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Formerly brewed at Molson Breweries (MolsonCoors)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 2/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full bodied pale ale that is crafted in single batches from a historic recipe. It is brewed with no preservatives.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
robinvboyer (4428) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2007
canadian? rickards gold? old vienna? canadian light? coors? coors light? oh no wait its Rickards Pale! avoid this swill

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JoeZasada (315) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2007
Well, as a light ale, its passable... but its advertised as an IPA when it is DEFINITELY NOT an IPA. This is a problem because people who dont know better will think its an IPA and end up thinking real IPAs are not...

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
VertBaconStrips (2380) - 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 its very weak, with a slight skunk, but thats probally poor ingredients. It doesnt 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 cant taste it around that watery bitter taste/mouthfeel. Its only enduring quality is that it doesnt 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 Rickards 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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
mnurda (1269) - 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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2002
what the hell makes this a pale ale? how many IBUs? 10? this sucks! I honestly couldnt taste the diff berween this and canadian.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GregClow (3370) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2005
Pint at The Devils 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 mightve come from the glass washing machine behind the bar). Bland flavour, a hint of sweetness, no bitterness to speak of. I shouldve stuck with water...

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
tap in canada...why? I dont know...Maybe because there was nothing else with the word "ale" in it. Absolutely terrible. Please dont be fooled by the fact that you have never heard of this brand...You have...Its Molson.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
muzzlehatch (4939) - 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.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
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.


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