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

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep golden, medium bodied and nicely bitter, Hopyard Pale is exceptional in the West Coast style. Generous hopping in the boil and further dry-hopping produce a fruity/floral aroma and refreshingly bitter finish. A true thirst quencher!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paco (566) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle from sobeys. Dark yellow with a bit of a head. Aromas of hops and some caramel. Taste is piney and malty. Pretty good pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (572) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
341ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with an average, short lived, white head that laces. Hoppy aroma of grapefruit, pine, grass and caramel. Hoppy grapefruit flavour with caramel malt, pine, grass and a resiny, dry, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. A pleasant surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2833) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2015
Single bottle from the brewery in Halifax. Pours a clean light-amber colour with not much carbonation, but the head is beautiful, creamy, frothy, long lasting and with some soapy lace. Nice fresh hop nose at first pour, but then grain comes out with some caramel notes. The taste is milder with a little grass and some nice bitterness getting stronger in the finish. Cereal grain lingers mildly. Not a bad Pale Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1127) - CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Appearance: clear medium gold with one fat finger of creamy white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pithy citrus, dank, pine, floral, caramel malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, medium duration bitter finish. (4/5) A pretty good APA. Slight West Coast dank, and a pleasant dry-hopped nose. Definitely one of Garrison’s stronger offerings. (15/20)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Oranges, flowers and herbs are evoked throughout this Pale Ale, adding pizzazz to lightly caramelized cereals and an earthy hop aftertaste.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A mushroom-like head of foam laces all the way down the misty golden orange.
-Green peppercorns also appear in the hop bitterness.
-The smooth effervescence helps build a pleasant mouthfeel.
-This is not a fashionable Pale Ale these days, as it is not blond and made from super citrusy hops. However, it remains a very tasty and efficient Pale Ale for hopheads who don’t follow trends that much.

Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle in Parrsboro. It pours hazy golden - orange with a decent white head. The nose is doughy, creamy, minerals, orange peel, apricot, toasted grass and light floral notes. The taste is crisp, bitter, minerals, peppery spice, bitter orange, waxy grapefruit, grassy bitterness, apricot, dough and cracker with a dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Crisp, bitter and thirst quenching. Decent apa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (206) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
Poured from bottle. Nice fruity aroma. Pours a clear golden with white head. Medium bitter taste. Medium body, creamy texture, bitter finish. Nice hoppy ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Golden colour with a nice white head. Sweet malts and piney hops aroma. Crisp flavour. Long and bitter finish. Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2510) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Thanks northopfrye. Pours a nice golden. Aromas are sweet malts, and some nice pine hops. Very dry and hoppy. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2973) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Light orange copper body loads of lasting foamy white head and nice lacing. Metallic hoppy aroma, herbal. Taste is slightly bitter, biscuity, bitter aftertaste. Also a touch of a sweet fruitiness once it warms up. Not a bad APA.


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