Crit (4105) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
Just another wasted effort............................................ steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2004
Pours yellowish with minimal whitish head. Labl says IPA, but this far from resembling that in the nose. Had some off flavors. No real body to speak of. Must be a Canadian version of Keystone or something. Not a memorable beer for the enjoyment. beanmedic (348) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
Thin texture. metallic taste. no real hint of beer. quite fizzy and boring. pure garbage Eructoblaster (4457) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2004
Clear gold body with a thin and diminishing white head. Weak malty nose with some corny hints. Taste is mostly watery and, as for the other Rickard’s beverages, has a very unpleasant metallic/chemical aftertaste. Overrated and very boring... 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 (4814) - 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 (318) - 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 (2422) - 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 (1305) - 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.