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Flying Tanker White IPA - Vancouver Island Brewery

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Flying Tanker White IPAFlying Tanker White IPA

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Vancouver Island Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaftCaskBC on 05-23-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

KStark, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Erik-P, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev +13%

Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of CookstLiquor
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange-juice colour. Ample fluffy head. This year's version of Flying Tanker is much improved and better balanced and integrated than last year's. The nose is a really nice mix of clove, fruit, banana and spicy hop and yeast notes. SImilar taste with lots of big hefe notes showing up and a huge bitter finish. The carbonation is big and mouth cleansing. An easy beer to drink a lot of.

CookstLiquor, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of EspressoGuy
2.76/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: creamy hazy yellow; huge head!
S: lemon rind, fresh grapefruit, bread yeast, coriander,
T: I don't know what to make of it: noticeable bitterness amidst a muddle of fruity flavours. Little if any maltiness. Like biting into a bitter grapefruit rind; and the bitterness grows and grows. Not very pleasant.
M: light-bodied.
O: In some ways this beer is like a Saison or even a hefeweizen ... But then there's that hard edged bitterness. Even though I'm not a fan of this beer I'd buy version 2.0 just to see where they take it.

EspressoGuy, May 30, 2013
Photo of Derek
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Hazy yellow/straw, white head, great retention & lace.

S: Lots of vanilla, grapefruit, lemon, light mineral.

T: Lots of vanilla and citrus, good spicing, wheaty biscuit, solid bitterness.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a crisp finish.

O: A good drinker. Not overly Belgian, more bitter orange rind than spicing, which is fine with me.

Derek, May 12, 2013
Photo of pudoo
4/5  rDev +13%

pudoo, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

4ster, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of chickenm
3/5  rDev -15.3%

chickenm, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of wordemupg
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 8/9/12

A milky pale orange with a bone white head as big as you want it, a slow pour still pumps out three fingers of soapy foam, great retention and some spider web lace

S this one confused me a little, banana and bubblegum followed by peppery spice, Belgian yeast, grapefruit rind, and a earthy hop blast. A Hefe/Wit (not to be confused with a developmentally delayed individual) crossed with a Saison and I'm loving it

T more grains and much more spice, I like the flavor but I loved the smell, more rind somehow and no banana and bubblegum

M a little foamy and gritty, medium bodied but the carbonation instantly turns it airy, no booze burn whatsoever, in fact I get no booze anywhere drinking this beer

O I thought this was a pretty solid brew, interesting beer and yet again I'm well above the average

a nice hybrid beer I never really placed, Saison, Belgian IPA, hopped up Wit, who knows? I liked it a fair bit that's about all I know

wordemupg, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

schopenhauerale, May 28, 2012
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a pale gold with 3 fingers of sudsy head which slowly dissipates into a thin film around the glass.

S: Scents of ripe bananas, Belgian yeast, sweet malts and herby spices.

T: Initial tastes of fruity sweetness followed by yeasty and wheat flavours, similar to a saison, and finishes with a lasting bitter, acrid aftertaste.

M: Light mouthfeel with a very dry finish. Moderate level of carbonation.

O: The initial smell is sweet, yeasty and spicy like a saison, but the taste picks up the bitterness of an IPA without the accompanying floral and pine notes. The two contradictions clash more then compliment each other here. Worth trying, but I don't think I would go for another.

FondueVoodoo, May 26, 2012
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: 1" white head over cloudy golden yellow liquid.

S: Yeast, bananans, cloves and wheat.

T: Yeast and strong grassy and earthy hops.

M: Dry mouthfeel along with medium viscosity and carbonation.

O: Average drinkability, but I found the somewhat strong earthy Belgian hops that were added to this White IPA to be quite overpowering.

DaftCaskBC, May 23, 2012
Flying Tanker White IPA from Vancouver Island Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.