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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 23, 2006
Can. Goldne amber colour with a frothy, off-white head. Faint, light fruity and piny hop aroma. Light caramel and fruit, a bit of metallic flavour. Light bodied and slightly watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2006
Can. Golden amber body with a small white head. Lighty buttery/caramel aroma. Rough astringent harshness over dilute malt. Average to thin palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 9, 2006
On tap at the Palace Hotel bar. Amber with an off-white head. Aroma of mild citrus and floral hops. Flavor is a fairly standard pale ale with noticeable calcium sulfate. OK beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
Bottled. Clear pale amber. Light aroma of paper and grass. Sweetish and lightly appley with clean mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. Subtle but without finesse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle @ OMH-tasting
Malty aroma with lots of Münchener malts. Watery palate and missing in bitterness. Short aftertaste. Uninteresting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
Mildly fruity, sweet aroma with some touches of herbal hops apparent. Clear deep golden body is topped by a generous white head that recedes slowly to a lasting fine bubbled cover with excellent lacing. Mild caramel malt light fruitiness with herbal hops apparent and fair, balancing bitterness. Medium light body is dry and well attenuated with crisp carbonation that stimulates the tongue and cheeks. Although flavour and aroma are both quite innocuous this is a well crafted, if simple beer. Enjoyed on tap in the Maple Leaf Lounge at Vancouver Airport.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2005
Clear amber colour with thin tan head. Mild malt nose with slight yeast notes. Dry malt taste with lingering mild malt finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
Can. Slightly hazy deep golden color with foamy white head which soon turned into a thin white ring. Aroma is fruity malt with some mild spicy hop smells. Tastes clean with a slightly acidic aftertaste. Somewhat thin, but does go down smooth, a decent session brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4364) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
(Draught) On tap at the Officers Club at the Royal Victoria Naval Base in Victoria, British Columbia. Fairly thin white head dissipates quickly and gives a good glimpse into the deep copper body. Nose of mild hops with crystal malt. Decent enough English Pale but not what I am seeking in the Northwest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
peterthepiper (2) - CANADA - MAR 8, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: APR 12, 2005 Poured on tap at a pub, Pipers was not particularily special, nor did I expect it to be. The pint arrived at my table with most of the head dissipated as well as a rather off-putting aroma. The flavor reflected this aroma in the finish of the ale, however the initial flavors were more reflective of the "English Pale Ale" style.

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