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English Bay Pale Ale - Granville Island Brewery

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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 Idrankthat
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Idrankthat, Yesterday at 02:50 AM
Photo of kevofficiel
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

English Bay. If you are in Vancouver this is one of the best view you can get of the sunset. I have the chance to drink here in Montreal.
The look of it is really curious. It looks like a Red Amber. You have that brown/red color. Nice carbonation. Maybe have half of a finger of head that goes aways but the rest stays inside your glass.
The smell of it, is kind of disappointing. You barely smell something. I really can't tell right now what I smell. it's really difficult to smell any flavour.
Now about the taste. Really powerful. Lot's of flavour. Totally different from the smell.
Very watery. Surprised me that it is a 5% ABV. Remind of the Richard's Red Amber. You have that touch of chocolate. Roasted grain. Really nice but too watery. I wish it could have been a 6% or 7% ABV. You will have that kick. The flavour is there but you don t have that kick you will enjoy just right after. Nice refreshing beer overall
So overall would I recommend it ? For sure. There is nothing wrong with this beer. Just too watery for my criticism. But really refreshing. Get you hands on this beer. Definitely worth it !

kevofficiel, Monday at 01:41 AM
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

LDuke, Friday at 08:44 AM
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

WillAndSarah, Oct 07, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +44.3%

urbantakeover, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

YamagamiTravis, Sep 13, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -8.9%

joeyjoey104, Aug 25, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev +3.8%

bulldogops, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

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

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

Jotora, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

AmeriCanadian, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

CRObighit2, Jul 28, 2014
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
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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
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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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

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

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

KeeganRohovich, May 09, 2014
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English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.