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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Very average tasting pale ale. Extremely light in color. What can you say when there are very few choices to pick from?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
simonblaine (230) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Lightly fruity and malty, pours brown with a marginal head. Taste is not offensive, I would have another quite happily. Effort put into this review? 2/10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Clear ruby amber color. Smells of mashy hops. Coin like metallic taste. Palate carries the copper metallic taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4690) - 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 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 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Druid (82) - 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 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gerbeer (1496) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
On tap. Pours a dark copper color with light head. Aromas of corn, very light burnt sugar, and malt. Flavours are similar with addition notes of sourdough. Quite unimpressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Pretty underwhelming pale ale. Smells like almost nothing with a faint taste of malt. Has some well-disguised hops that comes through a little on final aroma. Pours pale orange with some lacing, a little head. Finishes a little sour. Average carbonation. Sample at brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vadie (523) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Mousse beige moyenne qui si dissipe rapidement sauf pour un très petit bout qui reste longtemps. Couleur roux/ambrée avec le carbonation moyenne. Nez de malt, caramel, et houblon. Dabord un goût de malt très légèrement sucré ensuite un amertume légèr d’houblon. C’est pas creux ni aqueux, une surprise pour le style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (454) - - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RumRunner101 (677) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
On tap. Pours amber with a diminishing white head and decent retention. Aroma is caramel, light hops. There’s a ton of caramel flavour in the body which lingers through to the finish, with some other bready/biscuity flavours. A little bit of hop presence to cut the sweetness. Quite boring and unimpressive.

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