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Imperial IPA - Garrison Brewing Company

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Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 17
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Garrison Brewing Company visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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! Unfiltered Imperial I.P.A. is a robust, full-bodied and complex brew in the Double IPA style. An intensely fruity aroma combines nicely with a malty caramel backbone, clear hop bitterness and lingering citrusy finish. This beer is for the true hophead!

81 IBU

This beer was previously known as Garrison Imperial Pale Ale.

(Beer added by: MMansfield on 08-11-2007)
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strang

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -26.5%

09-13-2013 15:24:55 | More by strang
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DoreenAndDave

Maine

3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours a hazy gold with a thin ivory head. Nice lacing. Smell is orangey dank resinous hops. Taste is light malt and toast up front, with a bitter orange finish. The taste is quite complex, with lots of earthy notes along with the citrus. The mouthfeel is very good. It's nicely carbonated and very drinkable. Overall, a tasty IPA. It's got a big citrus punch but is still nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 03:27:07 | More by DoreenAndDave
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

08-28-2013 17:37:48 | More by groleau
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-26-2013 13:41:04 | More by Caudalie
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StomachUlcers

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-25-2013 01:14:45 | More by StomachUlcers
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deBeaupre

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

07-31-2013 01:34:19 | More by deBeaupre
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JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-04-2013 23:02:29 | More by JG_McNaulty
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FrostyWPG

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-26-2013 19:33:22 | More by FrostyWPG
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-16-2013 14:17:55 | More by TheBeeraholic
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

05-20-2013 05:05:06 | More by Kmat10
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Billington

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-18-2013 03:20:06 | More by Billington
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jmdr

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-20-2013 03:44:39 | More by jmdr
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

03-28-2013 22:17:12 | More by lgmol
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-28-2013 15:36:14 | More by sclitch
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

03-14-2013 04:01:32 | More by timiskin
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-11-2013 19:03:26 | More by IanSpindler
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TimeLincoln

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-10-2013 18:37:26 | More by TimeLincoln
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-14-2013 22:06:51 | More by DaPan
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

02-11-2013 15:46:48 | More by ericj551
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-05-2013 17:12:56 | More by sdm9465
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patre_tim

China

4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Unfiltered amber with particles large and small floating in it. Medium low carbonation, 4 finger tan fluffy head. Very appealing.

S: Pineapple, floral, pine needles, buscuity malt. Again, very appealing.

T: Buscuity malt, floral, pineapple, pine, really bitter on the aftertaste. It lingers.

M: Syrupy, resony, thick, medium low carbonation.

O: Very well balanced for an Imperial IPA, it has all the right characteristics. Love that its from Halifax, Canadian, traditional bottle even has its Garrison's emblem and ‘Halifax’ embossed in the glass. Overall, really cool.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 02:19:08 | More by patre_tim
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MylesMac

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-03-2012 00:15:04 | More by MylesMac
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a tulip.

Looks: Great. Thick, firm head with little mountains of foam. Great orange-ruby red colour. Cloudy (it's unfiltered).

Smells: It smells balanced. Pine and citrus hops combined with a some roasted, earthy malts. It has this almost soft, fresh pine bark smell from the combination of the two.

Tastes: Big citrus hops on the front (Amarillo?) are followed by more pine hops and caramel malts. The finish is some combination of pine and a little grapefruit bitterness (Cascade?).

Feels: A little thin to be honest (most other reviews note that it's dense, maybe I am!). Not as creamy as that head might of had me think. Nice medium carbonation.

Overall: The hop profile in this beer is really close to my favourite. That pine, citrus, and grapefruit are the classic East-coast style hops that I love, so it get's bonus points for hitting my taste so well. Garrison have a signature taste too, which I really like, partially because it smells a little like the Quidi Vidi Brewery in St. John's, NL, which is no where near! Google maps tells me they are close to salt water, so I'm going to assume its the North Atlantic Ocean smell, the terroir if you will, which makes me like it so much. Anyway, I really like this beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 03:28:48 | More by Groulxsome
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Edgerrin32

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-21-2012 18:17:39 | More by Edgerrin32
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-17-2012 06:45:19 | More by shagal
Imperial IPA from Garrison Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.