nez : malt, houblon, pamplemousse; bouche : attaque en houblon (grain), suivi d’une contre-offensive de malt, puis de nouveau du houblon et un peu de pamplemousse, petit filet de caramel, finale de bonne durée avec une belle amertume tranchante et une belle pointe de pamplemousse, texture granuleuse, corsée, peu carbonatée, très légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4250) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2009
Cask@Steamworks Brewery Brewpub, Vancouver. Golden beer wih a gently dry aroma, and a quite dry and hopped flavour. Overall a nice dry IPA.


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