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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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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 80 | Display Reviews Only:
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

12-09-2012 03:04:02 | More by 4ster
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-29-2012 02:16:38 | More by KalanM
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2012 01:24:11 | More by cfalovo97
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -13%

10-20-2012 18:25:06 | More by bigox420
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

10-14-2012 00:54:26 | More by jrempel
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ChuckGnarly

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -5.1%

10-13-2012 02:56:12 | More by ChuckGnarly
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 20:38:38 | More by smakawhat
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -13%

09-17-2012 04:07:48 | More by WeissBoy
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BierStein711

Illinois

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

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2012 05:55:48 | More by BierStein711
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spiderwebb70

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -5.1%

08-20-2012 01:38:18 | More by spiderwebb70
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 23:48:19 | More by spinrsx
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sAws


3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 16:12:58 | More by sAws
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.1/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 00:06:39 | More by TerryW
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

08-13-2012 00:42:09 | More by Vyronian
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pale amber colour, one finger of off white head, light lace. Smell is malty and biscuity, grain and caramel with a little bit of earthy/floral hop character. Taste is malty, light caramel sweetness, some floral hop and earthy flavours, mild bitterness throughout, finishes clean. Medium carbonation, medium body, OK mouthfeel. Quite the average beer, while its not bad I find myself very indifferent to this, I could drink this again if it was offered to me though.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 13:06:25 | More by peensteen
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -5.1%

07-30-2012 19:04:17 | More by shagal
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prisdefer

New York

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

07-27-2012 18:04:45 | More by prisdefer
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 01:34:43 | More by mick303
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-22-2012 15:53:20 | More by Coastal_Brew
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MikeH210

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

07-17-2012 23:51:52 | More by MikeH210
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thefullpython


2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

07-15-2012 20:29:37 | More by thefullpython
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59rockabilly

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-06-2012 04:54:04 | More by 59rockabilly
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -5.1%

06-11-2012 08:29:52 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

06-02-2012 21:59:18 | More by RedAleMan
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

06-01-2012 18:19:12 | More by Gww1864
English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.