Sunday, 31 March 2013
Granville Island English Bay Pale Ale
Granville Island English Bay Pale Ale is a lightly carbonated, amber brown pale ale that pours with a thin layer of off-white head. Produced by Granville Island Brewing in Vancouver, British Columbia, the G.I.E.B.P.A. is sold in 341mL bottles and contains 5% alcohol. It has a nice, malty aroma, packed with notes of caramel and brown sugar. The flavour is malty, with considerable brown sugar sweetness and a faint nuttiness. The back end has some hop bitterness, though somewhat less than I expected from a pale ale.
All told, English Bay is a pleasant and tasty pale. I'd have liked a bit more hop presence to be true to the style. That said, it's a pretty well executed brew that is mellow and likely to appeal to a wide audience.
Rating: 7.0 out of 10.