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


on tap

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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.

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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (5940) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
On tap at Wild Rose, pours a clear copper with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out some notes of pine, some metallic notes, and crisp crackery malt. Flavour brings out piney and floral hops, but in a pretty restrained way, with a dry biscuity malt backbone. No residual sweetness here, which is good, but not the most robust IPA. Decent snd well-made, just nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (270) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Pours Amber, aroma of the usual IPA stuff. Taste is lightly citrus, tropical fruits. Not too bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
From my dear brother: Pours a light amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, some citrus, and maybe some pine or something. Taste is pretty bitter at the front with some nice sustain. MInor lingering aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (727) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Amber/copper pour with large off white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, citrus and hops. Taste of malts, toffee, slight citrus and a strong hop finish. Medium bodied and lower carbonation, slightly chewy mouthfeel and a little cloying, long hop finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdubs92 (16) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Effervescent aroma with mainly hoppy and citrus scents. Copper brown appearance with thin white head. Decent blend of malt and bitterness. Bitter on the palate. Ok but not my favorite IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AgentAle (580) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Aroma: fragrant hoppu aroma with hints of clove Taste: very true to modern ipas; the cascadian hops hot you immediately and leave the bitterness to end. Maltiness is hard to detect Appearance: clear light brown body with retaining lace head

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2896) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
On tap at Beer Revolution, amber-copper color, with a thin white head, with a mild toasted, caramel, pale malt, floral citrus, piney, leafy hoppy nose, with a light lemon, orange, grapefruit peel note, and some faint lemon pie crust, toffee accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a light grainy toasted, caramel, pale malt cereal, earthy flowery tobacco, leafy, grassy, citrus hoppy character, with a faint toffee, lemon pie crust, lemon, grapefruit peel flavour, leading towards a faint toasted, caramel maltiness, and nice lingering leafy, grassy, citrus hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Light copper colour, thin head. Bright metallic aroma, come resinous hops and a background of breadiness. Balanced flavour, nothing overwhelming, malt coming through then a sharpness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewthfcmuir (32) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Dark red to brown pour... white head that disappears quickly. Beautiful aroma that really makes this a true IPA. Taste is bitter enough to call it an IPA, a tad watery, nothing too significant though. Absolutely no complaints about this IPA, its nicely bitter, and its what you expect out of an IPA. Yes, there are better choices around, but this is definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Masterkush7 (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
A good ipa brewed close to home. A English style ipa that I like even though Im a bigger fan of the American style. A good Carmel malt background balances out this ipa that has a nice dark brown color. I enjoyed this brew and will again for that price

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