peterthepiper (2) - CANADA - MAR 8, 2005 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I drink this one like water...it is my daily.
A fine pale ale.meduim head on pour.does not last long.nice golden ale.
light hops and cystal malt smell to it.
A nice taste starts with a very pleasent sweetish hop flavour,middle has some malt finishes bitter but just barely.
good local ale that is easy to enjoy.
A good session beer.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty plain for a pale ale. Amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, with a hint of spicy hoppiness. Flavour is mostly malt with some hoppyness. Very little bitterness. Not the best pale ale but drinkable.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber-copper with a small white head that diminshed mostly. Hoppy, metallic aroma. Sweet malty flavor, with bitter metallic and astringent finish. Kind of weird flavors. Light to medium body and moderate carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is predominantly malty, slightly soapy smelling with a hint of spicy hoppiness. Flavour is also mostly malt with some faint orange citrus. Very low bitterness. Pretty standard but not bad.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2006 Pipers is Vancouver Island Brewery’s best selling beer by far, it’s a little better then a macro beer but still tastes semi commercial, poor but not terrible.
jonas (5591) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden amber, creamy head.
Slight malt flavor. Nothing exiting - pretty standard pale ale.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very average tasting pale ale. Extremely light in color. What can you say when there are very few choices to pick from?
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
light amber with white head. Sweet fruity nose. Tart fruity malty foretaste, lasting hop finish with some malt
MarshallMac (143) - West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20