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Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewing
Style: English Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pub beer perfection, this complex and biscuity pale ale is our tribute to the legendary Piper James C. Richardson.

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3.2
Ferris (16489) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Draft - Light malts and caramel. Clear gold with a decent beige head. Light spice and grains and a malty finish.

2.9
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2016
On tap at The Docks, in Victoria. Pours a copper colour with a medium tan head. Aroma is mild citrus, malts. Some caramel in the taste. Ok.

2.9
BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Tap at the brewery. Mild citrus, mild earth, frothy head. Just okay, not great.

3.9
MarkoNm (2931) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours a clear coppery/brown color, topped with an average light tan colored head. Pleasantly malty aroma, complemented by some fruitiness and some caramel. The taste is sweet and caramely, slight bitterness in the end. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

3.4
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014 - Golden in color, clear with a thin head. Good pale ale with a nice balance of malts and hops.

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brleo (78) - - JUL 6, 2014
Piper’s Pale Ale took me some time to get into, but as I have opened up a little to hoppier beers, it has grown on me. Pours a light copper orange colour, one-finger head that recedes pretty quickly. Aroma is piney, slightly deceptive in that it smells like it’s going to be nastier than it actually is. Taste is crisp and pleasant, with an ample hop bite that does not overpower. Lingering bitterness on the palate. In comparison to other local beers of the same type, it stands between Phillips Blue Buck and Okanagan Spring Pale Ale in terms of quality; not as hoppy as Blue Buck (which is a good thing given that Phillips always overdoes it on the hops) but not as fresh-tasting as OS Pale Ale. Overall, a good choice for the style, and representative of the quality of Vancouver Island Brewery’s tasteful restraint in their beer styles.


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