RateBeer
overall
95
94
style
Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Halifax, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Launched and enthusiastically received at the first annual Halifax Seaport Beer Fest in August 2007, this ale has quickly become known as the hoppiest beer in Atlantic Canada! Imperial Pale Ale is a robust, medium bodied west coast style ale with a lingering hop bitterness complimented by a malty caramel backbone and a strong citrus character. This beer is for the true hophead! Appeared on cask dry hopped with Comet Hops as Comet IIPA.


Maklean's rating

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, - JUN 2, 2013
Not much aroma for an ipa. Excellent color, nice pour, diminishing head. Not as well balanced as it should be, more bitterness than hop flavors.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (492) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
Bière dégustée en compagnie de Marco et Mademoiselle Irina. La bière est claire, légèrement voilée et surmontée d’une magnifique mousse collante et dense. Très belle présentation! Au nez je respire beaucoup de houblons mais les arômes ne sont pas claires et nettes. C’est sapineux et gazonneux. J’ai cependant l’étrange impression que le brasseur a cherché à y ajouter du fruit tropical, mais ce n’est pas clair. Il y en a un petit peu, mais pas vraiment. À mon goût personnel, les arômes tropicales sont agréables lorsqu’elles sont pleinement présentes. Ici elles n’y sont qu’à moitié, et encore là et c’est la même chose qui se passe en bouche. Le liquide est très collant au palais et l’amertume est présente, mais les saveurs sont plutôt fades et mal définies. Une chance pour moi que la bière jouit d’une base maltée appréciable qui confère au liquide une densité affirmée et plaisante. Peut-être suis-je simplement tombé sur une bouteille âgée ou simplement issue d’un brassin qui ne rend pas justice au produit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9412) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Keg at the brewery. It pours clear deep amber with a small white head. The nose is soft, juicy, bitter-sweet, orange citrus, guava, papaya and resin. The taste is rather bitter, oily, resinous, dry, piney, varnish, big hit of grapefruit, waxy rind, earth and peppery spice with a lingering bitter-dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Punchy, yet rather drinkable. Good double IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Not really a big pinch you on the face beer for an IPA but it's smooth with caramel and floral notes, worthy of your coin. On tap in Canada ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (829) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
An amazing IPA. Huge bitter citrus hop flavours with a nice amount of malts and alcohol to balance it out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (871) - CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours clear pale amber with two fingers of rocky white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is bright citrus and pine resin, tropical fruit, mild caramel malt. (8/10) Taste is mild to moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky and lingering bitter finish. (4/5) No bottle date, but definitely fresh - hop-forward all the way, bright and sharp, with just enough malt in support. Probably the strongest performer I’ve had from Garrison’s lineup. The ABV isn’t absent, but it’s also not intrusive. (16/20)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Beautiful reddish/brown colour with an even & full head. Taste is very hoppy, bitter & powerful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GraffitiVandal (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
ENG: 650ml bottle from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. A bit opalescent, golden color with nice, beige head with lacing. Aromas of pine, citrus and tropical fruits plus creamy notes, a bit skunky. Taste mostly piney and sweet fruits with a bit of caramel and bitter hoppy notes. Delicate bitter hoppy aftertaste. Medium carbonation and medium body and creamy. Overall good beer if you try not to feel that bit of skunky aromas, quite drinkable as for 8.0% beer.

PL: Butelka 650ml, kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do kieliszka. Nieco opalizująca, złocista barwa z ładną beżową pianą i lejsingiem. Aromaty żywiczne, cytrusowe, owoców tropikalnych, nieco nut śmietankowych, nieco skunksa. W smaku głównie sosna, słodkie owoce i odrobina karmelu oraz chmielowej goryczki. Delikatna chmielowa goryczka również w posmaku. Średnie nasycenie oraz średnie odczucie w ustach, kremowe. Podsumowując dobre piwo, tylko te skunksowe aromaty nieco psują całokształt, bardzo pijalne jak na 8.0% piwo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (750) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle, labelled as 8% ABV. Cloudy amber pour with a thick light beige head. Aroma is big and fruity - tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, a little citrus - and a little creamy. Flavour is well balanced, fruity and sweet with a stiff bitter backbone. Fairly full bodied with a dry finish. A very nice DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11237) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
A hazed golden amber ale with floaties, and a thick frothy light mocha head. In aroma, pleasant fruity caramel malt with loads of floral resinous hops, grapefruit pulp, light menthol, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with loads of resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice alcohol warmth, very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (177) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Poured from 500mL bottle. Nice hoppy aroma of citrus and spruce. Pours a clear golden with good white head. As expected for an IPA it is bitter. Medium bodied, slick texture, lively carbonation, and bitter finish. A great example of a very hoppy IPA.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 24


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50