IPA (India Pale Ale) - Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
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Reviews by wordemupg:
4.43/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
pint glass from the cask at the tap room nov13 2009
A very hazy golden orange with no head or lace, this one`s different from other servings with out doubt, almost looks like jello from all the suspended particles and almost glows when held too the light
S slightly better then the tap by having super heavy grapefruit taking center stage while still having a floral smell
T the heavy grapefruit is mixed up well with some mild pine with a fair bit of complexity is added by the cask conditioning perhaps some bread and caramel
M for the amount of particles suspended in this brew I excepted it to be like jello, not quite jello but not water by any means. puts a little grit on the gums and there`s no doubt you drank a beer cause you can taste it after the fact
D I must say I found this much better then expected, the same beer but not. the difference is easy to see and taste, very from the cask
I doubt I will have this beer again from the bottle it just wont compare
Serving type: cask
11-14-2009 02:55:10 | More by wordemupg
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3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Thanks to some friends from Red Deer for bringing this across the border for me to try.
L - deeper golden colored ale, nice clarity, huge persistent, creamy off-white head
S - weaker nose of earthy and citric hop, caramel, not much else
T - plenty of up-front bitterness with earthy, citric, piny hops and a biscuity, bready malt backbone with some caramel - nice balance
F - super creamy, medium-fullish body, finishes dry with lingering bitterness
O - a nice treat, no complaints here. Nice English IPA. Great pick up! Glad to try!
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2014 22:41:02 | More by barnzy78
3.75/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Enjoyed a 20 oz pint on tap at a Calgary pub in the far NW. I look for this one on tap and its surprising that it remains somewhat hard to find even here at home. Bottles are everywhere. Arrived a deep reddish bronze color with maybe an inch of white foam. Aroma is bright and fresh, with subdued citrus, green leaf, dry biscuit malt, and other medicinal or mineral notes. Palate follows the nose by and large. The hops trump the malt, which is mostly dry biscuit, maybe a little honey sweetness. Citrus is downplayed as well, there's a little orange marmalade and lemon. Initial impression features assertive watery pine that recalls Buckley's mixture cough syrup, with a coarse bitterness that might please some double IPA fans. Hops are also earthy and herbal, I'd guess Columbus or something similar (or a whole shit ton of something English like Target or Challenger). There is plenty of green catty tomato leaf flavor that is more American hops than English. However, as my palate habituated to the bitter attack a mellow peachy sweetness started to emerge to provide some needed balance. Thinnish body with moderate carbonation and would be easy to quaff were the hops less potent. I hold this brew in high regard and I prefer it to many other Western Canadian takes on the style ... Could use more English malt complexity but I enjoy the hop regime for some reason. There are old and new world elements and the total package satisfies the bitter receptors quite nicely.
Serving type: on-tap
12-14-2013 21:00:03 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.96/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I've always thought of Wild Rose products as subpar compared to other small breweries. I saw the Beeradvocate sticker next to a case of this beer last night, and decided it was worth a try!
Pleasantly surprised I'd have to say. I consider myself an IPA hog and this was certainly enjoyable. Not as well balanced as Epic Armageddon, not as hoppy as Smashbomb Atomic, however it was a very sessionable beer.
So far the best Wild Rose product I've tried. Colour was an inviting golden, didn't get to smell it much as the glass was a tall narrow glass. Taste was hoppy, fairly balanced, and didn't have any displeasing undertones. Head remained around until I finished the glass. The finish was enjoyable, it didn't fall flat on it's face or carry on too long.
Worth a drink if you're looking for a session IPA and don't want to spend $5+ a bottle.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2013 19:29:07 | More by Poutanen
3.56/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A good ipa brewed close to home. A English style ipa that I like even though I’m a bigger fan of the American style. A good Carmel malt background balances out this ipa that has a nice dark brown color. I enjoyed this brew and will again for that price
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2013 14:28:06 | More by Masterkush7
IPA (India Pale Ale) from Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.