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


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl (4544) - 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 (5101) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen louis (165) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
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. medium body. A good session beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2004
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4  5  6

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50