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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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73
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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 sAws:
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sAws


3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale amber colour with a little bit of head but very little lacing. Smell is average and taste is good. Nothing really sticks out just a good pale ale. Mouthfeel is thin and after taste is smooth. Decent beer but not great as it could use a little more flavour.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 16:12:58 | More by sAws
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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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Florida

3/5  rDev -4.8%

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

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English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.