Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Halifax, Canada


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Here’s a celebration of hops in its’ freshest form. In 1 day we picked a ridiculous amount of "wet" hops & added them to the kettle! Thanks & congrats to all 3 Maritime fields: Ross Farm Museum, Meander River Farm & Happy Hopyard (NB).

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a thin but persistent head. Sweaty, earthy hop aroma - almost like peat moss. Wonderful floral flavour - I’m getting plenty of jasmine off this - with a light malty sweetness, and almost a milkiness. Decent carbonation and an almost creamy body. This is actually quite lovely - I could drink much more of it...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shdougan (48) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours very clear, and very golden with a large white foamy head. Some light aromas of fresh hops. Has quite a thin mouthfeel, almost watery, due to the soft carbonation. It is however, very refreshing. There isn’t as much bitterness as I was expecting, but there are some nice very fresh hops flavors. This is a very refreshing and sessionable (albeit 6.5%abv) ale, the freshness shows.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm so fresh! The colour of this beer can only be described by an extremely clean "golden" with a big white head. The smell is very fresh hops, citrus, floral and piney with notes of cereal, caramel and honey. The flavour is quite clean and smooth and very balanced between bitter hopping and sweet malt. One of the freshest tasting beers I have ever had, the taste leaps right out at you with every sip. It has a mid-low carbonation, a medium body and a very nice bittersweet aftertaste. Pick one up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml. Arômes surtout dominés par un malt mielleux et une levure légèrement fruitée. Robe dorée et limpide, effervescence moyenne et légère mousse. En bouche, les houblons sont très discrets pour une bière se voulant une "celebration of hops". On trouve bien quelques notes citronnées et vertes, mais les malts mielleux et la levure légèrement fruitée sont bien plus présents. Finale plutôt maltée et légèrement amère. L’alcool est plutôt apparent pour une bière qui n’est pas si forte. Bof...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
A bit heavy and oily but it is quite unique. In a lot of ways it’s typical but there is something about it that really stands out - it’s the citrus/spice it’s intense without being overbearing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
Earthy citrus skins and plasticky fruit aroma. Clear, orange body with a big long-lasting foamy off-white head. Light grainy bitter hops flavour has a little citrusy pip and floral wheat. Medium body. Good, drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (420) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a golden orange with a fluffy head and some lacing. Grassy aroma with a hint of citrus. Light and crisp with some hoppiness and mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a hazy gold-amber colour with large initial white head slowly shrinking to a light white covering. Aromas of fresh vegetable like hops, Light citrus and sweet light malts. Flavour is upfront hop bitterness but has a distinct freshness to it which reminds me of vegetables following is a sweet malty profile that is well balanced. Nice take on an american strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a murky golden amber with a big off white head that leaves a good amount of lace. Smell is of sweet toffee, citrus and fresh vegetables. Taste is fresh vegetables and citrus. The malts and hops balance really well in this beer not leaving it too hoppy or too malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
500ml bottle from my brother who purchased it at the brewery on a trip where he was surfing in halifax in october. hazed orange. lasting off white head. muted fruity malt aroma, not really hoppy. the flavour is spicey and earthy, the body is quite full. the finish is long butnot overly bitter. an odd duck, but still pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Interesting and unusual sweet bubblegum aroma. Medium body, a lightly sweet fresh fruitiness and a late, dry hoppiness. The fresh hops seem to add a pleasant spicy edge if not exactly overly aromatic or bitter. 061112

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