TracksideBeer (34) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2011 Frothy white head with excellent lacing. Clear yellow/amber colorings with a malty aroma dominated by pine hoppiness. Strong hop flavors that have incredible longevity in the mouth. Much more bitter than I expected of this pale ale.
TheHulk (485) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is a bit too much hops for so little % and malts... youíre just trying to figure out how sweet it is and then your taste buds get sierial crushed by some huge fricken hops guy. There really isnít much else to say, I canít make out much of a flavour, itís just hops and hops for days. Itís kind of a bit strong, and I started out as a hop head. This just doesnít have the other pillars to support double IPA hops and dry hopping. it starts to remind me of tree sap ale.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Cole. Pours clear amber, persistent 1-finger off-white head, spotty lacing. God DAMN itís nice to be back to quality beer after rating 6 pieces of utter garbage. Nose is spicy, almost perfumey hops, with solid caramel undertones, almost butterscotch. Very strong juniper notes here, a definite juniper berry note. Flavours are IPA bitter, very crisp, balanced by the vanillin caramel notes, Plenty of spiciness and juniper here too. Lightly soapy, I really would consider this more of an IPA than an APA, finish is quite astringent. Again, like their Imperial IPA, Garrison rather marches to their own drummer. An interesting brew, refreshing enough, but Iím REALLY glad I had this very fresh, as this type of Pale Ale goes off as soon as you look the other way.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a nice white head. Fantstic bold hop aroma. Citrus and vanilla. Great! Great flavour full complex. Hopy floral. Vanilla and swet Caramel slighty bitter but very drinking. I think this cis fucking awesome! But i also just rated 4 super shitty pale lagers and a half decent malt liquor.
pintbypint (2269) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml brown bottle. Golden coloured beer with
A generous fluffy white head. Good sticky lace.
Citrus nose, grapefruity with oranges. Flavor is hop toward with lots
Of grapefruit notes. Some light malts behind the pleasant grapefruity bitterness. Body is light, medium carbonation. I love a good APA and this is one.
rejtable (1047) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2011 Fantastic pale from a great east coast brewer. Nicely hop forward without being overwhelming, nice bitter finish.
Update: Still loving this one. Hops are definitely forward, very slight malt backing to balance out a bit.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear amber with a smallish off-white head. The head fades slowly to a remnant, leaving a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has sharp, high-alpha hops along with lots of biscuit and grain. There are also hints of grapefruit and caramel. The flavour tilts towards bitterness and is fairly dry. It is acidic with strong hop bitterness accompanied by fresh grain and some caramel. The finish is long and quite bitter. On the palate, it is medium in body with a watery texture and sharp carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice, bitter pale ale. It is beautifully hopped and perfectly consistent with the style. 2011-01-23
Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up during a trip to Halifax. The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the flowery hops, along with some grass and biscuit malt. The flavor has hop aspects that are flowery, earthy and grassy. I also get some biscuit malt and a flavor that is reminiscent of iced tea. There is not much bitterness, but there is quite a bit of hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad, but nothing too terribly special.
Grwido (57) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber beer. First bitter beer Iíve tried, so Iím not sure how it compares. Overall a decent beer.
Bendrixian (860) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours with an orange tinge and medium head. has a grain or cereal characteristic. some fruit and some sweeter notes as well. it has a real tin can bitterness to it. overall a decent brew that hits the spot and is well priced.