Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Black IPA
Halifax, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Holy hybrid, this legendary hop-forward style goes dark & deep with the addition of a big, roasted malt base. Dry-hopped & Unfiltered, don’t overthink this beast, just enjoy.

PictouRx's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PictouRx (161) - Ontario, - FEB 4, 2012
Pours a dark red/black with a real foamy head from the 1/2 liter bottle from LCBO. Hazy, sediment unfilterd, lively carbonation. I get hoppy, fruity, roasty smell. Taste gives some sweet notes, then light sour and medium bitter that lingers in aftertaste to a mettalic note. I get a lively creamy feel to the overall beer with the bitter longer finish. Overall I think this is not as good as their imperial IPA I have tried, but a good beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2405) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015
Quite dry and bitter with a nicely contrasting rich, dark malt. Sweet chocolate and roasted malts with a heavy drying hop note. Citrus and light floral notes with a heavy bitterness from both the hops and the roasted malts. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanhunter_4 (209) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015
650 ml bottle poured at home into my brand new Teku glass. Pours a dark brown with a white head. Smell is quite powerful; piney and floral aromas. Tastes of some sort of citrus before a long, strong bitter finish. This is a drinkable beer but not one I’d want to consume all night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1558) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Aroma of hops, pours a black color with a short lasting well laced tan head. Dry chalky feel with a taste of hops mildly bitter with a chlaky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Super dark brown colour with an off white head. Roasted malty aroma. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DomD (247) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Poured from bottle. Aroma of coffee with some pine. Pours a cloudy dark brown with off-white head. Taste is heavy bitter. Has a medium body, sticky texture, and bitter finish. Not a bad brew, I’m just not sure if I’m a fan of the black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
I know this is an ’unfiltered’ beer but I could chew on the yeast/sediment chunks which was pretty gross. Otherwise it had an awesome black pour, tons of pine and grapefruit notes and a great balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger tan head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and grapefruit with some roasted grains and tropical fruits. Taste is a pine and grapefruit hop and roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate malt and tropical fruity sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a solid black IPA that should be tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1400) - CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours clear amber-brown with a three fingers of loose light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is pine and tropical fruit, dark roasty malts, mild chocolate and coffee, some flowery and herbal hops. (6/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering and building bitter finish. (4/5) Not bad, but a bit muddled. The dark roasty malt flavours overbalance the hoppiness somewhat for my taste - I’d like to see brighter hops and a bit less of the dark roast. A decent enough brew, for all that. (12/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours up a deep cherry brown with a small head, ok lacing. Aroma is nice IPA hop with some pine and tropical fruit. Also some malt in there. Taste is primarily bitter with a little bit of toasty malt. Mostly bitter. Feel is pretty solid and full with a bitter scrapy aftertaste. Nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (633) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
A fine CDA, BIPA, whatever they’re called. Nice classy label as well. A dark brown with ruby highlights, whiffs of citrus hops, roasty malts, resin and orange. You would think that combination would be wretched but therein lies the magic of this style. Bitter grapefruit hops balanced against mildly bitter malts that are still a tad sweet. I could enjoy this constantly and often.

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