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Piper's Pale Ale - Vancouver Island Brewery

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Vancouver Island Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Piper’s Pale Ale was named in honour of Canadian war hero Piper James C. Richardson who was lost during the battle of the Somme during WWI. Awarded a Victoria Cross for his acts of bravery, we were inspired by his dedication and sacrifice to our country. Piper Richardson braved the trenches and began to play his bagpipes, inspiring the troops into battle with fury and determination. After assisting a wounded comrade back to safety and escorting enemy prisoners, he realized he had left his pipes behind and was lost in action while attempting to retrieve them. In Piper’s memory, we salute his bravery and toast in his honour!

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-18-2003)
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Reviews by Fabric8r:
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Fabric8r

Montana

4.4/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a great ale. I had this on tap at a restaurant lear Victoria on Vancouver Island. We just finished walking the Bouchart (sp?)Gardens and this beer tasted so great! I visited the brewery, but was disappointed, but still bought a couple of 6-packs.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2003 11:33:18 | More by Fabric8r
More User Reviews:
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pint served in a mug at some fish and chips joint in Victoria. To be honest, I'm not really a fan of pale ales, but it was the only thing they had on tap, and the bottle selection consisted of four different macro lagers.

A: honey, light skim of head
S: sweet, pale malts, very mild
T: pale malt sweetness, corn, not much hop presence
F: a bit lighter than medium-bodied. might have been better with more carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2014 23:18:00 | More by souvenirs
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +17%

04-26-2014 02:15:21 | More by ZachT
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

11-17-2013 03:49:28 | More by Boozecamel
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

10-26-2013 06:39:05 | More by Erik-P
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Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-31-2013 05:26:30 | More by CWVegas
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Washington

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-12-2013 01:27:19 | More by Braz
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Florida

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

05-26-2013 03:10:30 | More by WynnO
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California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-04-2013 19:51:05 | More by Tinfang
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British Columbia (Canada)

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02-09-2013 04:43:50 | More by KStark
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maclean25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The second beer in the pod-pack (sampler 12-pack). Pours with a decent white (slight beige) head and a mahogany-copper clear (slight haze) body. The aroma has apples and freshness, reminds me of beaches and palm trees. The taste is more subdued with caramel and bread with a hops finish. It feels crisp and light-to-medium body and perfect carbonation. Overall, it is a decent pale ale. Definitely worth getting a pitcher of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 02:44:37 | More by maclean25
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-29-2012 05:30:41 | More by KalanM
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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Stizz19


3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-22-2012 03:42:44 | More by Stizz19
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-15-2012 23:59:02 | More by Coastal_Brew
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-20-2012 20:59:30 | More by bumchilly25
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-12-2012 01:52:09 | More by chickenm
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-17-2012 23:15:27 | More by LampertLand
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

431ml bottle poured into pint glass 28/1/12

A clear copper with a shitload of bubbles that don't just retain the head but increase it for a while, only leaves a few patches of lace but it looks great

S leafy hops with some caramel and a faint fruity aspect

T tastes a little metalic on top of what I smell with some candied core

M a little bite too it with a fairly clean aftertaste, from what I saw in the glass I expected it too turn to foam but things are good in this department

O not a bad glass of liquid but I'm not blown away by anything other then how it looks

another decent beer in my mixed pack, not worth searching for but I'm not upset I have two more

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 18:21:20 | More by wordemupg
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +17%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +17%

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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +17%

12-01-2011 06:42:45 | More by EskimoDave
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

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Piper's Pale Ale from Vancouver Island Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.