Home >

Townsite Time Warp Fresh Hopped Pale Ale

Brewed by Townsite Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Powell River, Canada


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Letís do the Time Warp - AGAIN!

time warp: noun: 1. what you step into when you step off the ferry on Texada Island; 2. a delicious wet-hopped pale ale

We hand-picked 38 kilos of local hops and added them to the brew immediately to produce this delicious pale ale. Itís not an IPA, but it still packs a big hop punch so prepare for your nose hairs to curl up and let out a happy sigh.

Fresh-hopped beers are designed for immediate enjoyment so do not cellar this one!

Look for it in select private liquor stores on the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver and Vancouver Island and, of course, at the brewery store starting October 1.

But hurry - quantities are limited!

STATS: OG: 13.5 PLATO FG: 2.5 ABV: 5.5% COLOUR EBC: 27 IBU: 35

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
Draft - Light malts and some grains. Clear gold with a decent white head. Caramel malts and some biscuit. Touch of bitterness in the finish. This is a good English Ale, but I donít get any hops, let alone wet hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1603) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Draught@Alibi, Vancouver. Amber color, off-white. Bitter, hoppy flavor with pine and green pepper, black pepper. Medium body, medium carbonation. Not quite my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sulawang (1049) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Visual: Pours clear pale copper brown with a small foamy head, thin murky layer of retention, half-sticky lacing, a few slow singular streams. Nose: brown sugar, toasted barley malt, (lvl-5)-pungency Attack: slick-creamy, immediate medium bitterness Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, subdued mild sour, (MAIN) toasted barley malt, light grassy Finish: hoppy astringent bitter finish. Summary: Mainly a toasted barley malt profile but Iím not liking the astringency in the hops; itís has a bitterness similar to burnt food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2015
sample at Cask Days 2014, Toronto, CAN, deeper amber pour, caramel malt forward, touch of butter notes, OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Hazy dark amber color. A beer with a lean caramel profile, good hopping level, mild fruity touch from the hops, but also a clear buttery hand. Butterscotch aroma, mild.
Drinkable because I donít mind some diacetyl, but it needs some rectification.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle, Legacy. Looks quite dark for a pale ale, like a light brown/amber. The head is thin and bubble. The aroma is earthy, fairly chewy. Thereís a lot of malt here, and I wouldnít surprised if wet hops from Texada (didnít know there was a hop farm there, cool) are mild. The taste is malt-forward, with chewy, toasty malts, a bit of biscuit, and even some richer caramelized sugars. The hops are woody, apparent in some bitterness, but not overly strong there, and hardly registering at all in the aroma/taste side of things. The finish is mostly sweeter, chewier malts and a bit of woodiness, along with a vague sense of lingering bitterness. A good amber ale, more or less, with more hop than that description might normally imply. Anyway, "hoppy amberí sounds better than "chewy pale" but you could call it either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Had on cask with smoked hops version. Great aroma and colour. I liked the smoked hops - gave it a slightly fired up taste that added to the hoppy ale underneath. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1957) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Bomber. Mostly clear darker copper, thin off-white fading foamy head. aroma of medium roast caramel malt. Taste is bittersweet rich caramel malt, slightly fresher herbal evergreen hops, faint grapefruit. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Nice sessional ale. NFL (Not for Lagerboys)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blomster (288) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle. Dark copper pour, minimal head. Aroma is doughy, bready, fruit candy, grassy hops. Taste of caramel, berry jam. Medium bitter. Uncomplicated, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
stantheman (904) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap at Bitter on Hastings in Vancouver. Rather dark for a pale ale. Has good hop bite despite the modest IBU rating. An easy drinking beverage, but nothing to write to Mom about.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50