Brewed by Townsite Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Powell River, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Loads of pungent, piney, citrusey hops give Tin Hat IPA a strong bitterness that is balanced with a malty body. Pair with strong flavours: curry, smoked meat, Gorgonzola cheese

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Eyrish's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyrish (92) - British Columbia, - APR 15, 2013
Hazy, dark amber pour. Fading head. Floral aromas. soft carbonation. Closing my eyes, I can visualize myself drifting into a lush green forest... the forest floor is damp and the trees are dripping sap... little hop fairies are fluttering around me... head shake The beer seems to bind with your saliva creating an incredible sort of resin... I feel like I could blow bubbles with it. Starts sweet on the palate with a lengthy bitter finish... Did I mention the lengthy finish... I feel like I might wake up with the resin stuck to my tongue. However, the aforementioned is indeed enjoyable. Certainly a sessionable IPA. Wish it was more readily available in my neck of the woods.

solidfunk (9033) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Light citrus. Dark amber pour with some head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Easy drinking but not much here. Tap at Barley Brothers Stadium.

cfrancis (3474) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a small off white top. Aroma is woody, earthy caramel malt and hop. Taste is big sweet caramel malty body with earthy hops. Thanks to Erik for this.

northropfrye (3639) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Amber body off white head. Nice lacing. Fruity hop aroma. Taste has a bit of fruit and resin followed by a harshly bitter medicinal aftertaste.

piscator34 (2541) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
On draft. Pale amber in colour with moderate bitterness. Aromas are of burnt orange peel, bread dough, and caramel. Fairly malty in the mouth with more of that sweet caramel and dough-like qualities. Faint sweet orange peel and resin on the back end. Lengthy and somewhat rough bitterness. Not a favorite.

cards04 (2822) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
I thought this was pretty good. Very hoppy but well balanced. Quite piney and green tasting.

andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a hazy light brown with a small white head and a bit of lace. Aroma is caramel, and mildly fruity. Flavour is fruity, caramel, citrus, and mild bitterness. Not my favourite IPA.

Sammy (12387) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
National 17th. Aveñue.Yellow with head. Watery.not too drinkable. Terrible.

mcberko (18084) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy dark orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out piney and citrusy hops, with an English hop quality, and a zesty malt base. Flavour brings out lots of piney hops, with secondary notes of citrus and dry crackery malt. Nice and piney. Finishes piney and slightly astringent. Much better than the average ratings suggest.

DuffMan (10457) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle, shared at the lake with Parksy, May long weekend. Very dark old-penny copper colour. Sweet caramel dominates the nose and the palate, with Del Monte fruit cocktail fruit character. Very little bitterness. A lightweight IPA to say the least; more an amber in my opinion.

Oakes (17842) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Dark amber...wow this is one the darkest IPAs I have seen. Aroma has a lot of lychee, with light amounts of orange zest, canned pears, spruce and maybe a dash of Special B. A fair bit of deep crystal chewiness, with a touch of earthy, resiny and slightly orangey hop. I’d call this is an imperial amber - nothing "pale" about this, but a good beer if you know what to expect.

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