Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
A pasteurised higher abv export version of the regular cask beer. Available in cans and plastic bottles.
Rich, full flavoured ale and notably dry.

hstreet's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
hstreet (71) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 7, 2013
A pretty crappy IPA. No carbination, No head, and bareley any lacing. Overall a pretty junk brew. Waste of time IMO. Thanks wells!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Sweet malt/biscuit malt nose. Slightly more hops and biscuit malt taste than standard Canadian mass produced ales ( or Keith’s IPA which is actually a weak ale). I will finish this can, as opposed to many of its domestic Ontario rivals. (Amending my report - I couldn’t finish it.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
futre7 (196) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JUN 9, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2015 Interesting. I think this is JUST an export beer. Indeed it seems Ontario is the main recipient judging by the other reviews. The version I got was Well’s IPA ..not the Eagle version. But since I can’t review that one I assume this is the same. One obvious point is that it does not taste like an IPA at all. The head is thick and reminiscent of a good bitter from England. The nose is liquorice and malt but is not overly obvious. Colour is dark brown and copper The flavour is not heavy. Indeed this is almost a mild ....apart from the light carbonation and 5% of course. Unspectacular beers like this are not meant for consumption in cans. They are meant to be drunk on draught and at a lower %. The light,dry flavoured cask ale is meant to be consumed over a long period of time and is moreish. The canned version is overly strong and misses the mark a little. It’s not bad...it’s just not a memorable ale.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GraffitiVandal (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
ENG: 500ml can from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. A bit hazy amber - copper color with very nice thick tan head and a lot of lacing. Aromas are quite bad - a lot of wet cardboard, plus acidic and a bit malty, feels more like bad eurolagers in my opinion. Also the taste is too malty, but also lemon, a bit caramel, sweet. I can’t feel any hops, or bitterness. Maaaybe far in the background there might be some hoppy flavor but barely distinguishable. Aftertaste is a bit soury, but also almost unnoticeable. Low to medium carbonation and low body, a bit watery. Overall it could be good lager (skipping the poor aromas), a bit malty with lemon notes, quite refreshing (but also a bit too watery), but definitely not an IPA.

PL: Puszka 500ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do kieliszka. Nieco mętna, miedziana barwa z bardzo ładną, jasną, gęstą pianą i sporym lejsingiem. Aromaty niestety nieciekawe - dużo mokrego kartonu, plus kwasów, nieco słodowe, przypominające kiepskie eurolagery. Także w <smaku mocno słodowe, cytrynowe, nieco karmelowe, słodkawe. Nie bardzo wyczuwam tu jakikolwiek chmiel, lub goryczkę. Może gdzieś daleko w tle da się wyczuć jakiś chmiel, może. W posmaku nieco kwaśne, ale ogólnie ledwo wyczuwalne. Niskie do średniego nasycenie, niskie odczucie w ustach, nieco wodniste. Podsumowując mógłby to być nawet dobry lager (pomijając te kiepskie aromaty), nieco słodowy z nutami cytrynowymi, nawet orzeżwiający (choć zbyt wodnisty), ale zdecydowanie nie można nazwać tego piwa IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldschool_Mike (208) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2015 Can into IPA glass. Pours a clear copper colour with off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is malty and earthy from the hops. Taste is pleasantly bitter with enough malt to back it up. Good beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Freaky_tiki (852) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Approach it as an IPA -- as is suggested on the bloody can -- & this beer is a watery disaster. Take it as a bitter & it is just another muddy bitter. Mrs Tiki picked me up a can of this (bless her little French Canadian heart) knowing I’m an IPA hop hound. Pours pub table brown with a thin white cap. Can was pulled from the snow on the back deck so this is icy & the cold accentuates just how watery this is. Pretty meh all around but it’s ok after a long week at the education factory.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Canette de 500 ml achetée chez The Beer Store (Rockland, ONT) au coût de 2,15$. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sec. (Rating #5834)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HippyHop (530) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
I may be a little biased by all the delicious APAs I enjoy, but this stuff is pretty boring. Also, how in the hell can something be called an IPA and classified (probably rightly) as a bitter? "Notably dry" says the deScription above. This beer’s about as dry as Seattle in November. Smells like grain and caramel. Tastes like grain and caramel. Granted, there is an ambiguous hint of dryness to the finish, but clearly Wells and Youngs has a different definition of "notably" than I do. This stuff isn’t putrid, but when I can find 100 better IPAs at the same price point, why would I bother?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopsandBolts (225) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a rich dark toffee brown colour with a finger or so of white head that quickly dissipates. The aromas are malt, caramel, toffee and yeast. The flavors are biscuit, malt, toffee and yeast. This one seemed more like an English Bitter than an IPA. I detected no hops, only malt and grain flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (351) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Scent of malt, hops, and fresh cut grass. Clear amber colour. Flavour of biscuit and lightly roasted malt. Medium in carbonation and body. I’m a bit disappointed in absence of hops suggested by the name; average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
plaugher (288) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
500ml can into English pint. Pours a kinda ugly brownish-amber with a thick, frothy white head which quickly dissipates. Caramel and malty nose, sweet flavour, medium bodied. Not a whole lot to it.

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