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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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BA SCORE
73
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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev +4.1%

Had this for the first time a few weeks ago (First of any Granville beer). I found it on tap at a local bar and was pleasantly surprised. Poured nice with a copper color, with a sweet cirtusy taste. Well balanced. The bartender said they were trying hard to get some other Granville products in as this one was being well recieved by those who tried it

11-23-2012 01:24:11 | More by cfalovo97
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John_M

California

3.28/5  rDev +4.1%

The beer pours an orange amber color with OK head retention and minimal lacing. The nose is fairly attractive, with a nice blend of sweet malt and light hoppy bitterness. This beer really does remind me somewhat of an English style pale ale. Flavors in this beer replicate the nose for the most part, though they're a bit lighter then I expected. Nothing is off in this beer, there just isn't much here. Mouthfeel is light and a bit watery, but with the decent carbonation giving this beer a pleasant prickly on the tongue sensation. Drinkability is pretty good, but there's just not enough flavor to make me want to drink a lot of this.

Certainly not a drain pour, but in the world of craft beer these days, I doubt I'd ever want to try this again.

11-19-2009 16:44:15 | More by John_M
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astout

British Columbia (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev +4.1%

This used to be one of my go to beers before getting more heavily in to the craft scene. I had one for the first time in awhile last night that a buddy left at my house and remembered why i used to get it so often.

There's nothing really bad about this beer just relatively uninteresting, lightly hopped and decent dark malt make it easy to drink and inoffensive. More along the lines of an english pale i suppose than the APAs I've gotten used too but I can see where for someone going from BMC to this it would be a real notch up in the flavour and hop department.

I used to and can see myself again drinking this a fair amount, also it is pretty much everywhere in Vancouver so it's a virtual guarantee to be on tap next time I go to the bar to watch a Canucks game.

09-24-2009 21:32:23 | More by astout
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bulldogops

Alberta (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev +4.1%

08-25-2014 05:19:33 | More by bulldogops
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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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frontalot

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

This pale pours out of it's 341ml brown bottle with an okay off-white head, but that soon fades, leaving some slight lacing. This almost looks like cider at a quick glance. The aroma at first was quite enticing, sweet caramel, a bit of toasted malt, not quite what I was looking for in a pale. Yet going back shortly after I couldn't pick up anything at all. Flavour is quite bland, doesn't follow through with the caramel in the nose, and the hops are not very apparent either. Lack of taste aside it is quite drinkable, goes down nicely, and in that sense is a step up from a macro in my opinion. Not a big step up, mind you, but it'll do for now.

06-28-2003 16:13:09 | More by IronDjinn
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-02-2012 21:59:18 | More by RedAleMan
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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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drdiesel9483

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-05-2013 13:48:59 | More by krome
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napetry

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-17-2013 01:19:05 | More by napetry
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Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-02-2012 00:10:15 | More by Rlombardi75
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nygannon

California

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-05-2013 04:57:14 | More by nygannon
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prisdefer

New York

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-27-2012 18:04:45 | More by prisdefer
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-30-2013 17:46:48 | More by SpongeRuiner
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-09-2013 11:34:40 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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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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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-28-2014 01:39:22 | More by CRObighit2
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-01-2012 18:19:12 | More by Gww1864
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-14-2013 19:03:36 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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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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ScottWestmaas

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-18-2012 02:39:34 | More by ScottWestmaas
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-13-2012 00:42:09 | More by Vyronian
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-12-2014 20:35:00 | More by stevergca
English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.