Vancouver Island Flying Tanker White IPA

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Much like Vancouver Island’s aerial firefighters, this twist on a traditional IPA will extinguish your thirst. This Bomber packs a full payload of hop power delivered on target with the smoothness of wheat malt. With a complex hop flavour balanced in flight with notes of fruit and spice, this beer isn’t just for emergencies.

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mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours an opaque cloudy golden yellow with a medium white head. Nose is very Belgian, more like a Tripel or a very dry Belgian Ale, with lots of yeast, coriander, citrus peel, some banana and clove - some citrus hops. Flavour is quite dry and yeasty, like a Belgian Ale, with champagne yeast, very dry citrus peel, Belgian spices, and some feint banana - finishes spicy and dry hoppy. High carbonation, very dry all around, yeasty, spicy and bitter. Surprisingly delicious.

Ferris (17097) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle - Sweet citrus and Belgian yeasts. Hazy yellow with bubbly head. Boozy yeast and bitterness that is a bit astringent. Not particularly refreshing or pleasant.

Ratman197 (15616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a large lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, spice, grapefruit, light yeast and light pepper. Plate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, lemon zest, white pepper, grapefruit zest and light yeast with a smooth dry bitter lingering peppery citrus finish.

solidfunk (9729) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Drank this walking to downtown Victoria hoping the bored police don’t give me a ticket. Has elements of an IPA and hefeweizen. Pours cloudy blond with some good head and lacing. Aroma has a little citrus, some bread yeast. Really like a hoppy hefeweizen, but a decent hybrid overall. Finishes a little bitter. Carbonation between soft and fizzy. Bottle from brewery.

jonas (8278) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle. cloudy yellow, white lace. Leafy hops on a fruity yeast base. Orangepeel and grass. Dry mouthfeel. Medium body. Dry leafy finish.

reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
2 - 4oz samples at VCBW at the Salt Building in Vancouver pours a golden color with a decent white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mildly yeasty with some grainy malts and some hints of spice. Taste is also yeasty with a mild hop bitterness and a bit of fruit. Medium body with mild carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA, but just not enough hops for the style and a little too fruity.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
In short: A wheat ale hopped like an American IPA. Above average take on this new trend
How: Bottle 22oz Consumed fresh less than one month after the beer release. Bottle from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Glowing yellow body topped by a large white head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is bright tropical fruits, fresh yellow bananas and some herbaceous notes. Taste is full of crisp wheat, nice fresh yellow bananas, mild wheaty acidity, a generous hopping that adds plenty of tropical fruits and grassy notes but without cranking up the bitterness level. Finish is relatively dry and the dry yellowed grass aspect of the hops take over in the after-taste. Nourishing beer, a worthy entry in this new Wheat IPA trend although not the most refreshing example of this bastard style. A fine beer. I like this new trend of Wheat IPAs, I think Wheat IPAs are the best thing since sliced bread topped with bacon strips and then deep-fried in melted butter.

Gerbeer (4149) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a slightly murky yellow/brown,and medium persistent head. Yeasty aroma with a hint of lemon and spice. Similar taste with a bit more pronounce lemon. Acidic and bitter finish, perhaps a bit strong for this style.

Crit (4102) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
Opaque orange,small white head.Light spicy yeast nose.Tart spicy yeast fore/mid,long bitter hop end which does not fit with this style. Taste is more like wormwood than hops. Not a great example of an emerging style, try Deschutes Chainbreaker instead !!

Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Solid white IPA. Tastes like a blend of a Belgian wit and a Belgian saison, plus lots of hops. Very spicy, bright, citrusy (lemon esters mostly) and refreshing. Slightly earthy (yeasty), tea-like and wheaty. Slight cookie dough sweetness. Lots of white pepper. Healthy amount of hop bitterness provides a lingering bitterness, which blends with some pepper and alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. I believe this is one of the boldest and hoppiest white IPAs I’ve had yet.

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