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English Bay Pale Ale - Granville Island Brewery

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English Bay Pale AleEnglish Bay Pale Ale

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177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our English Bay Pale Ale has a smooth, mild flavour brimming with West Coast character and a caramel malt aroma. A true pale ale, it gets its perfect balance from natural carbonation and careful maturing under the watchful eye of our brewmaster.

(Beer added by: 49degrees on 12-27-2002)
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Reviews by atigerlife:
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.43/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color. Clear. No carbonation rising. Small white head that is creamy. Good lacing.

Aroma is sweet, malts, yeast.

Taste is crisp, light hops, bready and sweet. Somewhat bland.

Mouthfeel is light/medium. Smooth and creamy and cleansing.

Overall, a decent brew. Somewhat lacking in flavor, but very sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2012 21:37:33 | More by atigerlife
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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-28-2014 01:39:22 | More by CRObighit2
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $ 3.00 as usual for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg c an a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a good white head. Not much head left after 2mins

S- WOW this is a good beer. Throw a wack of malt and whoop here it is!!

T- See above

M- Malty good and you call it an IPA???

O- An IPA really? This one is a malt bomb LOL

Food Pairing

I didn't have a chance to eat with this beer sorry

Enjoy

Serving type: can

07-26-2014 22:35:41 | More by DaveBar
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This review was done from a bottle so take it loosely.

A: Can't really say since I had it straight from the bottle but judging from online photos it seems to be a deep copper color.

S: I get caramel like malts and a nice biscuity quality as well. No hops present really.

T: Almost similar to a very malty amber ale. I really get almost no hops except for a very slight floral presence. Caramel and more biscuit malt than I would have expected. Bitterness is underwhelming. Rather nutty as well.

M: A touch too carbonated for my tastes. A bit of a thin body as well.

O: Not a bad beer but definitely not what I would call a pale ale. More like a ESB with hops and balance removed. Could be a good intro beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 23:29:30 | More by Haydn-Juby
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Trillium

Ontario (Canada)

1.1/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Got this on tap at a local bar. The aroma has very over powering caramel smell. I could not detect any malt or hops through the caramel. The taste has the same overpowering taste of caramel. Aftertaste lingered forever and I found it very unpleasant. This is not a Pale Ale. After a couple a sips, I could not drink anymore. One of the worst beers I have every tried.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2014 03:08:52 | More by Trillium
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -36.5%

07-20-2014 15:56:40 | More by Howlader
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frontalot

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-16-2014 07:12:17 | More by frontalot
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -4.8%

06-09-2014 12:20:53 | More by Lare453
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-29-2014 02:10:13 | More by drdiesel9483
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-18-2014 06:24:41 | More by DreamDeath
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-12-2014 20:35:00 | More by stevergca
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-09-2014 02:26:45 | More by boszormeny
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

2/5  rDev -36.5%

05-09-2014 01:37:25 | More by KeeganRohovich
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Brad007

Vermont

2.88/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a mild amber color with a generous head into my glass. Looks a lot like an English IPA to me.

Sweet with a healthy dose of caramel malt. Not very hop-forward regardless.

Ditto with the taste. "Nutty" with an overabundance of caramel. Very little that resembles a proper example.

All of these flavors stick around at the back of the throat, albeit in an undesirable manner.

Would work better as a brown ale.

Serving type: can

05-04-2014 03:13:22 | More by Brad007
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VbolieuV

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +19%

04-23-2014 16:00:22 | More by VbolieuV
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Wingshotpigs

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-28-2014 04:30:02 | More by Wingshotpigs
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tabhill

New York

3/5  rDev -4.8%

03-26-2014 01:14:19 | More by tabhill
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scameron

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-20-2014 05:33:29 | More by scameron
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-15-2014 04:56:53 | More by Cycle69
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phys1028

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-05-2014 04:07:00 | More by phys1028
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sirsteve42

New York

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

02-05-2014 01:42:25 | More by sirsteve42
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-18-2014 18:01:38 | More by Griffith
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AnHeroicHippo

Quebec (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance — Pours very syrupy; appears fairly carbonated; thin ring of head retention; medium lacing; very nice colour: somewhere between pumpkin and leather.

Smell — Toasty, almost woodsy; can’t decide if this smells smoky or just very very toasty and woodsy.

Taste — Overwhelming blast of pretty much what was in the nose, with some additional malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel — Very, very smooth, almost creamy, consistency on the tongue is very pleasant; don’t really feel the carbonation or the alcohol.

Overall — Not sure what an ‘English Bay pale ale’ is supposed to be, but this is a nice, very toasty, slightly sweet pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 01:51:55 | More by AnHeroicHippo
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baylz

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +19%

01-16-2014 22:17:52 | More by baylz
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Beer-Fetish

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +19%

01-07-2014 07:21:55 | More by Beer-Fetish
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English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.