English Bay Pale Ale - Granville Island Brewery
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1.1/5 rDev -65.1%
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.
07-21-2014 03:08:52 | More by Trillium
2.88/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
05-04-2014 03:13:22 | More by Brad007
3.85/5 rDev +22.2%
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.
01-17-2014 01:51:55 | More by AnHeroicHippo
3.4/5 rDev +7.9%
341 ml bottle was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with good clarity and vision of slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Toasted malts, caramel, a little fruity, and mild hop aroma. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Taste: Chewy toasted malts, some sweet caramel and pale malts, a little fruitiness, and mild hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: A bit smooth, chewy, light, tasty, low to medium carbonation, and very drinkable.
Overall: Pretty standard and enjoyable pale ale. Very impressed with this beer based on how average it is.
12-18-2013 02:47:02 | More by Flounder57
English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.