Brewed by Quidi Vidi Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Quidi Vidi Village, St.Johns, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Brewed with the upmost respect to the old world style of English IPAs, our British IPA offers the perfect amount of hop bitterness with a rich caramelly malt backbone. Using traditional European hops this brew offers up a hop complexity with aromatic floral notes with a well-balanced bitterness that will leave your palette craving another sip. Pouring a deep copper and coming in at 5.7% ABV this is the perfect IPA to warm yourself up on a foggy Newfoundland day.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tim Webb (430) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle at a brilliant hotel in Port Rexton (the Fishers Loft) that will hopefully be allowed to sell the local brews some time soon. OK, as a Brit I know our own IPAs have a reputation for being a tad restrained but there is subtle and there is underpowered and this one is the latter. Dabs of English hops, a flabby body for a 5.7% ABV beer and, well, not much else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14405) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Draft - Pale malts, citrus pith and biscuit. Clear gold with a decent white head. Citrus and bitterness with a pale malt finish. Surprisingly decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
One of Quidi Vidi tastier offerings, in that it has a actual taste instead of iceberg BS. Pours a very light clear amber with a nice size head. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, herbs, and earthy hops. Tastes of toffee, caramel, earth, and herbs. Has a medium smooth body with average carbonation. A nice unique take on the style that is more malt forward, but I am okay with that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
This is....pretty damn good! I had a few of Quidi Vidis light beers at a PEI Beer Festival and was not impressed so this is a huge improvement. Its a pretty blonde amber with a muscular ivory noggin. A wallop of sweet biscuit malt paired with mildly spicy, earthy herbal hops is very pleasant to the olfactories. The taste is not at all typical of North American IPAs, which is nice. Very malt forward and bitter in a quintessentially British manner, almost politely bitter and not at all aggressive. Nice lacing on this medium bodied, lightly oily and mid-low carbonated UKd treat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rejtable (2538) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours clear orange with an initial frothy head and tons of lacing. Nose is a bit of English tea. Notes is tea, some light fruit, some light graham cracker, light earthy bitterness. Tastes light/med sweet and light bitter. Pretty watery body with low-ish carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkinSquad (6) - Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
Very nice golden color with very little carbonation. Plenty of hops in this beer, definitely the predominant taste off the top. The aftertaste is pleasantly smooth and mild for a 5.7% beer. Not a bad beer overall!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. British style IPA, floral and earthy hops, relatively bitter, but not in an adventurous way. Sweet, malt behind it, almost like a bitter. Overall, too English style for me, but a nice attempt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2579) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Draft clear yellow. Nose some floral hop and malt. Taste floral hop, light on the bitterness. Mid palate sweetness followed by a light finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nick146 (18) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
Picked up a six-pack last week and it instantly become one of my favorites. This beer has a smooth, flavorful taste, with just enough hopping to give a sharp aftertaste. Initial head which quickly dissipates into nothing. Color is amber-orange. Smells spicy, yet fruity. Taste is bitter yet sweet. A great beer overall, definitely would buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
shorlin (721) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
The initial pour is quite nice, with a nice amber color and substantial head. The head fades very quickly however and youre left with a dead looking beer. Very mild aroma here, not a real big hop anywhere. I do get some hints of citrus. Taste is also not much. There is some bitterness, but not really enough for the style. Palate is OK, but kind of dead in general. Really need to be better.

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