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


on tap

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9611) - 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 itís just that Iíve had my palate spoiled by Central City lately!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7278) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2250) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - 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!

   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 didnít 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...:-(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1095) - Southampton, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2005 Faint haze, orangy amber. Earthy citrus aroma. Mostly malty but thereís a decent hoppyness, on the sweet side for an IPA.

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