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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
okay

190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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 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 beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -5.1%

beerhunter13, Feb 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

chickenm, Mar 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

LDuke, Oct 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

cletetron, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -5.1%

MidwestBA, May 25, 2013
Photo of tabhill
3/5  rDev -5.1%

tabhill, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of DamageCase76
3/5  rDev -5.1%

DamageCase76, Dec 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

SebD, Jul 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

ChuckGnarly, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of BigBry
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of four selections in the Granville Winter Mingler 12 pack.
Light brown to amber color, off white tan head. Not much foam, quickly disappears, leaving just a thin ring. Very light aroma of malt caramel and some hop bitterness - too light, was expecting more. Taste is similar with light malt and some bitterness to finish. Average, and kind of unexciting, and left an almost metallic aftertaste.

BigBry, Jan 19, 2005
Photo of terryeckmeier
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not what I was expecting at all little to no bitterness from what I can tell. Looks pretty but I was a little let down with this guy. I was all pumped for this big hoppy beer from the west coast and was a little let down. Maybe its one of those things where you get really excited and it just doesn't live up to the expectation you've built up in your head.

terryeckmeier, Mar 09, 2009
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

bumchilly25, May 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

papawu76, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Jotora, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

fizzyted, Dec 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Kopfschuss, Sep 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

jrohrbacher, Jul 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Pmicdee, Jan 02, 2014
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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
Photo of brittmoore_13
3/5  rDev -5.1%

brittmoore_13, Aug 16, 2014
English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.