Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Session IPA
Calgary, Canada


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Signature Series
Pale in Colour, Not Flavour
If hoppy makes you happy, this Pacific Northwest-style IPA is your beer. We brew it with two kinds of delicious Yakima Valley Cascade hops, in such a way as to deliver the maximum heavenly hoppiness to your tastebuds, with the minimum bitterness.

Little Known Fact
The Cascade was the first North American-made aroma hop and the first hop variety from the USDA’s hop research program to be approved for sale since prohibition. It’s aroma is now one of the hallmarks of North American craft beer.

Editor’s note: "session" was added to the name in 2016, same ABV, so we changed the style accordingly

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Fatehunter (2568) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pours a finger and half of head on a clear amber colored body. The aroma is pine, mango and pineapple... a bit faint overall though. The taste starts with a mild pine bitterness moving towards a dull dry grapefruit bitter middle and ending. The texture is soft with moderate carbonation. It’s a solid, good IPA.

Jayseppi (159) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
Burnt, glowing orange colour and a fizzy white cap. Aroma is a mixture of subtle hoppy pine and malty sweetness. More hopping is present in the flavour, but there is still a great balance between malt and hops. Carbonation level is great. Just enough to add some bite without covering any flavours. Awesome session brew, but would be better labelled as a Pale Ale instead of an IPA

Lubiere (13991) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
A hazed amber IPA with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with piney herbaceous hops, orange pulp, nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet caramel malt with treacle, grassy surranated hops, a tad too much residual sugars but decent.

andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a small spotty white head and good legs. Aroma is biscuits, sweet malts, and grass. Flavour is metallic, earthy, some citrus, sweet bready malts and a moderate bitterness.

jiffdawg03 (16) - Ralston, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours a light golden amber with about 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Not much in the scent. Some malts, biscuity, and grassy hop notes. Taste is same as nose, nothing too special here. Maybe a little orange peel. Not horrible but not too special at all.

WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - SEP 4, 2013
Can from the mix pack. Ohhhhh so it’s not listed here as an IPA, I was wondering! My friend kept repeating that it tastes like poop until I promised I’d write that here, I thought that was a bit negative though, it’s just not what this market would expect from the advertising. Pours light amber, nose actually does have some hollow citrus flavour, malt seemed clean to me, no flaws, a bit of biscuit, somewhat sticky, sadly... finish was mildly bitter. Cleansed my palate of the Purple Gas at least.

vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
Couleur caramel avec un col beige moyen. L’arôme est de malt et de caramel, mais il ya quelque chose de plus. Il y a une sorte de caramel / malt odeur de moisi fort. Il ya très peu d’amertume ici, pas une IPA, pas vraiment même une pale ale.

Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
Average brew not as good as i expected. But decent over all. A light gold color. Taste is a light caramel malt with hop bitterness to balance it out. The hop flavour isn’t as good as other ipa s I’ve had. The beer almost has a cheap lager taste to it. Ill reach for a bottle of something else before this one

Boutip (6397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
Can: Poured a light yellow color ale with a small foamy head with medium retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light dry hoppy notes with a light sweet malt backbone. Taste consists of dry hoppy notes with lightly sweet malt backbone. Body is about average as well as carbonation. Definitely short on the hops side of things.

Mlkluther (47) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Orange/copper appearance. Thin head. A little lacing. Clean crisp taste. No overpowering flavours. Slightly floral. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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