English Bay Pale Ale - Granville Island Brewery
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.03/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
05-22-2009 22:17:31 | More by canucklehead
3.03/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
06-28-2011 22:25:30 | More by hardy008
3.08/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
05-04-2013 13:18:21 | More by patre_tim
English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.