Formerly brewed at Granville Island Brewing (Molson Coors)
Style: Imperial IPA
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Our Imperial India Pale Ale is a hopped-up version of beers made famous by the British Raj over a century ago. Big malt, bold hops and a higher-alcohol content all mean one thing: more flavour. Combining local and English malts with Pacific Northwest hops and special yeast, our Imperial IPA is complemented by a unique citrus-peel bitterness thats excellent for toasting Vancouvers 125th birthday this year. Cheers, Vancouver!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, - OCT 13, 2012
Completely misses the mark. Sure its got a nice smooth mouthfeel, the alcohol is hidden, and theres a lot of bitterness in the flavour, but so what? The entire point of this style is to show off a complex palate of hop flavours and this is really just one noted blend of citrus and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
Hazy orange pour with big chunks of sediment. Had to give it a once over with the yeast strainer to prevent myself from chewing on it. Nice aroma of floral and citrus hops. Has a nice crisp hoppy bitterness with a strong earthy and malty undertone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4480) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
1 aug 2013, bottle. Light orange, clear, some bubbles. Nose is sweet cereal malt and grassy hops. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Sugary, red apples, mild alcohol. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (10148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle shared with Parksy-- FINALLY! Fuck are we overdue for a session or what? Very hazy orange-tinted gold with a thick gold-tinted head that never quits. Aroma is sweet with pungent hops, earthy and herbal with citrus notes. Nicely malty palate, a little chewy in a pleasant way, with that pungent hop character sweeping in and taking over. Finish is long and very bitter. Solid IIPA, maybe not too bright in the hop department, but there is enough here to make me happy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Bigol bottle into a Stella glass. Dont look at me that way I dont drink Stella, I just got the glass from my brother. Anyways. Pours a hazy amber with a thin head that dissipated fairly quickly. Nose is subdued, hints of orange peel and grapefruit is about all I get. Flavour is very pleasant; ruby grapefruit and mandarin orange, good bitterness backed up with a solid sweetness that provides a very good balance. Orange rind settles on the back of the tongue as a nice reminder. A rather good offering. Could never tell it weighed in at 8.6%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Ambre/jaune avec une mousse moyenne blanche. Larme dhoublon et dagrumes. Le got est dabord un peu amer avec des agrumes et devienne plus amer vers la finale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (2447) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
On tap at the Granville Island taproom on Graville Island (fancy that). Has a nice gold body with modest head, strong hoppy aroma. Flavour is good strong hops; its kind of standard fare for the style, well balanced, but firmly in the middle of the pack.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1638) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy amber brown with a big frothy white head. Aroma is slight caramel malts and earthy hops. Taste is a great balance of earthy hops, caramel malt and a smooth bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3531) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (1016) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
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 Ive tried from GIB to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3482) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
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.

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