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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (487) - - AUG 3, 2012
On tap. Pale amber with goldish tint. Caramel and mild spice aroma (think salt and pepper), a bit doughy. Mid-range bitterness with sweet, fruity/floral finish. Light-medium body, slightly creamy, average carbonation. Not long ago this was the only local alternative to the big brewers you would find on tap at most Victoria pubs. Smooth and sessionable, I admit I may have given this bonus points out of sheer nostalgia.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RumRunner101 (734) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
On tap. Pours amber with a diminishing white head and decent retention. Aroma is caramel, light hops. Thereís a ton of caramel flavour in the body which lingers through to the finish, with some other bready/biscuity flavours. A little bit of hop presence to cut the sweetness. Quite boring and unimpressive.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WheatKing (1246) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
Iíd love to give this points for hometown pride, but canít. I donít like this. The commercial description claims itís bronze and yep that was the strongest flavour for me -- like licking bronze. This is too weak in flavour and aroma otherwise, surprised itís 5%.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4051) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2011
Poured a copper color with white head settling to spots of lacing. Aroma of caramel malts and some hops. Taste is malty sweet with a touch of hoppy bitterness in the end. A decent pale ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2011
[bottle] Weak aroma of spicy caramel and detectable hops. Clear red-copper. Flavor is quite bland with only a touch of caramel and a faint fruity finish. Balance towards bitter. Light body, medium carbonation, slightly tangy, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1175) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
Nice sentiment on the can, nice easy drinking copper pale inside the can... smooth and clean, caramel malts with some toffee, lightly hopped. Lagerboy friendly.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mcberko (5942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle, sampled at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales, pours light amber. Weak malt and earthy hop balance. Very thin and watery - pass.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2010
GCBF 2010. Clear amber with orange highlights. Toasty toffee aroma and flavour. Thin mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeZasada (285) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
bottle. Pours a medium amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of malt. Tastes malty; hop notes of citrus; slight bitterness. Finishes with an earthy hop bitterness. Full-bodied. Quite good.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeek (167) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
Very hoppy, although not at IPA levels. Weak carbonation, bitter aftertaste. Tastes good and is drinkable. I liked it.


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