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IPA (India Pale Ale) - Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom

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IPA (India Pale Ale)IPA (India Pale Ale)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

72 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wild Rose IPA (India Pale Ale) is a beautiful copper-coloured ale, rich in caramel malt character and well balanced with plenty of hops. An authentic India Pale Ale, this IPA is handcrafted for the true ale drinker.

Recipe change in 2013 from English to American IPA

45 IBU

(Beer added by: MAB on 10-28-2002)
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Photo of Corson
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

This is a very solid IPA. The hop balance, grapefruit nose and malty finish make for a very enjoyable brew. If you want an even and well flavored IPA, this is definitely worth a try!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ThomasT
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Appearance: Amber with slight cloudiness. Decent head retention and lacing.
Smell: Loads of grapefruit and sweet malt.
Taste: Sweet caramel maltiness is present in the front, tons of grapefruit in the middle, and a crisp, slightly roasty finish. Very balanced and not too sweet.
Overall: An excellent grapefruit and caramel IPA with complex and balanced flavours.

Photo of Slongie
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Coronaeus
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Beervana
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of barnzy78
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!

Photo of curtismontcalm
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of maclean25
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
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.

Photo of Poutanen
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.

Photo of Ianleesrivette
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of LDuke
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Masterkush7
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

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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IPA (India Pale Ale) from Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.