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

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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!


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, - FEB 10, 2010
341 ml bottle, bottled June 3, 2009, sampled 6/21/09. Golden amber colour with a mostly lasting creamy and frothy white head. Orange citrus, light pine, caramel, and floral aroma. Toasty and light caramel malt flavours with a pine, grapefruit, and orange pithy bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, smooth, firm, but quaffable mouthfeel. Like a little brother for Garrison ImPA - a lot of the same character in a more sessionable format.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (410) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Aroma is a rich floral hop aroma. Some roastiness up front. Very tarty bite from hops. Some light sweetness from the malts but overtaken by the extra bitterness. Body is slightly cloudy gold with pearl white head

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (376) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Pour copper off white head decent retention good lace. Aroma caramel, pine, citrus, resiny hops. Taste caramel, big resiny hops, decently bitter, pine, citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (367) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
Poured from 341mL bottle. Clear orangey-yellow with full off-white head. Malty, toffee, cereal aroma. Caramel, cereal, malt, and some hops. Nice mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (286) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Siscoe (1) - Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 1, 2013 does not count
This beer had a small head and little lacing. It was cloudy and was amber-orange in color. It had a long bitter finish. I enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shorlin (590) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Beer pours witha spare off-white head with little lacing. It’s a hazy amber, not a bad looking beer. Aroma is predominantly hoppy, with a fair bit of pine and floral, but after a while I get a real smell of caramel and toffee. Reminds me a lot of those Kraft caramels, wrapped up in plastic. Body is medium but good, with a dry bitterness throughout.. Flavor is bitter for the most part, then a little sour but good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (884) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
341ml bottle. Pours hazy amber with an average slightly yellow head. Fresh citrus on the nose without any of the typical off notes in so many Garrison beers. There’s a soft, almost bready malt backbone. Sadly, that typical Garrison off note is all over the palate and wrecks it. It’s this weird metallic sour hint. Slightly astringent too.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
pours hazy light golden with a creamy white head, excellent retention and lacing. beautiful. aroma is almost hop-absent, curiously - a midsummer’s night brew? that affected that much volatils? fairly malt forward - lots of pils malt, some floral and honey notes, odd but not disturbing berries, fruitness and a very citric taste omen. then, confirmed. loads of dry-hopped bittering grapefruit for a long finish. average to soft carbonation, light to medium body. nice - and maybe would have been gone, if it had been for the freshness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baldric (15) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
Beautiful colour, pours a nice copper colour, with a thick white head that almost immediately disappears. That’s really too bad. Taste is strong bitterness and hoppy finish. The finish is quite bitter but not long lasting. A nice pale ale, but to me it seems balanced towards the hoppy side with not enough malt to back it up leaving the beer tasting rather unbalanced. Overall a solid effort.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
Pours a Cloudy gold with fantastic white bubbly head leaving behind a nice sticky white lace. Aroma is fantastic citrusy/grassy balanced with a light malt profile. Flavour does not disappoint with the great citrus/grassy bitterness reminding me of grapefruit. As they state "refreshingly bitter finish" i would have to agree and state im pleased they dry hopped this one.


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