pintbypint (1973) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. 2013 Limited Release. Orangey golden in colour, slightly unclear. Small white head with creamy edges. Light lacing. Nose has zesty orange and grapefruit. Taste has grapefruit up front, notes of orange peel and grapefruit in the finish, malts are very clean. Medium bitterness, not very aggressive. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Decent effort here, certainly in Double IPA territory, but a bit mild. Ok price point.
stantheman (362) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large bottle from Boundary Crossing Liquor Store in East Vancouver. A medium amber with generous beige head. Wow! A generous load of hops here, with just the faintest malt detected in the background. Very citrus bitter finish.
Looks like the corporate macro giants are starting to get the message. Probably the best the best Iíve tried from GIB to date.
northropfrye (1346) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour with foamy white head, nice lacing. Aroma of pine and fruit. Taste is semi-bitter, hoppy, but with a definite sweet fruity element as well. Quite nice.
Eyrish (31) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 edition. 8.6% just what they needed to do add more alc. hazy golden pour. Small head, nice lacing. Moderate carbonation. Great citrus hop nose. Maybe Amarillo heavy. Bitter finish. great creamy palate. Great beer and a classic double IPA. Well done
piscator34 (1798) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample. Orange in colour with moderate (and soft) carbonation. Aromas are of muted sweet orange and a hint or caramelized pear. Flavours are of chewy (but not overly sweet) pale malt, grassy and citrusy hops, a bit of booze and mint. Medium to heavy bodied with chunky bitterness. Has a certain British-ness to it inspire of the old school citrusy American hops. Ok overall.
Jokine (46) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best IPA Iíve had so far. Smell is very fruity with Orange, Peach, Mango, and Grapefruit notes. Taste is similar, with surprisingly little bitterness on the finish in comparison to other IPAís Iíve had.
eric_victor (45) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very thin white head. Clear orange colour. Not too strong hop aroma. Nice soft carbonation. Very good. Probably the best from this brewery. I expected more from a "Limited release" though. Good beer.
patricks110 (1212) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring a bright, vivid orange-gold colour with a well carbonated body and a light beige head that fizzles instantly to nothing. A few white splotches of head coat the glass for a short while before fading away prematurely. The aroma has a mild Pacific NW feel with heavy resin and piney hop aromas full frontal with obvious citrus notes. The aroma lacks an overall malt character midst the heavy hop scents. The flavour is unbalanced and rather resinous upfront with heavy citric hop acids and a light toasted malt. A bit of an overall sweet flavour and notes of lemon peel and fresh grapefruit juice join the party. The finish has an abrupt and potent astringent bitterness although short lived as it fades quickly.
cards04 (819) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice peach colour with big white head and nice lacing. Dank and resinous aromas. ..nice. bitter resinous flavours balanced nicely with a thick malty sweetness. The best dipa Iíve had since hopslam. Just kidding. But it is quite good, and probably Granville Islands best effort. If the people of said brewery read these ratings to get a beat on their beers, I say to you. ..make more beers like this.
Zeswaft (1272) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. This is pretty bad. I havenít had one IPA in canada thatís come remotely close to an american one. This is all caramel malt on the nose. Flavor is burned plastic hops and bitterness. A little bit of alcohol too. Late in the finish there is a flash of citrus. I would never get this again, especially for $8 a bomber.