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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: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Draft pint at the brewery taproom; Chestnut amber with a solid wall of foam on top. Fruity and velvety with a solid hop bitterness and firm malt foundation. Excellent beer in the English vein, me thinks. Cheerio! (#2870, 5/13/2007)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chugalug (29) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2007
Amber colour with decent head and some lacing. Moderate hops. Nice malt. Dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boutip (4656) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
Bottle: Poured a hazy brown color ale with a medium white bubbly head with average retention. Aroma of citrus hops is definitely present but not as dominant as a standard IPA. Taste has some shy metallic hops, which are not that pleasant with some caramel malt. A bit weak in the hops department and overall lacking character to make this truly enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (9461) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2006
12-oz bottle via trade with presario. Pours clean copper with an edgy off-white head, some lined lacing. Aroma is fruity, floral and soapy hops, sweet caramel and maple malt. Heavy acidity, moderate bitter and metallic hop, medium sweetness, bitter and dry hop finish. Medium bodied and fizzy, dry palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6554) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 Deep orange amber with brilliant aromas of butterscotch and grapefruit. Caramel malt and fruity, earthy hops more in line with a British IPA in my mind, or maybe it’s just that I’ve had my palate spoiled by Central City lately!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle - Pours out hazy orange amber with a rocky fast disappearing head. Sweet citrus hops with a grassy butterscotch note. Thin mouthfeel and sweetish thin malt with some hops coming on. Needs to be dry hopped at at least twice the rate and more bittering hops to get your mouth thirsting for more. I was expecting (by the rugged label and name) to be smacked in the mouth with a super aggressive hoped up "over" bittered monster. When I see a pipe wrench (or hammer maybe) on the label of an IPA I want and expect my tongue to just about bleed from the hopping rate. Sadly my mouth did not get the grievous hop assault it came looking for.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, DougShoemaker & mds at Bar Volo. Pours a slightly hazy orangey-gold with a spare white head. Sweet aroma of citrus hops, grain, tea and caramel malt. Flavour follows the aroma. Light bodied. This is quite nice and easy to drink, I enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2911) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2005
1L bottle at Volo. Very sweet and hoppy aroma - hops are earthy and tea-like. Dark orange, not much head. Sharp earthy hops in taste. Lots of butterscotch as well. Tea-like. Lingering caramel candy finish. Not bad - sweet and hoppy, but not terribly enjoyable by the end of this monster bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
bottle. foggy orange-golden body with a short-lasting white head. grassy grain aroma and leafy hops. sharp, leafy hops are present with orange citrus in the background. lacking malt sweetness to balance it out. not bad, not fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Bottle (1 litre). Shared with R, blankboy, GregClow, DougShoemaker, and mds. Poured slightly hazy gold with a very small off-white head. Aroma of solid oily, resiny hops, tea (today was tea day!), some malt, grain and black pepper. Taste follows the nose, even more floral tea notes in it, finishes mildly bitter - seemed more like a pale ale / bitter than an IPA. Mouthfeel unremarkable - very easy to drink, I see why they use the huge bottles!


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