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


on tap

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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.

Rentalman's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerAndPonies (168) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
355 ml can from Sobeys Liquor, served in a nonic pint. Pours a shade of orangey-amber with faint carbonation and a pearly head that leaves lace patches as it dissipates. Nose is fairly fresh, mild-to-moderately strong citrus and piney hops with a dash of floral, and a lightly caramel malt sidebar; on the tongue, there’s the same tasty hop complex and toasty bread-like malt backbone with caramel hints. Thin, slick, and mildly bitter in the finish. Not challenging, just a plain good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
Nice foamy head and okay yellowish body with modest carbonation. Yes, there are sweet hops on the nose, probably only one kind, very everpresent which is great but not entirely complex. Flavour is a bitter mix of hoppiness with a very faint hint of malt. Dry finish. Good mix and crisp, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (676) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, copper with a medium, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Sweet citrus aroma with floral hops, caramel malt and resin. Sweet grapefruit flavour with caramel, pine and a dry, bitter, floral hop finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hammy78 (953) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle from CO-OP. Pours a true clear copper, off white/ creame coloured head, good amount of lacing. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Tastes hoppy, but a little bit soapy, pine, caramel, a little bitter. Okay, but could be better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Pours clear light-amber with a small light-beige head that disappears quickly. Minimal lacing. Aroma is citrus, piney hops & caramel malt. Taste is moderate sweet & bitter. Medium body & carbonation. Lingering bitter finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2692) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at the lounge at Lake Louise Village Grill & Bar in Lake Louise, Alberta. Clear, amber orange with a huge off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, caramel Taste of tropical fruit, citrus and caramel. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Richwest68 (12) - - JAN 31, 2015
Nice hoppy IPA. Ticks the boxes , coppery in colour, sweet flora aroma, lots of hop in the finish. Nice lacy head, white in colour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1472) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Aroma of citrus, hops, fruit and malt. Cloudy caramel colour with a short white well laced head. Taste of fruit, hops and malt. Dry chalky feel with a mildly bitter palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1311) - CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Pours clear pale amber with one finger of loose light tan head diminishing rapidly to nothing, minimal lacing. (3/5) Nose is citrus and piney hops, caramel malt. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet and moderately strong bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5) Not too bad. A little unsubtle, but drinkable. Probably the best tap option here, other than plain old Guinness. (12/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1454) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours a hazy orange/amber colour. Aroma is filled with notes of C-hops and citrus with a hint of caramel. On the palate that malty/caramel backbone provides a good backdrop to some hoppy bitterness and flavour profile. Not as bad an IPA as some of those rated here thought it was.

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