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English Bay Pale Ale - Granville Island Brewery

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209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: 49degrees on 12-27-2002

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.
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Photo of Sathanas
3.82/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I remember this being a tasty, not very hopped, but easy drinking pale ale.

Photo of BCborn
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Danielr26
2.93/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beervana
2.8/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Quafftastic
2.83/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JonnyOnTilt
3.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.27/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at my local pub, the "best" option in a sea of macro water disguised as beer. I had a few pints, so one would think I could give a detailed account, but this is not a particularly memorable beer.

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3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Svingjo
2.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Merlin68
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Franck
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of BcCraft710
3.08/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of coder
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of headstash
3.12/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Daefido
3.75/5  rDev +19%

I bought it at a regional LCBO in Welland, ON, Canada.
And I am not a professional or amatuer beer drinker or something. Just beer lover.^^;
I think it is like a sweet version of Pale Ale. I've drunk several Pale Ales like Ontario craft ones. They are more bitter than this. This ale is like more drinkable to beginners like me. haha.
However, I've found the bitter pale ale more likely has more flavour or something.
That means it has little bit weak smell. Well, nice beer to me.

Photo of Jones153
1.5/5  rDev -52.4%

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2.88/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Idrankthat
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of kevofficiel
3.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

English Bay. If you are in Vancouver this is one of the best view you can get of the sunset. I have the chance to drink here in Montreal.
The look of it is really curious. It looks like a Red Amber. You have that brown/red color. Nice carbonation. Maybe have half of a finger of head that goes aways but the rest stays inside your glass.
The smell of it, is kind of disappointing. You barely smell something. I really can't tell right now what I smell. it's really difficult to smell any flavour.
Now about the taste. Really powerful. Lot's of flavour. Totally different from the smell.
Very watery. Surprised me that it is a 5% ABV. Remind of the Richard's Red Amber. You have that touch of chocolate. Roasted grain. Really nice but too watery. I wish it could have been a 6% or 7% ABV. You will have that kick. The flavour is there but you don t have that kick you will enjoy just right after. Nice refreshing beer overall
So overall would I recommend it ? For sure. There is nothing wrong with this beer. Just too watery for my criticism. But really refreshing. Get you hands on this beer. Definitely worth it !

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of urbantakeover
4.56/5  rDev +44.8%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.