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


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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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeek (182) - 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 (1145) - 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 (2206) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - 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 I’m surprised how much I’m enjoying this.

Crystal clear and amber, Piper’s 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 (16658) - 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 (3418) - 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 (4901) - 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.

   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....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick767 (3741) - 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.

   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!

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