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


on tap

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RATINGS: 104   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2582) - 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.

   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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 C-hops portend an incoming dry end and are clobbered by a harshly bitter, almost chalky scratch on the tongue…Butterscotch resides underneath but is completely overwhelmed and decides to stay witness and not participate too much…Very carbonated with piney and intense grapefruitiness...The name is appropriate, this really is a rough and decisive IPA…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Amber to copper colored,moderate head. Aroma was grassy and citrus. Probably hopped with one of the C’s as MartinT put it. Bitter flavor. Dry finish. The best part of this bottle was the company that kept it, thanks MartinT, Rastacouere and tiggmtl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6125) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2004
Deep amber, hazy off-white ring. Thick honeyish malt. Orangey and citrusy hops, almost woody. Lots of c-hops on the tongue. It gets to a point where it’s not quite chalky, but not far. Dry finish. Honest mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2004
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. Sampled with hopsrus, MartinT and Rastacouere. Thanks Presario!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 Pour an cloudy orangey blonde color with a diminishing white head. Aroma and flavor of resinous and citrusy hops, probably Cascade and Centenial. Very smooth mouthfeel, creamy texture, light to medium body, lively carbonation. A pretty decent and interesting IPA but it lacks a little something to be a really good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CyclistSarah (15) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
Not a bad beer, smooth thought not my favourite. Nor is the aftertaste my favourit. Drinkable though, better than the average domestic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1586) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2004 Poured a beautiful dark amber-orange with a smallish cap that laces out and clings for the whole drink. Aromas of lime-like hop and fruity esters. Starts sharp with a hop blast then mellows on the tongue as a big toasty bread malt is departed with the citrusy hops then the finish is bold with the hops hanging in as a malty sweetness lingers. A nice ale, well balanced, good body and bright with hops. I’ll be buying some to cellar for the warmer summer days ahead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6386) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 28, 2004
Thick big white head, light brown. Soft refreshing, pleasant hop aroma. Light for its style. Slightly thin with shy aftertaste, some acidic finish.

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