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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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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 2
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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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Lare453, Jun 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

EskimoDave, Nov 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Cramshawbar, Mar 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

shagal, Jul 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

brittmoore_13, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of AmeriCanadian
3/5  rDev -5.1%

AmeriCanadian, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Exeter
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Exeter, Dec 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

BrewCaveDweller, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of kjyost
3/5  rDev -5.1%

kjyost, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Orionigel
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Orionigel, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

BeerClubNiagara, Jan 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

spiderwebb70, Aug 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

billab914, Jul 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

KStark, May 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

DaPan, Feb 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

schopenhauerale, Apr 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

eulerthegrape, Sep 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

boszormeny, May 09, 2014
Photo of BierStein711
2.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

BierStein711, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of mick303
2.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer is a auburn brown in colour, with slight lacing.

Smell is of light malts, a light fruitiness.

This has a flavour of light caramelized malts, quite light on the palate, slightly watery. Refreshing flavour but could be more interesting, bit of fruitiness as well. Mouthfeel felt a bit lacking, flavour was alright and drinkable, but didn't really showcase itself as anything special.

mick303, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of OskarL
2.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Clear amber/orange with a big white head that settles into a half finger head and no lacing.

Smell - Bready malt and some fresh hops.

Taste - Bread, some caramel malt, very mild citric hops, some metal and a bit watery.

Mouthfeel - Light body with qood carbonation.

OskarL, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of IdeaSpeeder
2.94/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance - Pours an redish brown colour. A white head that disappears quickly, leaving behind some light lacing.

Smell - Very sweet smelling. Some vanilla notes, combined with some caramel and toffee.

Taste - As expected from the nose, this brew is very sweet. Almost too sweet for my tastes. A big vanilla kick and more caramel. There may be some very light spiced - pepper maybe. Little to no hop bitterness, surprising for an english pale ale.

Mouthfeel - Medium to heavy body. The beer is almost 'sticky' - it sticks to the inside of my lips. So much sweetness. Carbonation is low - virtually non-existent. Unremarkable finish.

Overal - 3/5.

IdeaSpeeder, May 07, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
2.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - poured a clear copper, short head dissipated quickly, basically no lacing
S - a mix of sweet and bready malts, subtle earthy notes, but not much else
T - mostly buttery bread flavour mixed with a little sweetness, there is a slight touch of earthy hop bitterness, not bad but not what I expected going in
M - mostly full carbonation feel up front, but as that fades there's not much left, maybe a little dryness
D - a very average drink, seems to be a more all purpose offering in terms of light flavour and carbonation, goes down easy but not sure i would invest more time that one

joemcgrath27, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of Seanstoppable
2.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received a number of cans from Granville Island Brewery from a friend over the holidays. The is the last of the varieties I had to sample.

Pours a dark amber color, bordering on read, with plenty of head. Some head quickly evaporates, but it then settles to about a finger for a while. Minimal lacing left on the glass.

Slight malt scent, but that is about it.

Taste is fairly simple. Some mild caramel malts. Very light. Slightly watery.

Overall, it is drinkable and it does have some flavor, but overall it is fairly bland. Decent, but not something I would choose unless my options were limited.

Seanstoppable, Jan 01, 2010
English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.