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Brewed by Wild Rose Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Calgary, Canada
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Wild Rose IPA (India Pale Ale) is a beautiful copper-coloured ale, rich in caramel malt character and well balanced with plenty of hops. An authentic India Pale Ale, this IPA is handcrafted for the true ale drinker.
So hop to it.
6.0% alc./vol.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
khays (71) - - AUG 6, 2014
Hoppy malty smell, weak notes of pine and citrus with some floral. Pours golden, slightly hazy with a frothy white head. Tastes hoppy, sharp bitter, grapefruit peel, missing the malt backbone to round it out (IMO). Also tastes of burnt caramel and pine. Medium to heavy body, moderate carbonation, but too astringent to be great. Like so many mediocre IPAs, this one is just too bitter at the end. It had a good start, but the finish is too astringent to be great. Saying that, it came from Alberta, and that in itself is a good sign.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (252) - - AUG 3, 2014
Colour is an orange brown (copper) with a frothy white head. Aroma is strong hops smell. Taste is bitter with hints of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (9214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
On tap at Wild Rose, pours a clear copper with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out some notes of pine, some metallic notes, and crisp crackery malt. Flavour brings out piney and floral hops, but in a pretty restrained way, with a dry biscuity malt backbone. No residual sweetness here, which is good, but not the most robust IPA. Decent snd well-made, just nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (390) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Pours Amber, aroma of the usual IPA stuff. Taste is lightly citrus, tropical fruits. Not too bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (4064) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
From my dear brother: Pours a light amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, some citrus, and maybe some pine or something. Taste is pretty bitter at the front with some nice sustain. MInor lingering aftertaste. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (884) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Amber/copper pour with large off white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, citrus and hops. Taste of malts, toffee, slight citrus and a strong hop finish. Medium bodied and lower carbonation, slightly chewy mouthfeel and a little cloying, long hop finish.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdubs92 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Effervescent aroma with mainly hoppy and citrus scents. Copper brown appearance with thin white head. Decent blend of malt and bitterness. Bitter on the palate. Ok but not my favorite IPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AgentAle (1046) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Aroma: fragrant hoppu aroma with hints of clove Taste: very true to modern ipa’s; the cascadian hops hot you immediately and leave the bitterness to end. Maltiness is hard to detect Appearance: clear light brown body with retaining lace head

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
On tap at Beer Revolution, amber-copper color, with a thin white head, with a mild toasted, caramel, pale malt, floral citrus, piney, leafy hoppy nose, with a light lemon, orange, grapefruit peel note, and some faint lemon pie crust, toffee accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a light grainy toasted, caramel, pale malt cereal, earthy flowery tobacco, leafy, grassy, citrus hoppy character, with a faint toffee, lemon pie crust, lemon, grapefruit peel flavour, leading towards a faint toasted, caramel maltiness, and nice lingering leafy, grassy, citrus hop bitterness finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1988) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Light copper colour, thin head. Bright metallic aroma, come resinous hops and a background of breadiness. Balanced flavour, nothing overwhelming, malt coming through then a sharpness on the finish.


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