Garrison / Phillips Mash-Up! Belgian IPA
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Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Halifax, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Orange colour; fresh/fruity aroma (tropical fruits) from the Belgian yeast mingled with lemon, pepper and pine aromatics from the hops and orange/herbal notes from the coriander. Fresh citrus and pine flavours under a malt backbone with a lingering grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle, thank you again Colin and Kendra! Beautiful medium hazy yellow with a small white head. Awesome aroma - perfume, yeasty, dusty hoppy, lemon - perfect. Taste - lots of orange peel and lemon zest up front, gives way to a very fruity yet bitter linger. Very dry in finish, more fruity and full flavoured in middle. Alcohol compliments. Man, this mash up nailed it, I love a great Belgian IPA when it comes together properly and this one has done it! Just about perfection for my tastes these days, well done everyone involved.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
500ml bottle. A lot going on with this one, in a good way/ Piney hops and grapefruit on the nose. Pour is a slightly hazing orange amber with ample white head. Leaves some lacing. Good carbonation. Taste is grapefruit and pine upfront, with some sweetness, yeast, coriander and other spices. Body is medium with a very dry finish. Overall, I loved it. If they ever did another, larger run I’d buy a case without hesitation. A shame it probably is a one-off, but I’m glad to have got a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JRock72 (605) - - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle thanks to Chris. Poured light golden yellow with medium head that retained. Huge belgian yeast aromas mixed with grassy hop flavours and aromas. Very nice blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
Big thanks to chris for bringing this one back for us. pours a nice foamy head, a light bitterness and you can taste the yeast to this one, bit of spice in there, maybe some nutmeg and solid brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
thanks to Chris (the guy seems famous with all these thanks to him). very good example of a style that doesnt exist on ratebeer. piney hops aoma. yeasty notes well balanced with piney hops. nice bitter finish, quite liked this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3214) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle from the brewery, courtesy of my brother-in-law in Halifax. Hazy amber with a large just-off-white head. Aroma is quite fruity to start - tropical notes of pineapple and papaya - with some spicy/herbal tones, and nice citrus hop character. Medium bodied with a perfect level of carbonation. Flavour has a great balance of the Belgian and IPA elements - lots of fruity and spicy notes up front, some dry and peppery yeast in the middle, and big grapefruit and orange zest hops in the finish. Both of these breweries produce some of my favourite hoppy beers in the country, so I was expecting a lot from this beer, and it came through with flying colours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3434) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2011
500 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits (Halifax). Pours a cloudy dark golden orange with moderate-sized slightly off-white head and good lacing. Aroma leans more to the Belgian side to my nose with fruity esters, a touch of coriander but also some citric hops. Taste is nicely balanced between fruity yeastiness and mostly citric hoppiness with a little pine in there too. Moderate bitterness in finish. I found this one both interesting and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1492) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
Cloudy brew with orange to amber colour. Belgian yeast esters mixed with citrus hops burst and fruity notes. palate is hoppy pine cones and somewhat metallic as well. medium to fuller bodied with a frothy texture as well. It is a highly carbonated style of beer that has a metallic or soapy feel to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
Melon, grapefruit hop aroma. hazy orange colour wih a white lace hugging the glass. Low carbonation. Melon, banana and herb flavour with bitter grapefruit hop. Quite syrupy, oily plastic texture. Typical Garrison after taste, a little weird banana rubber. Oo I say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
Orange, and yeast aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, carbonation right there. Lacey with a little head on orange coloured body. Some decent hoppiness, drying.Thanks Peeno.

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