Aromatherapy IPA | Beyond the Pale Brewing Company

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4.16/5
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Brewed by:
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
beyondthepale.ca

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by byronic on 08-06-2015

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Ranking:
#4,169
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
63
pDev:
6.49%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by peensteen:
Photo of peensteen
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden colour, 1.5 fingers of white head and good lace. Smell is dank and piney, light citrus, fruit and yard trimmings, some peach. Taste is hoppy, medium bitterness, lemony citrus and fruity, dank earthy notes, dry with a slight malt mid palate. lightly carbonated and medium bodied. Quite nice, a solid IPA worth trying.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

473 mL can from the LCBO; no packaging date. I am genuinely pumped to finally try what is almost certainly one of Ontario's most-hyped IPAs of the last two years. Served slightly chilled.

Pours translucent golden-blonde, with approximately one finger of soapy, resilient white head that holds down the fort for more than five minutes; a fat collar and bubbly cap of foam are its descendants. Fantastic lacing - I want to drink this one ASAP, but I need to say something about the aroma first, which is actually fairly muted, especially considering the name of the beer. A citrusy mix of grapefruit, lemon and orange is the most noticeable aspect to me, with minor notes of grassy hay, pale malt, red berry and indistinct tropical fruit.

Very good stuff - there's some underlying gritty wheat and bready pale malt sweetness, but beyond that it's basically hops gone wild from start to finish. Fruity flavours of apricot, orange, melon, grapefruit and papaya come through mid-sip, with the hops kicking into high gear on the back end - that's where the bitter elements such as citrus pith, earthy/dank pine needles and floral, grassy hay really begin to assert themselves. Medium-light body, with fairly lively carbonation that tickles the palate, as well as very fine bubbles (resulting in a mildly crisp, frothy sort of mouthfeel). Good drinkability at 6.5% - I could knock back a couple of these over the course of a night, though I'm sure I'd be a bit wobbly afterwards.

Final Grade: 4.23, an A-. Beyond the Pale's Aromatherapy is a fantastic IPA that I will certainly return to in the future. I tried this beside a can of GLB's Lake Effect - which is one of my top 3 Ontario IPAs - for comparative purposes, and Aromatherapy held up very admirably. All hopheads who can find this one should consider it to be an absolute must-try beer... unfortunately, I've never seen this one in Lambton county, otherwise I'd definitely pick it up regularly.

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Photo of Easton70
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is my first BTP beer since moving to Ottawa and they could be a favourite brewery for me.

It pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head that sticks around for the entire pint.

The aroma is full of tropical and citrus fruit and the flavour continues with a nice bitter finish, but nicely balanced; not too bitter.

A great IPA that compares well with The best from the US.

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Photo of talbotjf99
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bugs318
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryanzk
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LanceH
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a hazy pale yellow color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of citrusy and floral hoppy notes with light grassy undertones. Taste is also dominated by floral grassy notes with some citrusy and light piney notes with light bitter aftertaste. Body is pretty full for style with OK carbonation. Pretty interesting but falls a bit short on carbonation.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a freshly filled growler.

Pours a golden color with an orange hue and a slight haze with 2-3 fingers of cloudy head falling to a thick creamy collar and leaving nice lacing (and that is from the second pour from the growler!). It packs a nice, clean fresh nose of sweet citrus and wiffs of pine. The taste is is loaded with citrus (oranges, tangerines and grapefruit) with some nice tropical notes (papayas?) balanced with a nice, light toasted malt backbone. The finish is mildly bitter with and a little short. It is light yet round on the palate and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a great IPA and definitely one of their best offerings!

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Photo of dipso123
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The consistency looked thick and juicy as I poured it in a glass. Light brown and cloudy with a moderate amount of champagne like carbonation. Topped with 2 fingers of beige head.

Smells of caramel and shortbread, pine and pineapple, as well as green herbs like dill.

The taste is full of complex hop characteristics. Its a fast dance I need to slow down on my second sip, all I know is its beautiful. Caramel, pineapple, pine, dill, green herbs, orange juice, and a strong but not abrasive bitter end.

Thick and juicy body with a medium low carbonation.

Got this in Toronto, drinking it at Lake Muskoka Dec 20th, 2017. Really great taste and consistency on this one. Highly recommended.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from the brewery.. Pricey at 4.50 per can for an ipa. Very good though.

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Photo of liamt07
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mousel
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kuhndog
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kier
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSS
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Super clear golden yellow with a nice white head that lingers
S-Beautifully sweet aroma, herbal and dank.
M-Light carbonation and smooth mouthfeel with a resinous effect
T-Sweet upfront with an alcohol burst that moves to a bitter aftertaste that lingers and coats the gums
O-A very nice IPA that has some kick to it. The clarity of this beer is impressive.

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Photo of knowyourown
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tyronegangsta
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhodgert
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lively slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice foamy head. Not much retention but very nice lacing. A very refreshing but mellow nose with notes of citrus and a tinge of pine. A nice balance of sweet and bitter with some grapefruit presence. A smooth mouth feel with just the appropriate carbonation. Slightly dry and bitter on the finish. Overall very nice and a drink I'd have almost anytime.

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Photo of Carbon_Hops
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Aromatherapy IPA from Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 63 ratings