English Bay Pale Ale - Granville Island Brewery
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3.28/5 rDev +4.1%
Had this for the first time a few weeks ago (First of any Granville beer). I found it on tap at a local bar and was pleasantly surprised. Poured nice with a copper color, with a sweet cirtusy taste. Well balanced. The bartender said they were trying hard to get some other Granville products in as this one was being well recieved by those who tried it
11-23-2012 01:24:11 | More by cfalovo97
3.55/5 rDev +12.7%
Poured from the bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass.
Light toffee brown body, and dark caramel color. Clear. Thin head of aboout two fingers and tan in color. Not much retention.
Sticky malts and light toffee smells. A hint of cinnamon also.
Palate comes with matching nose, cinnamon sweet and sticky caramel flavors. Slightly dry, with a simple malt backbone. Some decent carbonation and thickness. There's not much hop character to this though.
Overall a rather simple and decent brew, but not much going on either.
09-29-2012 20:38:38 | More by smakawhat
2.98/5 rDev -5.4%
You don't need to have this beer.
What you have here is a silly attempt at an APA, but there is not enough hop.
Amber in color, off white head that lasts for a minute.
Smells of carmel malt
Tastes like stale biscuits.
Not a beer worth your time as it is very watery.
Overall, don't seek out this beer. Have Rickyard's Blonde
09-09-2012 05:55:48 | More by BierStein711
2.7/5 rDev -14.3%
12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 2$
Appearance - Clear copper colour with a small size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.
Smell - Malts, caramel, grass
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste light hops, malts, and caramel. There is also some dark fruit notes and a bit of a grassiness. It ends with a caramel malt aftertaste.
Overall - American PA it is not... It's more along the lines of a ESB, and not a very good one at that. The taste is boring and it's a little too thin/watery. I wouldn't pick this one up again.
08-15-2012 23:48:19 | More by spinrsx
3.23/5 rDev +2.5%
Pale amber colour with a little bit of head but very little lacing. Smell is average and taste is good. Nothing really sticks out just a good pale ale. Mouthfeel is thin and after taste is smooth. Decent beer but not great as it could use a little more flavour.
08-14-2012 16:12:58 | More by sAws
2.1/5 rDev -33.3%
Pours clear dark amber red with next to no head, just a ring to show. Unremarkable.
Don't like the smell. Comes across as an industrial brew, nothing inviting about it. Taste is pretty much absent. Mouth feel is slightly spritzy and metallic. Unpleasant tinny, bitter finish.
Not much pale ale about this at all. A poor effort. Macro-style.
08-14-2012 00:06:39 | More by TerryW
English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.