Brick Waterloo Traditional IPA | Brick Brewing Co.

Brick Waterloo Traditional IPABrick Waterloo Traditional IPA
BA SCORE
8.2%
Liked This Beer
2.93 w/ 73 ratings
Brick Waterloo Traditional IPABrick Waterloo Traditional IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brick Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
brickbeer.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by hopsolutely on 04-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,024
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
73
Liked:
6
Avg:
2.93/5
pDev:
15.7%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
19
Trade:
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of RQuigley
3.92/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This tasting was opened as my Day 18th beer, in my Beer Advent Calendar for 2015. This is the 2nd year my wife has made me one of these and it is a great to open a beer every day.

Brick Waterloo Traditional IPA - Brick Brewing Co.
Number 21 - 473ml can – 5.2% - n/a IBU

A> 3.25 gold and rich looking
S>3 sorry not much of a smell
T>4.25 Clean, lite hope, light caramel
M>4 easy drinking, what I would call refreshing
Oall>4.5 Great Eng IPA, Thing I could drink a bunch of these
rq @RorQuig

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Photo of Ducpaien
3.89/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DanCataline
3.76/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of Pmicdee
3.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kupracz
3.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.72/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fairly nice English IPA, toasted scent with some citric hops, lighter body, and not all that smooth. If I did have to pick another E-IPA though, this would be the one I'd spring for.

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Photo of Bralis
3.64/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
3.61/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachT
3.55/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dumarrm
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of rmarks9
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of bryanzk
3.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopsolutely
3.32/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really, really, really wanted to like this beer, but unfortunately - in my opinion, at least - it just does not stand up to either the British or American style IPA's being brewed elsewhere in Ontario.

Pours a clear and very bright copper colour with limited head, no lacing. Very few visible bubbles after the initial pour. Mouthfeel is thinner than I would expect from the style, but although carbonation level is low, it is by no means flat.

Aroma is of grains, very malt-forward. Unfortunately there is no ingredient label on the can, as (perhaps incorrectly) I would have guessed this to be an adjunct ale. One-dimensional flavour of caramelized grains with British bittering hops in the finish. Taste profile / elements common to many "macros".

I respect The Brick's history and would love to support their product(s) - and this is a launch I have been eagerly awaiting - but unfortunately this is not a beer I'll purchase again.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.31/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, honey, some hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, honey and some citrus. Then some breadiness quickly follows from a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild for the style and there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, not a good representation of style, there are definitely several other beers in the style that I would pick before this one.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of artemh
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChrisCage
3.2/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- This one pours a hazy deep golden color, with very slow lumbering carbonation columns rising to the top, and only a few of these columns seem to be present. The head is white in color and is rather fizzy, quickly dissipating into a large patch of thin foam over top the beer. Lacing is marginal as well with only small patches of foam on the side of the glass, which quickly slimes it's way back down. Decent looking, just nothing special.

S- Definitely smells more like a Pale Ale in terms of sweetness but does have hop bitterness on the finish....just very mild. There is a malty presence about this one and it doesn't have much else going on with it. Not what I was expecting.

T- Well the flavors aren't bad, they just aren't what I'd call an IPA. There is much more malt sweetness than anticipated and is somewhat grainy actually. The finish has a lingering syrupy sweetness that is cloying too. Yeasty and caramel/toffee is probably as descriptive as I can get. Again, it doesn't taste bad, but isn't near an IPA in terms of flavor.

M/O- Medium bodied and rather smooth, this beer is really unoffensive! I really think this one is not termed properly by Brick and even though it's not the best out there, it is definitely a flavorful beer and I'd agree with a prior assessment on this one in calling it more of an Amber Ale than an IPA. With that said, I would probably get this again to enjoy as a refreshing brew that is quite drinkable! It is just average beer....perhaps slightly above this grade....

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Photo of OneTuffPony
3.17/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

473ml can. "Handmade by Brewmasters'. Ok, good to know, at least it wasn't those ladder-climbing stable boys.

This beer pours a hazy medium yellow amber colour, with two fingers of fine puffy, foamy off-white head, which leaves a decent array of sudsy striated lace around the glass as it lazily abates.

It smells of somewhat biscuity grainy malt, lemon peel - a la Mr. Clean - those apples you forgot in the crisper, and underwhelming grassy, floral hops. The taste is more past-due apple and subtle citrus fruitiness, innocuous grainy, kind of corn-fed malt, and musty, leafy hops.

The bubbles are meekly present, accounted for, and nothing more; the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, with just a wee pithiness to put that pea in your mattress. It finishes off-dry, the day-old breadiness of the malt retaining the most, um, fervour, as the hops seem to have blown their laughable wad.

Not as overtly off-putting as the other Waterloo 'craft' offerings I've endured, but disappointing just the same - nothing all that wrong, the nothing particularly right, either.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.03/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Less than impressed with this brewery so far, but lets see how the IPA goes.

Appearance - So far so good. 2 plus fingers of dense white head rest on top of a rich and clear copper color. Some lacing is left behind after a moderate retention time.

Smell - Mild ale aromas, some grainy aromas and light floral background. Not much to distinguish it from others but certainly passable.

Taste - Metallic, some mild malty flavors and some grains in there too, but the moderate metallicness is a bit too much.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation and a good crisp mouthfeel and medium bodied. A bit gassy for my likking but respectable.

Overall - Flavors are a bit of let down, but definitely a beginners IPA, for those wanting to expand their horizons a bit, but aren't ready to fully jump into craft. The rest of the beer is fine, albeit not spectacular, but if the flavors were less metallic I would consider picking this up again, although better options are available locally.

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Photo of leaddog
3.01/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours an amber with a finger width of foamy bubbly head.

Smell- Sweet apples, grass, lemon zest, minimal hint of floral hops.

Taste- Pretty much mimics the smell. You get a little bitterness from the floral hops.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. A tad watery.

Overall- An average EIPA by Waterloo Brewing. It is slightly better than a mass produced Alexander Keiths. There really isn't anything that makes it stand out but it would be good as a quick pint at a pub with friends/family.

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Photo of H8B8
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

473mL can from the brewery, as part of a sampler six pack of cans along with the Amber and Dark. The label sports a "Waterloo Brewing Co." emblem, which represents the brewery's eventual desire to do away with the Brick name in all its products.

Poured into a nonic. Copper golden in hue, slightly opaque. A half inch of head quickly fizzles into a fine ring. Lots of visible carbonation.

Nose is sweet malt - almost adjuncty - butter (diacetyl?), caramel, maybe a bit of bittering English hops.

The first can was nearly a drain pour, but fortunately the second can proved to be a bit better. Sweet, malty, finishes with bittering English hops. No depth to this at all, though it is drinkable. Hops don't add much in terms of flavor. Thin bodied, high carbonation.

It's not that bad, it just is such a far cry from other Ontario IPAs, hell, even Ontario red ales, to be worth trying again. Feels like a minimal effort beer.

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Photo of MJ63
3/5  rDev +2.4%

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Brick Waterloo Traditional IPA from Brick Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 8.2% out of 100 with 73 ratings
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