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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.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
natrat (66) - Ucluelet, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2005
Great bottle. Pour was aggressive, but head didn’t last long, and was very loose and chunky. Aroma is huge and fruity, promising a big East Kent Goldings flavour. And it delivered that...dry hopped? However, there was no malt profile to hold up the hoppy taste...and the mouthfeel was thin. A good start, but I like something more than hoppy water. I wish these beers lived up to their packaging...:-(

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1005) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Pours very slightly hazy deep gold with a big foamy white head. Nose of sweet citrus, light golden sugar, herbs and grass. Slight medicinal bitterness, tangerine hops. Tobacco. Milky mouthfeel. Cream. A bit of burnt hops. Traces of mint and mineral oil. Hops are quite clean and direct but not terribly strong. Finsih is lightly toasted but somewhat washed out. Lots of cardboard and icing sugar. Pretty solid but re-assures me that Canada only allows for a frew great I.P.A.s.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2005 Faint haze, orangy amber. Earthy citrus aroma. Mostly malty but there’s a decent hoppyness, on the sweet side for an IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2005
More like a pale, not that hoppy, a medium mouthfeel, with a sour base..wheat? Some orange citrus and spices. Lots of malting to sweeten. Floral hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
Pours copper/orange, cloudy with a frothy white head. Aroma is mostly malt with notes of caramel and sweet grass. Hop and grassy flavours with notes of caramel, medium bitterness. Fairly clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2005
I had a great (unofficial) brewery tour of this place. Get along if you’re nearby. Nice and heady (in fact maybe even over gassed - had problems pouring my beer throughout the whole bottle). Full bodied. Bottle conditioned. Yeasty, nicely hopped, lasting aftertaste, bitter. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
1 L flip-top bottle. Nice deep dolgen colour, thick white head. Aroma is slightly citrusy with some light resiny spice. Also prominent biscuit and bready malts backing up the hops. Flavour is quite sweet and bready, with some spicy hops in the finish. Moderately bitter. Could use some more hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (1946) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
Brownish amber in colour with aromas of malt and mild north american hops. Flavor wise the strong caramel notes evolves into butterscotch as the beer warms, and the hop presence fades fast. It gets a little cloying on the finish. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2541) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2004
1L brown bottle with "grolsch style" closure. Dark gold beer with a creamy persistent white head. Earthy and hoppy (light pine and lemons) aroma. Nice malt hop balance, some caramel malt sweetness, slight bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2004
(1L Bottle). Small to average size white head, fair lacing, mostly diminishing. Cloudy amber orange body with tiny particules. Moderate to heavy hops aroma (grapefruit, orange like), pretty confident that cascade as well as centennial is there. Also some hints of resin and spruce. Moderated hop bitterness as initial flavor then more heavy bitterness toward the end of average to long duration. Light to medium body, a bit oily, lively carbonation. Quite good IPA, hoppy and a bit rough but I much liked it. Sampled at MartinT’s place with other RateBeerians for the "Montreal’s Voyager Par Les Papilles’ first tasting session".


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