Kuey (30) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2005
Much better than the red, but not much. Good Canadian style beer. good flavour, good appearance, good pallet, no bad aftertaste. robinvboyer (4663) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2007
canadian? rickards gold? old vienna? canadian light? coors? coors light? oh no wait its Rickard’s Pale! avoid this swill JoeZasada (317) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2007
Well, as a light ale, it’s passable... but it’s advertised as an IPA when it is DEFINITELY NOT an IPA. This is a problem because people who don’t know better will think it’s an IPA and end up thinking real IPAs are not... VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUN 6, 2009
Decent light gold (maybe trying to get to amber), with ok white head with retension at the skim level, tons of carbonation still going strong and some minor lacing on a slow turn of the glass. Aroma is 100% not IPA. And it’s very weak, with a slight skunk, but that’s probally poor ingredients. It doesn’t smell offensive. The flavour veers just as far with its watery dry bitterness...er, actually, there is no flavour - well, there is flavour, I just can’t taste it around that watery bitter taste/mouthfeel. It’s only enduring quality is that it doesn’t taste exactly like domestic swill, for better or for worse, the total lack of flavour, aroma and anything else might be a good thing. It is easy to drink though for a free swilling night. Drinkable, yes. IPA? This may as well be Rickard’s Stout. Never again. Total waste of money unless your life revolves around playing in the local softball league. Leave your IPA buying $$$ to any company that puts any sort of emphasis on pride in their product and a value on quality ingredients. mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
On tap at the hard rock bar in Niagara Falls. Could be one of the worst tasting laes i have ever had. Couldnt come close to finishing the beer.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2002
what the hell makes this a pale ale? how many IBU’s? 10? this sucks! I honestly couldn’t taste the diff berween this and canadian. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2005
Pint at The Devil’s Advocate Pub, Toronto. Pale gold colour, no head. Thin, watery body with very little carbonation. Light aroma of stale malt and dishwater (although that latter aroma might’ve come from the glass washing machine behind the bar). Bland flavour, a hint of sweetness, no bitterness to speak of. I should’ve stuck with water... hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
tap in canada...why? I don’t know...Maybe because there was nothing else with the word "ale" in it. Absolutely terrible. Please don’t be fooled by the fact that you have never heard of this brand...You have...It’s Molson. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2004
12 oz bottle, this is the Quebec version labeled "Rickards India Pale Ale" like it really matters. Medium amber, a little oily looking, bit of head. Smells rather like a sewer, very "aromatic" in its own way, but not good. Flavor is like bad cider, with just a hint of malt, rather old-tasting, on the sweet side, rather artificial. Really, really terrible, worse even than I expected, offensively bad. spish (12) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2005
Not impressed. Seems it could be artificially carbonated. Hoppy, dry initial taste although not fully revealed by the nose. Finshes alright but with a semi-metallic aftertaste. Not an IPA (when will they learn!) More like a bad Pilsner. Will not consider again.