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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by ChrisRobin, Jan 14, 2013.
Apparently it has good reviews.... although I think it has an atrocious taste.
That label is terrible. Never even heard of the beer...
EDIT: Canadian IPA? Who knew such a thing existed?
Does Vanderham get royalties, or did they pay him in beer?
I once got an "ipa" in whistler that was about the consistency of bud light. somehow I can't remember its name.
Downhill and beer are always related .. just sayin'
Canadian IPA? I think Northwest IPA is the technical term if you're into beer wankery. If you like seriously hoppy IPA's you'll probably like it, it's been on the shelves quite a while now.
I had the same experience, except I then went on tirade about bland, boring canadian beer and offended the folks next to us on the patio.
That's a sterl image of thomas vanderham on there, just fyi.
I wasn't commenting on the style, rather I am just surprised to see an IPA from a Canadian brewery is all, because this:
That label is still terrible.
the bc craft beer scene is going off; lots of great quality brew to be had of comparable quality to US counterparts. not much good beer on tap in whistler, alas; mostly populated by macros.
the switchback is a solid westcoast ipa, though, yes, the label does suck.
a couple great local (hop-forward) ipas:
-central city red racer (gary the brewmaster, a rad guy i might add, is an avid mountainbiker that lives on the shore).
-driftwood fat tug.
Haha, lots of Canadians think that americans only make light beer that tastes like piss.
The Canadian beer industry is not that different than in the states. If you stick with the generic beer (Canadian, Blue, Kokanee, etc...) you're not going to get anything too exciting. If you venture into the smaller breweries you can get some really good hoppy and flavorfull pale ales. The liquor stores here in Ontario are full of Pale ale options.
I'm a huge pale ale fan. Some of my favorites that we can get around here are: Paddock Wood 606, Great Lakes Brewing 666 Devil's Pale Ale and Crazy Canuck, St. Ambroise, Mill Street Tankhouse, Muskoka Mad Tom IPA and Double Mad Tom IPA...the list goes on.
I've never had the switchback but I'll keep an eye out for it. I love trying out new pale ales!
will def buy if i see it!
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that both of you had Alexander Keith's IPA. That's east cost IPA and much more in the vein of a traditional English IPA which is to say, it's pretty much pisswater that is in no way related to what the average North American would consider an IPA to be.
I was horrified the first time I drank it too.
I have 5 more in the fridge... I'll give it a second chance tomorrow after work.
Yeah all the standard Canadian beers are nothing special. I work with people that like Lucky beer! Completely gross.
I agree, you have to venture out to the smaller breweries. I can't wait until the summer: Granville Island 'Hefeweizen' with a slice of lemon in it. Oh yeah.
Cascadian hops = northwest hops variety. Makes sense.
Am I the only one that likes the label? At least its not xc related or a picture of a frickin beach cruiser!
Better than this one...
Agreed, not a huge fan of this. What's with red ales anyway? Never really saw the charm in them.
Red ales can be good (esp. with rye and american yeast) when an amber doesn't really satisfy and you don't want to go to the brown/porter part of the spectrum. That said, I don't ever buy 6-packs of red ales...just get them every now and then at a bar.
keith's isn't really an ipa of any variation any more - though it used to be a pretty typical english ipa at it's inception (several decades ago). for whatever reason (probably profitability), hops were progressively cut back over the years, and percentages of malts were replaced by cheaper (less flavorful) fermentables (corn and/or rice), leaving the weak piss that it is today.
sounds like my kind of drink...