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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
okay

186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 14.56%
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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Ratings: 186 | Reviews: 83 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

shagal, Jul 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

spiderwebb70, Aug 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

billab914, Jul 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

DaPan, Feb 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

schopenhauerale, Apr 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

eulerthegrape, Sep 30, 2013
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3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Funny that I never reviewed this beer as it is a staple in BC and is often the beer beer pf choice at restaurants and bars with a crappy selection( it is often this or a Molson product). Well this is a beer that represents the past. There was a time when using lots of hops was pretty unknown in BC and this beer is safe and easy drinking with no challenge to a macro drinker. I suppose when it first came out it was a step up from macro beers but I also remember how good Shaftebury was and this beer is a shadow of the Shaftebury ESB from the 90's. I won't refuse this beer if offered but there are so many better PA's in BC that is a reminder of the bad old days.

canucklehead, May 22, 2009
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3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Came to the table with an amber color and a one plus finger white head. The aroma is more malt forward than I would have expected, and there is hop bitterness, but it does not stand out.

The taste is just like the aroma. A little too sweet and malt forward for an APA.

Medium bodied, average carbonation, has decent drinkability, but no outstanding characteristics. I am glad I tried this while in Vancouver. Now back to more Red Racer IPA.

hardy008, Jun 28, 2011
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3.08/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper, medium fine bubble carbonation, 2 fingers of slight beige creamy foamy head, clear filtered. Nice lacing.

S: Bananas, cream, stinky feet, malt. Slight apricot.

T: Apricot tea, peach tea, malt. Slightly acidic, but mostly watery. Very little bitterness near the end.

M: Light slightly bready body, medium low low carbonation.

O: A real disappointing watery beer. Sort of like it, love the can and the fact its from Canada, but it is watery, tea like, and not flavourful.

patre_tim, May 04, 2013
English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.