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


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RATINGS: 142   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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Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2010
341ml bottle from The Beer Store. A yellow fizzy beer. This is an ale? Dissapointing.

Strangebrewer (1309) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2010
bottle. Poured clear copper with a thin white head. The aroma is light, a slight yeasty wheat grain smell. Medium bodied, dry palate with moderate carbonation. Sweet bready malt flavour with some grapefruit notes. Light bitter finish.

Listigovers (1174) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
it’s okay, not an india pale ale by any stretchh. Clean and refreshing with enough hops for flavour, but not enough fr the style.

pootzboy (1739) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle: golden pour, smallish white cap with modest retention,weak lacing. Aroma is weal as well for a micro pale. some light fruit and cerial tones and some other funky cardboard notes. Thin mouthfeel, fiszzy, light malt up front and some minor hop presense, taste pretty much as it smess. Fast clean finish. I drank oceans of this in Calgary whe the Rock was the only micro in town...revisiting this beer documents their downfall into macro brewer wimpishness.

wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
This beer as far as IPA’s go was a pretty big let down. Porus a deep golden colour with a short lived head. Aroma of dehydrated hops, cardboard malts, and crushed apples. The flavour is an exact reflection of that. It’s sort of interesting, a kind of refreshing, but really nothing special...at all, there traditional ale is considerably better.

robinvboyer (4683) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
Golden pour quckly dispating head. Aroma of cheap macro malts and a hint of cheap hops might even be extract. Flavor is slightly corny and there is a sweet caramel flavor associated with the malt and the hop completely disapear. This is a boring runof the mill macro ale.

bulldogops (2507) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2009 Bottle. 5%. Hazy golden pour with a pretty thick white foam. Aroma was unpleasant, strong hops and old hay. Taste first reminded me of wet dog. Finish was quite bitter. Extremely disappointed, this is watery and disgusting. If someone finds this on tap in Edmonton, I would kindly re-rate. Re-Rate. Much better, but only so much. No canine taste, just a plain tasting, grainy macro ale. Was impressed by the aroma this time around, sweet apples and quite hoppy.

Radek Kliber (7367) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 26, 2009
On tap at Cest What?
Appearance: Clear light amber look with mid light creamy top. 3-
Nose: Plain , hint of hay , light hop with grainy ending.
Flavor/Palate : Thin bodied. Grainy edge with watery fill in. Forgettable brew.

garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2008
Appearance: golden orange, small white Head. Aoma: caramel, malt, hay. Flavour: again, caramel and grass, a hay finish.

hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
Pours a hazy orange with a smaller white head. Has a crisp citrus aroma. Palate has a orange and grapefruit taste with a nice bitter finnish from the hops.

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