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IPA - Cannery Brewing Company

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cannery Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
IPA’s are always about the hops, and this fine traditional ale is no exception. It is brewed with an interesting and continuous blending of four Pacific Northwest hop varieties. These exciting hops are backed up by rich malt flavours that produce a complex character and lingering hop finish. Although this beer has fierce hop, it will surprise with its gentle bite.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-14-2003)
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Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

DamageCase76, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Niceroad77, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from a mixed 6-pack poured into an English pint glass. A burnt orange-amber hue, somewhat cloudy and with around four fingers of beige foam on top. Aroma is malt-forward, rich caramel/toffee malts with some tropical semi-sour passion fruit, pineapple candy, and orange breakfast drink riding shotgun. Palate is similarly malty, a pleasing toasted caramel toffee flavor that combines with spicy elements to make me think pumpkin pie. A gentle orange marmalade citrus flavor is present but is certainly not of the bold and brash ilk seen in many of today's American IPAs. This one is more English if you ask me, earthy, spicy, and herbal hops with the fruity notes appearing mostly on the nose. Moderate body, maybe just a tad chewier than other IPAs, soapy slick feel in the mouth and with a semi-prickly carbonation that takes down the mouthfeel rating a notch or two. Finishes spicy with some gooseberry to remind you that the hops in here are indeed American varietals. I might not have otherwise guessed. Still, a solid, workmanlike, rather bucolic IPA that avoids any serious technical flaws, puts a nice malt backbone forward as opposed to a hoppy attack, and manages to refresh on a dry windy night.

CalgaryFMC, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

ZachT, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Caudalie
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Caudalie, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Druid
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Druid, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Zbeetleman, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of ericj551
4/5  rDev +8.4%

ericj551, May 07, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

schnarr84, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +8.4%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - just a tad hazy burnt orange colour, solid thumb of off white head retained respectably, plenty of random lacing
S - earthy, dry grass, mild sweet and mineral aroma, and i get a touch of mint at the end
T - plenty of earthy and grassy hops with a very big mineral flavour, some toffee sweetness, and a touch of pine finish
M - medium body with solid carbonation, a prominent but pleasant hop bitter mixes with a heathy malt for a full finish
O - a solid offering from a small respected brewer, its not my fave of theirs (LOVE the Wildfire IPA) but it definitely holds its own in the style

joemcgrath27, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Stizz19
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Stizz19, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of canucklehead
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the arms race in BC to have the most bad ass IPA ( not a bad thing) it is nice to nice to taste an IPA that works with balance and an English style hop taste that still delivers the goods. There is a malty goodness to the beer though it still is an IPA. The mouthfeel is full and the finish is long. Good beer that shows a different side to the IPA style.

canucklehead, May 22, 2012
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

schopenhauerale, May 13, 2012
Photo of seeswo
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

seeswo, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Converge
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle poured into a 20oz nonic.

A - Big foamy tan head off the pour with a rusty-amber colored beer with some slight haze to it. The head settles down to a foamy cap that leaves some spotty lacing.

S - Not at all what I remember from past encounters. Weird and skunky, not much hop presence. A little floral and piney, but not much. It improves a bit as it warms, giving me some citrus notes as well as a bready malt character.

T - Starts out mild with some light hops and bready caramel malt, but opens up in the finish with big herbal hops that just fill the back of the palate with harsh piney bitterness and floral notes as well. Citrus is there, but not very prominent. Overall, a surprisingly tasty flavor profile courtesy of Cannery Brewing.

M - Carbonation is a bit light for a 6.0% ABV IPA, which helps thicken up the body, but also makes it a touch oily. Herbal bitterness lingers for a long time after.

D - Much better than I remember this being. Nothing spectacular here, but everything is done well and makes for a solid IPA. Definitely something worth seeking out again down the road.

Converge, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of EskimoDave
5/5  rDev +35.5%

EskimoDave, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

chickenm, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Noxious26
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355 ml can poured in a pint glass.

Cream coloured head is a foamy 3/4 inch on the pour but recedes to a thin cap. Gobs of lacing down the sides. Clear orangey amber in colour.

Citrus and sweet on the nose. Grapefruit, lemon, manadrin oranges, cotton candy, toffee. Fantastic aroma seduces you in.

Big bash of hops in the mouth, but not overly bitter. Citrus flavours enhanced with pine. Sweet toasty malts in the background. Aftertaste is mildly bitter and long lasting.

Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Pretty smooth for an IPA.

A really nice IPA. Not outstanding but solid. Give it a go!

Noxious26, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of CrazyMike
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange apperance with thick bubbly head that slowly settles down, leaves good retention. Smell consists of citrus hops and roasted malt with a hint of caramel.

Taste is mostly dominated by bitter hops along with a taste caramel and roasted malt. Has a hint of bread, orange, citrus and toffee as well. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter with a lingering hop taste.

Overall, this is a stronger tasting beer, different from most IPA's. Has a good blend of tastes, but if your a fan of hops, you should try this out.

CrazyMike, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of andrenaline
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice golden copper colour, finger of head with decent retention and no real lacing.

S - Nice sugar cane hops, citrus notes with subtle earthy pine and cedar.

T - Surprisingly delicious on the tongue, and much hoppier that I was expecting. The citrus and pine notes come through nicely, the caramel and toffee malts linger on the tongue. Nice bitterness present and some peppery spice also comes through.

M - Medium bodied ale that goes down smooth and finishes with a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty IPA and I'm surprised it took me this long to realize it. Certainly one of the tastier IPA's coming out of the west coast. Highly recommended to any hop head.

andrenaline, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of Rutager
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a clear amber-gold with a finger of bubbly white head that leaves a little lacing.

Smell. Toasty malt and a little citrus. Maybe a hint of pine.

Taste. Caramel, toasty malt followed by bitter hops. Some yellow grapefruit rind and a little orange too. A little pine in the lasting bitter finish. Nice ipa.

Mouthfeel. Just shy of a medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Great IPA. Great tasting malt backs up the nice bitter hops.

Rutager, May 27, 2011
Photo of Derek
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I really liked the wildfire, so I thought I'd give a 6-pack of this a go.

A: Copper-bronze with an off-white head, good retention & lace.

S: Grapefruit rind, tangerine, pine, toffee and cotton-candy fruity esters.

T: Grapefruit rind, pine, toffee, tangerine, peach, vanilla, a little biscuit, solid bitterness. Some deep hop flavour, it's not just loaded with 'aroma' hops. Really well-crafted, with tremendous flavour from this 'little' IPA.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a light hop acidity.

D: A very good drinker.

It doesn't blow me away, but it's bang on for the style and a good all-around brew.

Derek, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of Viggo
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355 ml can, grabbed at the liquor store.

Pours a clear light amber, some orange highlights, pretty thick white head forms and settles down to a thick layer and ring, really lasts, good lacing.

Smell is interesting, sweet and malty, heavy caramel and sugar, a bit nutty, some biscuit, toasty malt, light floral, touch of pineapple, not a whole lots of hoppiness.

Taste is similar, very sweet, caramel, sugar, biscuit, some breadiness and grains, light fruitiness and some floral, really not much going on, solid bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Drinkable but pretty weak.

Viggo, Jun 10, 2010
Photo of Graham5161986
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From a can this IPA pours a bright orange with a good 1 finger creamy white head that has decent retention and leaves some nice ring lacing all the way down my glass.

The smell is of rich bready caramel malts with some light citrusy, piney hop notes.

On the palate is where the hops come out strong in this beer. This one displays some really decent citrus and pine notes with a well-balanced caramel malt backbone. The finish has some nice nutty notes that match the bitterness from the hops, giving this beer a very well-balanced flavour overall. I gotta say, I'm pleasantly surprised.

The mouthfeel is light in body with a classic oily IPA texture but has enough carbonation to make the brew finish off clean.

At only 6%, this is a very drinkable IPA - it's no hop bomb, relying more on a big malt backbone but this is what makes it so easy to drink. I would certainly buy this beer again. Another great beer from an underrated and relatively unknown brewery IMO.

It's no Red Racer, but it IS another great BC IPA in a can.

Graham5161986, May 31, 2010
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IPA from Cannery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.