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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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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.8%
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:
Beer added by: DaftCaskBC on 05-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
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

More User Reviews:
Photo of CookstLiquor
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of EspressoGuy
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.12/5  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.

Photo of Derek
4.06/5  rDev +14%
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.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Flying Tanker White IPA from Vancouver Island Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.