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


on tap

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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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (2298) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours a clear coppery/brown color, topped with an average light tan colored head. Pleasantly malty aroma, complemented by some fruitiness and some caramel. The taste is sweet and caramely, slight bitterness in the end. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mucca (27) - - AUG 17, 2013
Great colour, copper, which is unusual for the Pale Ales I've tried. As with most Pale Ales the bottle describes a "ample hop character" which I am unable to taste. In saying that, this beer is quite good, just mild and low hop flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1908) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
Nice sentiment on the can, nice easy drinking copper pale inside the can... smooth and clean, caramel malts with some toffee, lightly hopped. Lagerboy friendly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap, brewery. Pours a clear pale copper body with a small frothy off-white head, nice retention. The nose is floral hops with some dry toasty, biscuity malt. A light touch of caramel. The flavor is dry biscuity malt with some light English hops and a little residual sweetness on the back end. Mouthfeel is a bit clingy with fizzy soft carbonation. Pretty decent stuff, solid for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014 - Golden in color, clear with a thin head. Good pale ale with a nice balance of malts and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2013
Aromas of banana bread that pours nice copper colour. Malt flavours predominate, very little bitterness to match but rather easy drinking all the same. Cheers!

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (611) - - AUG 3, 2012
On tap. Pale amber with goldish tint. Caramel and mild spice aroma (think salt and pepper), a bit doughy. Mid-range bitterness with sweet, fruity/floral finish. Light-medium body, slightly creamy, average carbonation. Not long ago this was the only local alternative to the big brewers you would find on tap at most Victoria pubs. Smooth and sessionable, I admit I may have given this bonus points out of sheer nostalgia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (18725) - 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.

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