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

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewthfcmuir (32) - Kitchener, Ontario, - 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, itís nicely bitter, and itís what you expect out of an IPA. Yes, there are better choices around, but this is definitely worth a try.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jennawood79 (366) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Enjoyable malt presence in the middle. Finish has a slight sweetness and is very refreshing. Hops are present, but not overpowering. A balanced and enjoyable beer. Another winner from this small Calgary brewery. Re-rate: April 2005. Still an enjoyable session beer, but overall starting to lag. It seems the hop profile has changed to the light side. Not quite the pop. Sweetness in the middle can get a bit cloying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1130) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (398) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours a dark copper color. Nice white foam head, leaving lots of lacing. I was really surprised at the nice zesty hop bite. Love it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCx240 (50) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Hazy copper, with frothy white head. Smell is caramel, nuts, honey, spruce, and citrus. Taste is sweet caramel, honey and toast, followed by a powerful pine taste and finishes with a slight hint of citrus. Thick and sticky, with average carbonation on the palate. Decent local brew but lacks balance of flavours, which prevent it from becoming an excellent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
khays (57) - - AUG 6, 2014
Hoppy malty smell, weak notes of pine and citrus with some floral. Pours golden, slightly hazy with a frothy white head. Tastes hoppy, sharp bitter, grapefruit peel, missing the malt backbone to round it out (IMO). Also tastes of burnt caramel and pine. Medium to heavy body, moderate carbonation, but too astringent to be great. Like so many mediocre IPAs, this one is just too bitter at the end. It had a good start, but the finish is too astringent to be great. Saying that, it came from Alberta, and that in itself is a good sign.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (152) - - AUG 3, 2014
Colour is an orange brown (copper) with a frothy white head. Aroma is strong hops smell. Taste is bitter with hints of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6692) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (298) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3444) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (784) - 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.


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