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 USDAís hop research program to be approved for sale since prohibition. Itís aroma is now one of the hallmarks of North American craft beer.

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

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tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, - APR 19, 2013
Biscuit and light caramel with lightly spicy hops and some light buttery notes in the aroma. Clear orange-golden body is topped by a thin white head that recedes to a partial cover. Fair to moderate bitterness over biscuity malts. Light body is somewhat watery in texture. Can. Just above fridge temperature. Purchased at the BCLS.

Brettsky06 (423) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 11, 2017
I just canít seem to find a big rock beer that I like. The highest abv session IPA Iíve 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 (3959) - 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 (962) - 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 (6220) - 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 (478) - 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 (1527) - 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.

RobBestwick (921) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
473ml can. Light toffee aroma. Pours copper in colour with a decent frothy white head. Miimal carbonation. Flavours are toffee and biscuits with a low to medium level of hoppiness. Medium bodied. Mild bitter finish. OK.

DeanF (2453) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle labelled as "session" IPA. same diff. Very thin antique white head with a dark lager body. Vague hops aroma with slight detergent. Flavour is an odd harshness of malt and sour hops finish. Really bitter aftertaste. An odd one to be sure, canít say I like this mix, far too sour even for an IPA.

markas101 (2435) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2015
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Medium gold, milky hop aroma with some grass. Sweet, some honey, then a mild resin hop finish. Very quaffable, average.

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