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

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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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.

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4.2
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Nice cloudy orange amber with a small initial head. Big piney resinous aroma, followed by IPA citrus, mostly grapefruit. Solid initial sweetness in taste, followed by big, big bitterness. Super long dry finish that feels lie it goes from the back of the tongue up through the nasal passages. Great! Nice and full beer. Very enjoyable.

4.2
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
A big ol’ lovable DIPA lug. Truly beautiful is all of its muscly, hoppy glory. A hazy copper capped by a nice, lasting ivory blanket of foam. The nasal is treated to a hop barrage both citrus, floral and piney mixed expertly with caramel and biscuit malts. The mouth is as smooth as you’d ever want, mild carbonation and a very lightly oily residue. Fine example of the style from a powerhouse Canadian brewery.

4.2
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, orange hued body that turns a deep brown as the rest of the bottle is poured. Murky and hazy as an unfiltered beer should be. Big 3 finger head sits atop. Smell: Citrus, pine and a healthy dose of hops that aren’t forceful but nice. A little sweetness in there also. Taste: A good hop bite though not as strong as it might have been. Ripe grapefruit with an earthen feel to it. A little mellow in taste with a certain spice-like feel in the finish. Though not as aggressive as it should be, i found the taste quite enjoyable regardless. Mouthfeel: A nice lasting bitterenss that is felt everywhere in the palate and lasts long after the sip. Good carbonation with a solid body. Good balance between astringency and smoothness.

4.1
dwhipp3980 (4) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2010 does not count
Aroma of floral hops with a bit of citrus, balanced with caramel. Nice amber color and just a touch hazy. White head. Pretty bitter as expected, with a light sweetness at first. Medium body, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Damn good and a true tribute to west coast IPAs. Glad I’m in walking distance of the brewery.

4.1
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2010
Dark, cloudy amber and a powerful aroma chock full of hops. A harsh, almost brutally intense hoppy ale with a long-lasting bitterness that attacks the tongue and stays there. As intense an ale as I have ever drank. Not easy sipping by any means, but a well-made ale for those who like hops... and more hops.

4.1
optimator13 (31) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2011
A think, creamy off white head sits atop a very hazy, opaque, dark orange body. Lacing was great, as was retention. Floral hop touches on the nose, with some rich malt backing. Smells good, but it’s not very bold. Stark initial bitterness on the tongue, with ripe citrus fruits, a bit of alcohol heat, and a rich balancing malt profile. The bitterness is lingering. Creamy, full bodied on the palate. Overall, this is a rather great IIPA!

4.1
Luvystypotables (1967) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Great grapefruit aroma, rich caramel colour with a nice head nice lacing. Complex taste of hops, citrus, malt with a bitter hoppy finish.

4.1
Canmoore (483) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours a clear copper, with a frothy white head. The aroma notes include Pine resin, Grapefruit, caramel, and honey. The tasting notes include a blast of thick resin bitterness that lingers, caramel, and honey rounds out the palate. Then the bitterness takes over and lingers! This is spectacular!!

4.1
DomD (306) - 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.

4.1
MunBro (942) - 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.


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