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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mcberko (14690) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (9611) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeZasada (314) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeek (194) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
On tap @ Howard Johnson (by the Commonwealth Pool). Clear amber pour with a moderate white head, medium retention. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and malts. Taste is lightly hopped, malts, and mild sweet citrus (orange?). Smooth, medium bodied, and quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - JUN 6, 2009
UPDATED: APR 29, 2014 Apr 29, 2014 - fresher and better. 650ml bottle from Penticton. Less sweet, more tasty malts, well done and Iím surprised how much Iím enjoying this.

Crystal clear and amber, Piperís dumped into a glass produces less than expected white head and pretty much goes average all the way. Aromas of sweet malts, slightly floral hops and maybe a metallic feel (not sure). Taste is pretty standard as well with decent malts on the sweet side, weak spicy hops and a touch of overripe orange fruit (not oranges though). Fairly smooth beer, medium bodied with a weak bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19387) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
Draught at Vancouver airport lounge
Amber color. It has a nice hoppy aroma, but the flavor is more common. Still, one of the few interesting beers at airport lounges.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eructoblaster (3891) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2008
On tap at Maple Leaf Lounge, Vancouver Airport. Nice amber body with low carbonation and a thin off-white creamy head. Thin malty/hoppy aroma with light roasty hints. Decent hoppy taste with malty notes. Ends with a bad grassy/metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
light, session drinking pale. Floral nose, slight bitter finish. Light body. Nothing to get excited about, but drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
On tap at Irish Times. Accompanied by Irish Stew. Dark amber. lasting light head. Light floral hop aroma. Fruity flavour. Tinge of bitterness.

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