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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
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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of DaveBar
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $ 3.00 as usual for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg c an a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a good white head. Not much head left after 2mins

S- WOW this is a good beer. Throw a wack of malt and whoop here it is!!

T- See above

M- Malty good and you call it an IPA???

O- An IPA really? This one is a malt bomb LOL

Food Pairing

I didn't have a chance to eat with this beer sorry

Enjoy

DaveBar, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.31/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This review was done from a bottle so take it loosely.

A: Can't really say since I had it straight from the bottle but judging from online photos it seems to be a deep copper color.

S: I get caramel like malts and a nice biscuity quality as well. No hops present really.

T: Almost similar to a very malty amber ale. I really get almost no hops except for a very slight floral presence. Caramel and more biscuit malt than I would have expected. Bitterness is underwhelming. Rather nutty as well.

M: A touch too carbonated for my tastes. A bit of a thin body as well.

O: Not a bad beer but definitely not what I would call a pale ale. More like a ESB with hops and balance removed. Could be a good intro beer.

Haydn-Juby, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Trillium
1.1/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 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.

Trillium, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Howlader
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of frontalot
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

frontalot, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Lare453, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of drdiesel9483
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

drdiesel9483, May 29, 2014
Photo of DreamDeath
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
Photo of stevergca
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

stevergca, May 12, 2014
Photo of boszormeny
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

boszormeny, May 09, 2014
Photo of KeeganRohovich
2/5  rDev -36.7%

KeeganRohovich, May 09, 2014
Photo of Brad007
2.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

Brad007, May 04, 2014
Photo of VbolieuV
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

VbolieuV, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Wingshotpigs
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Wingshotpigs, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of tabhill
3/5  rDev -5.1%

tabhill, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of scameron
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

scameron, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Cycle69
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Cycle69, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of phys1028
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

phys1028, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of sirsteve42
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

sirsteve42, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Griffith, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of AnHeroicHippo
3.85/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

AnHeroicHippo, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of baylz
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

baylz, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Beer-Fetish
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Beer-Fetish, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Pmicdee, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Exeter
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Exeter, Dec 19, 2013
English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.