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Granville Island Shipload of Hops Imperial IPA

Brewed by Granville Island (Taproom - MolsonCoors)
Style: Imperial IPA
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Batten down the hatches, there’s a ship-storm of fierce flavour headed your way. It’s a squall of non-stop hops right to the bitter end.

This beer was hand-crafted at the taproom on Granville Island using a recipe straight from the notebook of our brewmaster, Vern Lambourne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
markschiedon (586) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
Sample at brewery. In the aroma citrus, berries, grapefruit. The clear golden beer has a medium white head. Hoppy, but less than you might expect. Citrus. Medium carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Not sure if I expected this to be good or not. Pour is nice with a bright golden orange body and a sticky, resin filled off white head. Phenolic aroma with light tropical fruits, caramel, not much. Bitter and boring with a few pineapple and mango notes, grapefruit. Just not exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
On June 19, 2015. At Granville Island Brewing, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Small batch brewed on site.
Hazy golden color, white head. Hoppy, caramel, sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel to full, medium high bitterness. Hoppy scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Aroma was dusty, caramel, juicy. Taste was very bitter at first sense, then the juicy sweetness rounded it out. Palate was gritty, very sticky, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Nice one! Had a hazy orange pour with a big foamy head. Tons of sediment - and by tons I mean I had to strain chunks of yeast or whatever out. Docked an appearance point for that, but otherwise I really enjoyed it! Had a big bitter hoppy taste followed by piney earthy profile and a strong malt contrast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (933) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
Poured from the tap. Orangey yellow with off white head. Tropical citrus hops with a hint of specifically apple. Lightly sweet malt with a piney finish. Alcohol is hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1497) - CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Pours slightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of rocky off-white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is pine resin, grapefruit, metallic, earthy, tropical fruit. (6/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, strong bitter. (6/10) Medium and slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, lingering boozy finish. (3/5) I’m a bit on the fence about this one. On the one hand, it’s got the right balance for a DIPA - hops leading, malt supporting - but there’s a component to the aroma that is coming across almost as savoury. It’s OK, but I wouldn’t go looking for another one. (12/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5684) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Crisp, slightly hazy copper coloured body with a thinnish tan head. Aroma of citrus, pine, earth, malt and a good deal of alcohol. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich earthy and metallic notes up front with a lot of apricot, pine, earth and bitter resinous flavours. Aftertaste shows some alcohol, metal, bitter pine and resin, along with still a lot of alcohol. Overall, a decent Imperial IPA, especially North of the border, but definitely not comparable to others from the states. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from the Brewpub Bottle Shop on Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, yesterday on 06-June-2015 for CA$6,95 sampled in my hotel room back in the centre of the city in Vancouver, BC, Canada on 07-June-2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12746) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
Draft - Nice grapefruit rind. Clear gold with a rich white head. Lots of sweetness, tropical fruit and a long bitter dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Rating #1090 - May 19, 2014 - #mondaynightbeers @RevolutionYEG. Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is spicy, earthy hops, mild berry sweetness, mild citrys. Taste is mildly hoppy, not many piney, resinous notes, again subtle citrus sweetness. No way this is 100 IBUs (even though I hate IBUs) - expected better depth and a shitload more hops.

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