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IPA | Cannery Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Cannery Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IPA’s are always about the hops, and this fine traditional ale is no exception. It is brewed with an interesting and continuous blending of four Pacific Northwest hop varieties. These exciting hops are backed up by rich malt flavours that produce a complex character and lingering hop finish. Although this beer has fierce hop, it will surprise with its gentle bite.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-14-2003

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Photo of ghisty
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

pours clear amber, billowy top, nice rich orange tones, head holds lacing pretty well, settles down to just under one finger of head. stays mildly carby looking.
smells bright, not the average overwhelming hop nose, slightly ore subdued, has a it less annoying resiny nose to it, hides the 65 ibu nicely in a slightly sweeter nose . taste is as the nose, has a somewhat heavier quality in the taste, almost like the malt is more present, the hops take over in the finish, but its a very drinkable IPA, not overstated, just well executed. the mouthfeel is decent, I just feel that it is a bit oiley feeling, by trying to mask the dryness with a bit of buttery malt it seems they've made it a bit soapy. not to say it isnt enjoyable, overall this beer is very drinkable and hits the mark they aimed for. A very drinkable ipa.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chriswillms9
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kenmac19
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisCage
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- This has an almost orange color that has a very hazy so it is hard to really get a look at the carbonation involved. The head is minute, but did start out nice looking....the lacing...well that is easy going as well...not a lot happening....slightly above average looking overall.

S- Smells Earthy overall....a nice blend of grains, both dry and malted with a combination of various hop variety used both in the boil and on the finish as well. Smells like a better balanced IPA than I would have expected initially!

T- Well this isn't quite as intense as I thought it would be....I actually am able to make better sense of the flavors that I'm tasting.....starting off with an intense citrus peel flavor....orange zest to be exact, with perhaps hints of grapefruit and lemon blended in. The malts used bring out a reasonably robust sweetness that is slightly nutty, and this is quickly balanced out with a fresh, piney hop bitterness on the finish, but it is more oily and doesn't really linger on the palate after the swallow.

M/O- Medium body and wee tight bubbles make this an ideal flavorful brew. The refreshing nature of this one comes through really well, and the alcohol content is hidden amazingly! Probably a good beer on a hot day and better than the average in my opinion for this style!

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Photo of iamstevetay
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wajohnst
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigBry
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

355 ml can. Bright orange label, of Cannery Brewing I.P.A. Not mention of "Indian Rock" as on the big bottle in picture. I assume this is the same beer, just with a slightly different name.

Pours orange amber color, big foamy orange tinged head. Foam settles but never disappears, leaves lots of lace lines.
Floral hop smell, along with some pine resin. Some malt aroma as well.
Taste has a good blend of caramel malt and citrus hops. More herbal leaf hop at the end. A little pine needle in the lingering finish.
Mouth feel and carbonation are medium, gives a slightly heavy body. Hop bitters last nicely on the tongue.
Nothing spectacular, just a solid example. Not sure why, but I had low expectations, but this was quickly un-done.

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Photo of Rowett
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CurtisD
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from a mixed 6-pack poured into an English pint glass. A burnt orange-amber hue, somewhat cloudy and with around four fingers of beige foam on top. Aroma is malt-forward, rich caramel/toffee malts with some tropical semi-sour passion fruit, pineapple candy, and orange breakfast drink riding shotgun. Palate is similarly malty, a pleasing toasted caramel toffee flavor that combines with spicy elements to make me think pumpkin pie. A gentle orange marmalade citrus flavor is present but is certainly not of the bold and brash ilk seen in many of today's American IPAs. This one is more English if you ask me, earthy, spicy, and herbal hops with the fruity notes appearing mostly on the nose. Moderate body, maybe just a tad chewier than other IPAs, soapy slick feel in the mouth and with a semi-prickly carbonation that takes down the mouthfeel rating a notch or two. Finishes spicy with some gooseberry to remind you that the hops in here are indeed American varietals. I might not have otherwise guessed. Still, a solid, workmanlike, rather bucolic IPA that avoids any serious technical flaws, puts a nice malt backbone forward as opposed to a hoppy attack, and manages to refresh on a dry windy night.

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Photo of ZachT
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Caudalie
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Druid
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of ericj551
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - just a tad hazy burnt orange colour, solid thumb of off white head retained respectably, plenty of random lacing
S - earthy, dry grass, mild sweet and mineral aroma, and i get a touch of mint at the end
T - plenty of earthy and grassy hops with a very big mineral flavour, some toffee sweetness, and a touch of pine finish
M - medium body with solid carbonation, a prominent but pleasant hop bitter mixes with a heathy malt for a full finish
O - a solid offering from a small respected brewer, its not my fave of theirs (LOVE the Wildfire IPA) but it definitely holds its own in the style

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Photo of Stizz19
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of canucklehead
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the arms race in BC to have the most bad ass IPA ( not a bad thing) it is nice to nice to taste an IPA that works with balance and an English style hop taste that still delivers the goods. There is a malty goodness to the beer though it still is an IPA. The mouthfeel is full and the finish is long. Good beer that shows a different side to the IPA style.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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IPA from Cannery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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