English Bay Pale Ale | Granville Island Brewery

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English Bay Pale AleEnglish Bay Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery
British Columbia, Canada

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Easygoing—like the sunny shores of English Bay itself. Out of the bottle you’ll notice the rich, coppery colour and caramel malt flavour up front, balanced with a dry roasted finish that’s sure to put a smile on your face. Just grill up some burgers, kebabs or tenderloin—and chill

Added by 49degrees on 12-27-2002

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Like too many of Granville Island Brewery's offerings, not really good, not really bad - just kinda... there.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Funny that I never reviewed this beer as it is a staple in BC and is often the beer beer pf choice at restaurants and bars with a crappy selection( it is often this or a Molson product). Well this is a beer that represents the past. There was a time when using lots of hops was pretty unknown in BC and this beer is safe and easy drinking with no challenge to a macro drinker. I suppose when it first came out it was a step up from macro beers but I also remember how good Shaftebury was and this beer is a shadow of the Shaftebury ESB from the 90's. I won't refuse this beer if offered but there are so many better PA's in BC that is a reminder of the bad old days.

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English Bay Pale Ale from Granville Island Brewery
3.16 out of 5 based on 283 ratings.
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