Category Archives: Pale Ale

Goliath Ale

4.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleMarston’s PLC – http://www.wychwood.co.uk/Witney, England The beer to slay a mighty thirst!  The Goliath of the bible was a champion warrior of the Philistines, whose height was six cubits and a span.  A cubit is measured … Continue reading

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Marston’s Pedigree V.S.O.P. Ale

6.7% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleMarston’s PLC – http://www.marstonsbeercompany.co.uk/Burton Upon Trent, England Cognac is distilled and aged wine from France.  After cognac has aged at least four years, you can call it Very Superior Old Pale (VSOP).  Marston’s has stolen this … Continue reading

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Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale

5% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleBrasseurs illimités – http://www.brasseursillimites.com/St-Eustache, Québec The next three days I have an interesting experiment:  the brewer has sold a six-pack of all India pale ale (IPA) beers, but brewed with three different recipes.  Where to begin?  … Continue reading

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No. 9 IPA

6.2% alc./vol., 275 ml bottleDuggan’s Brewery – http://www.duggansbrewery.com/Toronto, Ontario, Canada Okay, what’s with the tiny bottles?  It’s like a half of a beer!  This begs the question: what is the ideal size of a beer?  The average person has about … Continue reading

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Crazy Canuck Pale Ale

5.2% alc./vol., 473 ml canGreat Lakes Brewery – http://www.greatlakesbeer.com/Toronto, Ontario, Canada Yes, it’s almost Canada Day on July 1, so I really should drink a Canadian beer.  Gosh, could you be any more Canadian than this?  Nobody’s sure why the … Continue reading

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Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale

5% alc./vol., 355 ml bottleFlying Monkeys Craft Brewery – http://www.theflyingmonkeys.ca/Barrie, Ontario, Canada, Earth, Milky Way, The Universe, Infinity Normal is still weird for the Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery.  I have not yet had any extraterrestrial beers…in fact, I’m still waiting … Continue reading

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Black Oak Pale Ale

5% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleBlack Oak Brewing Co. Ltd. – http://www.blackoakbeer.com/Toronto, Ontario, Canada The black oak is a kind of red oak once known as yellow oak.  Confused?  There are over 600 species of oak trees.  The black oak must … Continue reading

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