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


on tap

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15693) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
2008-07-28, draught at the brewery, 7-4-7-5-14=37
Hazy light amber color, creamy head. Good american hops aroma, not too strong, with some caramel and a light cheesy touch (interesting). Good caramel flavor, strong bitterness, dry resins or hop oils too, and very light cheesy touch too. Very pleasant.

2008-07-27, draught at Ship and Anchor, Calgary, 6-3-7-4-14=34
Amber color. Light fruity hop aroma. It has some caramel flavor, light sweetness (I would like more), strong bitterness, with some nice hop oils, and strong final. Simple but pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 2014 re-rate, draught @ National. Hazy amber-copper, thick head. Earthy, some yeast, light toasty malt, on the palate there’s decent bitterness, a touch of orchard fruitiness, maybe too much yeast but overall it’s just more of a throwback IPA, lacking the brightness of modern examples.

Original 2003 rate: Bright orangey-amber; curranty, leafy hop aroma, with blood orange and light toast. Fresh, fruity hop palate - apple, salmonberry, lime. Vibrant hoppiness, but understated toasty malts. Sweetish for style. 7-3-6-3-13 = 3.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10695) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2004
Gold amber, with small white head. Honey hops with light citrus and cloves. Woody notes in mouth, with citrus, light hops and some scotch. Good body. (rated NY 2004)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2008
12 ounce bottle. The name of the person who shared this beer will be withheld to protect the innocent. Hazy apple juice color w/ no head. Aroma is melon, pear, caramel and something very, very wrong. Totally oxidized with a very papery taste. Some subtle hops and a slightly vegetal taste. Completely flat. Total trainwreck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (9189) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8281) - 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
Moderate off white head atop a golden amber body. Grapefruity hops in the aroma lead to disappointment in the lack of bitterness in the flavour. Needs to be kicked up a few notches to warrant IPA status.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (8010) - 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.

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