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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eructoblaster (2850) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TipsyMcStager (1128) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
light, session drinking pale. Floral nose, slight bitter finish. Light body. Nothing to get excited about, but drinkable

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4533) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heffman (5) - North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2007 does not count
bottle...tried this one a while back while golfing on the island...he impressed me...real good quality pale ale...mildly hopped, real clear too....great taste and that matters especially with the bad burger I had....

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick767 (3394) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2006
draft, also at some bar in Victoria - Pours copper with a thin, fading head. The aroma has some light malt and hops. The taste is caramel malts and pretty light hops for the style. It was on the thin side, though not too bad. There are plenty of better beers around.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
On tap in some bar in Victoria. Light amber colour with a thin head. A touch of sweet maltiness in the nose and not much else. The flavour is lacking in hops for a pale ale and is a bit watery. However it was free!

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2006
on draft at the stickey wicket. poured copper clear, little to no head. a below hopped pale ale but average to better for the area. thin and watery.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trev (1837) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Bottle: Pours a dark gold with a med. frothy white head. Aroma is honey-ish malt sweetness. Too faint slightly fruity hop. Flavour is quite malty, tin tasting bitterness. Not one of my preferred regional pales.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 3, 2006
Can. Golden orange with a very small frothy white head. Weak malt aroma, some caramel but not much else. Flavours are OK: Caramel, some fruitiness and a bit of metallic after taste. Probably would be better on tap.


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