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


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RATINGS: 141   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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PictouRx's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PictouRx (188) - Ontario, - MAR 9, 2013
Average for a IPA, not enough floral, not enough fruity or hoppy bitter. Pours a straw color, medium head, stingy on the palate and finish, but ok.

tomandoaltura (363) - - NOV 20, 2017
Color ámbar y aromas maltosos con ligeras notas de caramelo. Además, se perciben los aromas cítricos y pináceos de los lúpulos. En boca, es muy fresca con notas cítricas de toronja y un final seco que facilita tomarla una y otra vez.

cmacklin (1376) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2017
473ml can. Pours a clear medium amber-copper with a medium, creamy, long lasting, off-white head that leaves curtains of lace. Sweet, mild aroma of caramel malt, grain and light orange peel. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, bread, orange peel and a hint of grapefruit with a mildly bitter finish. Light body with a thin, watery texture and soft carbonation. Disappointing. Very under hopped and lacking bitterness. Much more like an amber ale, not terrible just boring.

dennisrt (1) - - JUL 6, 2017 does not count
Tasty, refreshing. Clean finish. Ok, like but not love. Color is pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Brettsky06 (536) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 11, 2017
I just can’t seem to find a big rock beer that I like. The highest abv session IPA I’ve had with the least amount of flavour. Bit of citrus aromas and taste but mostly watery and boring

Steamboy (5) - - MAY 31, 2017 does not count
Upon opening this beer is very aromatically hoppy, more wild sage scent than citrus; it reminds me of summer in the prairies. Taste wise its quite average though, though it isn't the horrible flavour of orange rinds that so many hopped beers posses these days, so it has that going for it. It's an ok drink, but if you can get something better, I would suggest that.

Wim (4226) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2016
On holiday in Canada a 473ml can amber coloured body with a off white head and a spicy malt hops aroma a spicy sweet hops dry bitter taste with a bitter finish

bunget (1040) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2016
Can. Intense yellow-orange, small white head with poor retention, no lacing. Aroma of sugar, hard candies, honey and a touch of spices. Taste of sugary malts, cough syrup and herbs. Total miss for the style.

kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Red cooper with white head. Draft at Rose & Crown in Banff. Malty and earthy IPA. Dank fruit. Bitter. Not very good

ChadPoole (479) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Pours cloudy burnt orange with a thin short lived off white head. Citrus and hops aroma. A lot of citrus fruit in the taste with some hops, malts and a bitter/sour finish. Drinkable but could use a better balance between citrus and hops.

kyzr (1607) - Montana, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Amber pour with decent white head. Nose of roasted malt with touch of hops. Flavor is more malt up front with just a touch of citrus.

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