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Brewed by Magnotta Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Vaughan, Canada
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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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An ultra-premium all-malt classic English-style India Pale Ale at 6.5% alc./vol. Enticing deep gold colour. Nutty malt aromatic nuances with spicy, grassy and fruity hop aromas achieved by dry hopping. Spicy, grassy and fruity hop flavours are combined with an assertive bitterness and mellow smooth malt flavour. Typical yeast-derived ale fruitiness and warming alcohol make this India Pale Ale a true-to-style classic. Enjoy with mulligatawny soup, roast beef, meat pies and stews, cajun fish, curry dishes and spicy foods, haggis, and strong cheddar and blue cheeses.


Miguel's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, - AUG 6, 2007
Robe dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes de métal. Saveurs légères de houblon amérisant et de houblon floral.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4166) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle - Light grassy notes. Clear gold with a small white head. Earthy hops and a light bitterness. Very English in style and quite drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deepeary (111) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 341 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours clear and golden, white head with small bubbles. Well carbonated. Mostly bready, caramel candied sugar and slightly, roasty malt on the nose, some spicy hops. Pretty much the same for the taste, and I get a bit of booze. Nice English IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BytownJon (34) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
What gets me with this one is the caramel malts hides most of the hops. Very faint hops at the end, came out more as the beer warmed up. Not a big fan of the bready malts, but but bought a 12 pack so what’s a guy to do?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (600) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 341ml bottle. Pours a clear deep golden colour with a half finger, white head that fades to nearly nothing fast. Aroma has slight bready/biscuit notes with faint hops to balance it out. Taste is slightly bitter with notes of biscuit and English hops. Slightly fruity and metalic with a semi-dry finish and drawn out, bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Overall not bad but not my style. I prefer a more West coast style IPA to a traditional English style. Worth a try if you enjoy the style. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Pours amber and clear, slight sweetness to the nose , the hops are not overpowering, slightly nutty on the nose. Tastes almost like a session beer and then you see that its 6.5% it really hides it well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4005) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pretty decent malt profile here but not much hops. Pours clear dark amber with fizzy head, some lacing. Finishes with light bitterness. Has some booze with the caremelized malt. Soft carbonation. Bottle from brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nerdbrew (1) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012 does not count
This is one of the few IPAs that are close to 7% in my local beer store. I find that odd that a lot of ales are called IPA but are only 5%. Over all a very enjoyable beer. Second best IPA that I’ve tried to date. Great flavour with a nice hoppy taste. Reminds me slightly of Flying Monkey’s Hoptical Illusion. Although the hop taste in that beer is significantly more noticeable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2285) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Originally rated May 2004. Golden orange in colour, this IPA with a medium head leaves a foamy lacing. Lightly carbonated, I can smell hints of citrus (specially oranges). It has a medium bitter taste to it but with a smooth finish. The strong alcohol content is not unpleasant, but hits the right spot in your head. Better then Keith’s for a Canadian IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rob6239 (622) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
This is not bad. Pours a nice dark gold hue with white head. Good pine and floral hop aroma. Taste is mild, seems like a good deal of caramel malts as well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2389) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
341 ml bottle from The Beer Store. Pours a clear golden orange with moderate-sized white head. Aroma of slightly musty caramel malt and floral hops. Flavour is caramel, fruit and mellow floral hoppiness. Modest bitterness in finish. Pretty mild IPA but okay.


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