Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewery
Style: English Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This premium Pale Ale has a fruity start that is in perfect balance with its subtle Northwest hop character. This reddish copper ale is brewed with true British ale yeast. Bronze

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12892) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Draft - Light malts and caramel. Clear gold with a decent beige head. Light spice and grains and a malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2016
On tap at The Docks, in Victoria. Pours a copper colour with a medium tan head. Aroma is mild citrus, malts. Some caramel in the taste. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9667) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Tap at the brewery. Mild citrus, mild earth, frothy head. Just okay, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (2381) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours a clear coppery/brown color, topped with an average light tan colored head. Pleasantly malty aroma, complemented by some fruitiness and some caramel. The taste is sweet and caramely, slight bitterness in the end. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014 - Golden in color, clear with a thin head. Good pale ale with a nice balance of malts and hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brleo (78) - - JUL 6, 2014
Piper’s Pale Ale took me some time to get into, but as I have opened up a little to hoppier beers, it has grown on me. Pours a light copper orange colour, one-finger head that recedes pretty quickly. Aroma is piney, slightly deceptive in that it smells like it’s going to be nastier than it actually is. Taste is crisp and pleasant, with an ample hop bite that does not overpower. Lingering bitterness on the palate. In comparison to other local beers of the same type, it stands between Phillips Blue Buck and Okanagan Spring Pale Ale in terms of quality; not as hoppy as Blue Buck (which is a good thing given that Phillips always overdoes it on the hops) but not as fresh-tasting as OS Pale Ale. Overall, a good choice for the style, and representative of the quality of Vancouver Island Brewery’s tasteful restraint in their beer styles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Lightly fruity and malty, pours brown with a marginal head. Taste is not offensive, I would have another quite happily. Effort put into this review? 2/10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
krumbum (991) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Clear ruby amber color. Smells of mashy hops. Coin like metallic taste. Palate carries the copper metallic taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap, brewery. Pours a clear pale copper body with a small frothy off-white head, nice retention. The nose is floral hops with some dry toasty, biscuity malt. A light touch of caramel. The flavor is dry biscuity malt with some light English hops and a little residual sweetness on the back end. Mouthfeel is a bit clingy with fizzy soft carbonation. Pretty decent stuff, solid for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mucca (27) - - AUG 17, 2013
Great colour, copper, which is unusual for the Pale Ales I've tried. As with most Pale Ales the bottle describes a "ample hop character" which I am unable to taste. In saying that, this beer is quite good, just mild and low hop flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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