Steamworks Empress India Pale Ale

Formerly brewed at Steamworks Brewing (Canada)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This ales golden amber color only hints at its full-bodied flavor. Its sumptuous maltiness is tempered by a goodly amount of bitterness and a mouth-filling hop flavor. In order to finish our I.P.A. with a truly fresh hop bouquet, we dry hop this ale in the serving tank with both East Kent Goldings and Mount Hood hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24083) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear deep golden. Grapefruity hop aroma. Fairly sweet with chewy, rounded mouthfeel. Very aromatic with a wealth of mangoish hops. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014
2014-03-24, draught at the brewpub, 7-5-7-3-13=35
Hazy golden color. The aroma gives some delicate peach, but it could be better defined. The mouthfeel is lean, dry; the malt profile is anonymous; good bitterness level with nice fruity component (peaches and mango), but suffering from being too dry, papery.
Pleasant, but more APA than IPA.

2010-03-17, draught at the brewpub, 5-4-6-3-12=30
Hazy amber color. Easy Ale, well bitter, with some malt flavor. Golden Ale, more than IPA.

2008-07-16, draught at the brewpub, 6-3-7-3-13=32
Hazy deep blond color; creamy head. There are some nice hops in the aroma, but very light. Some lost malt flavor, strong hopping, but with limited resins and interest. With the Porter, its the more balanced than the other beers here, quite ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17572) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2006
On tap at Steamworks, Vancouver. Pale copper/gold, thin white head. Excellent hop, rather intense hop, but the structure is great. Great malt and creaminess, followed by a hit of intense bitter hops, faint grapefruit, but very intense. Full in mouth, not overly piney. Soft and full in mouth and then intense bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (17225) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2012
Tap @ Steamworks, Vancouver. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste grass, soap, malt and hops. A little boring and too few hops present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16438) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2011
[email protected], Vancouver, BC
Deep honey golden color, small white head, lace. Pine needles in the aroma. Medium-bodied. Piney, slightly resiny flavor with pine needles in the aftertaste. Clean, easy to drink. Classic NW IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
On tap @ Steamworks. Golden pour with a white head. Quite piney and a bit herbal. Some grapefruit, melon, and orange peel. Light caramel and bready malt. Flavor is lightly sweet up front and fairly bitter on the back end. A lot of grapefruit and pine. Some fresh herbs and a bit of citrus peel. Slightly grassy as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16088) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2000
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2016 Hazy dirty blonde. The aroma is quite fruity- blueberry, pear, and mellow citrus. Has a fair bit of bitterness, nice fruity hop character. theres definitely some chewiness in the finish, but a solid IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (15404) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
Golden amber, with a fairly hoppy aroma. Taste has a good amount of bitterness. Well-balanced. Good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (13495) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
Draft - Lots of grapefruit and some piney notes. Clear gold with a decent white head. Bitter citrus and pine notes. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (11487) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
On-tap in Gastown. An off-bitterness that is astringent.Kent Goldings and Mount Hood hops, but it didnt work for me. Orangey colour, some lace. Under average IPA.

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