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Brewed by Wild Rose Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2009
341 ml bottle from a trade with hobbersr. very run-of-the-mill IPA. some decent hops in the nose but nothing too big. the malt was there to but was equally lacking. the flavour was balanced and followed the typical IPA progression. the bitterness was low but there seemed to be almost enough hops. close to being a good IPA but just OK in my books. this is a brew id buy if locally availible. thanks for the trade Riley!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 pours an amber colour with a small off white coloured head. Aroma has pine, resin, grapefruit, some biscuit malt, and floral notes. Flavor has an initial sweetness, grassy flavors, some grapefruit, pine, resin, and some biscuity malt reminiscent of a English strong ale. Overall I think this is a good beer... not a great beer. It has the feeling of a IPA with one training wheel. Some restraint is shown... Maybe a little too much. But I still like it.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2009 After giving a low rating the first time I am re-rating to see if I really was off by 1.15 style pts. 2nd time around - I want to smell a bouquet of hops but all I get is straw. A really nice red-brown but still much too clear to warrant a better rating. The flavour is smooth and then BAM that hops hits your tounge and stays there after you swallow. A bit more pungent that I would like it to be. It mellows the harshness after a few more sips but it’s still a pretty bold ale with hops on top formula in your mouth. Overall I am a bit shocked that the brewerey that created my favourite beer ever, thier Imperial IPA, also makes this. It’s not a bad beer, it’s just not that good of an IPA. Drink some brown ale and chew some hop leaves while sitting in a freshly hayed barn is the most accurate description here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2009 from 330ml bottle. Hopy floral aroma. Bitter flavor, very hopy, very floral. very strong flavor a great IPA. Pours a very deep amber colour. My on;y complaint, would be the 6%alc. I would like to see an IPA with a strong hopy flavor and an 8%-9%alc/vol.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeZasada (293) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2008
Pours with a nice copper colour, lots of hops, good body. Well balanced, good hop bitterness...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Proteus93 (65) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Head sticks around moderately. Golden colour... like pine sap. Clean, grapefruit / citrus rind. Very aromatic and pleasant. Bitter citrus and leafy hops. Nice flavour, and just the softest balance of malt in there for good measure. Fairly crisp... medium body and easy drinking. All of ’em are lighter alcohol and good session brews. Nothing TOO extraordinary, but good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2008
Strangely orange in colour. Mixed nose with soft fruit, bread & butter, and an annoying metallic hint. Fairly carbonated in the mouth and hits with an immediate strong bitterness. Fades near the end and doesn’t leave much trace of that. This is good because now the malt and bundle of hops comes through. Decently balanced with one another as well. Turned slightly watery on its last breath down my gullet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4267) - Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
12oz twist-off bottle. Orange color, thin white head. Aroma of citrus hops and caramel malt. Flavor is an OK caramel malt, hints of mustiness. Finishes with a grassy hop bitterness. Dry and light bodied. Good amount of hops, finishes with a decent IBU character. Not bad, had better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
2008-07-28, draught at the brewery, 7-4-7-5-14=37
Hazy light amber color, creamy head. Good american hops aroma, not too strong, with some caramel and a light cheesy touch (interesting). Good caramel flavor, strong bitterness, dry resins or hop oils too, and very light cheesy touch too. Very pleasant.

2008-07-27, draught at Ship and Anchor, Calgary, 6-3-7-4-14=34
Amber color. Light fruity hop aroma. It has some caramel flavor, light sweetness (I would like more), strong bitterness, with some nice hop oils, and strong final. Simple but pleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hiphop (84) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
Biscuity malt with orange/grapefruit citrus hop nose. I’d guess Centennial and Cascade. Opaque orange-blonde colour with white head that diminishes to thin cover. Mild malt and vegetal, grassy hops. Very dry. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery. Bottle.


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