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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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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

ThinkAgain, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of slitherySOB
2.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Probably the weakest beer in their mix pack, this pale ale has no hops whatsoever. Pours a clear caramel colour with one fingers worth of head that barely lasts. Smells of sweet malts, biscuits, and cinnamon. Tastes more biscuit than the smell. Medium body mouthfeel and kind of dry in the finish. A beer I will not be seeking a sixer of, but if they served it at the bar, I'd drink it.

slitherySOB, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of RefillMyglass
4/5  rDev +27%

RefillMyglass, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

sbarre, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Cramshawbar
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Cramshawbar, Mar 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

BigGruntyThirst, Feb 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

DaPan, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

yancot, Feb 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

twelveinches, Feb 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

BeerClubNiagara, Jan 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

kjyost, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

logicpositive, Jan 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

sansho, Dec 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

4ster, Dec 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

cfalovo97, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of bigox420
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

bigox420, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

jrempel, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of ChuckGnarly
3/5  rDev -4.8%

ChuckGnarly, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.55/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass.

Light toffee brown body, and dark caramel color. Clear. Thin head of aboout two fingers and tan in color. Not much retention.

Sticky malts and light toffee smells. A hint of cinnamon also.

Palate comes with matching nose, cinnamon sweet and sticky caramel flavors. Slightly dry, with a simple malt backbone. Some decent carbonation and thickness. There's not much hop character to this though.

Overall a rather simple and decent brew, but not much going on either.

smakawhat, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of WeissBoy
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

WeissBoy, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of BierStein711
2.98/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

You don't need to have this beer.

What you have here is a silly attempt at an APA, but there is not enough hop.

Amber in color, off white head that lasts for a minute.

Smells of carmel malt

Tastes like stale biscuits.

Not a beer worth your time as it is very watery.

Overall, don't seek out this beer. Have Rickyard's Blonde

BierStein711, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of spiderwebb70
3/5  rDev -4.8%

spiderwebb70, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
2.7/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 2$

Appearance - Clear copper colour with a small size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, grass

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste light hops, malts, and caramel. There is also some dark fruit notes and a bit of a grassiness. It ends with a caramel malt aftertaste.

Overall - American PA it is not... It's more along the lines of a ESB, and not a very good one at that. The taste is boring and it's a little too thin/watery. I wouldn't pick this one up again.

spinrsx, Aug 15, 2012
English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.