Big Rock Chinook Pale Ale

 
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Formerly brewed at Big Rock Brewery
Style: Pale Ale - American (APA)
Calgary, Canada

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Dry-hopped ale proves how a pure malt ale can be both elegant and subtle.

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3.1
reebtogi (6488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
341mL bottle poured a pale golden color with moderate white head and no lacing. Aroma is grassy hops and bready malts. Taste is mildly sweet with a dry hoppy finish that is pleasing. Light to medium body and lightly carbonated for an easy drinking experience with none of that cheap bitterness of the macros.

2.4
DuffMan (10982) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2006
I have to rate this even though it is retired, and I last had it just over a year ago. I feel justified in that I used to drink a lot of this stuff, along with Canvasback, before I moved to Australia for a while. When I got back, they had retired them both, but I’ve still got a handsome set of beer glasses with the logos on them. Anyway, from what I recall, this had maybe a shadow of pale ale character at most, certainly nothing like the beautiful American pales that we get from our microbrewing neighbours to the south (and a select few Canadian ones too-- Tree Brewing for example). A beer that holds some sentimental fondness for me though.

2.4
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
Had this one on tap at Mcnally’s Tavern in Regina. Not a lot to say here, standard Big Rock brew. Golden colour, dry drink and a nasty aftertaste.

2.7
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2004
Copper, musty, dull, sweaty, hoppy pale ale. Too much malt. Not sure how they came up with the conclusion of pale ale with so much malt. Must be an alberta thing. heheheh!

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jercraigs (12568) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
Toronto Festival of Beer 2001 - Unremarkable beer. Disappointing pale ale, expecting more hops and more malt.

2.5
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2003
Boy, what a disapointment. A beer with Chinook as its name that has so little hop aroma or bitterness. An average ale, dry hopped or not.

2.4
Crit (4317) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2003
Pale Amber,off white head. Dry hop nose. Rather bland light hop flavor......

2.3
daboskabouter (1469) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
Golden appearance, light head. Aroma is cheesey with hints of light hops, dust and the very slightest chocolate. Body is grassy and tinny with light hops. Nothing great here.

2.2
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
deep golden colour. faintly perfumy aromas. sweet malt flavour. very mild bitter finish. mild for a pale ale, even by canadian standards. bleh.

2.3
DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
Fruity and flowery aromas, amber, mild malt taste, hint of hops, nothing special.


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