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Hopyard Pale - Garrison Brewing Company

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Hopyard PaleHopyard Pale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Garrison Brewing Company visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Deep golden, medium bodied & nicely bitter, Hopyard Pale is exceptional in the West Coast style. Generous hopping in the boil & further dry-hopping produce a fruity/floral aroma & refreshingly bitter finish. A true thirst-quencher!

40 IBU

(Beer added by: nighthawk on 06-10-2009)
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

2.36/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

On tap at The Snooty Fox.
Pours a golden amber color with a huge off white head that persists for a while. The aroma is filled with butterscotch and popcorn. I find it hard to get passed the butter, but the bartender assures me that this is a west coast style IPA. The flavor follows the aroma Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. I couldn't get past the butter but other people tell me this is great.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2014 02:42:23 | More by johnnnniee
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-17-2014 17:13:46 | More by krome
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

5/5  rDev +32.3%

05-18-2014 08:53:01 | More by DreamDeath
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-09-2014 01:46:30 | More by KeeganRohovich
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deonreds

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-09-2014 01:22:00 | More by deonreds
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-27-2014 01:51:49 | More by schnarr84
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ghisty

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

appearance:
orangey gold, expected something a bit earthy in tone, slightly lighter than i had expected, hence, "pale", still isnt pale by any distortion of the mind.
one finger head. short retention, disspates afetr two drinks, leaves small lacing.

smell:
earthy, the hops shine thru in the nose, citral, bright, but still musky,
the resins in the hops are obvious, but not overdone.

taste:
surprsingly not as bitter as the nose had promised, seems a bit reserved for
a dry hopped "craft" beer. which isnt a bad thing, makes it more drinkable,
it tastes of citrus fruits , the usual grapefruit hops, some other earthy hops,
hollertauer hops maybe, not very yeasty, and leaves a slight bitter almost smokey
after taste.

mouth:
starts sharp and bright, as the carb dies down a touch it levels to a reasonably bitter
and hoppy dryness, not overdone, as I think they wanted to appeal to more of a "drinkers market" , rather then the super dry bitter loving hophead crowd.

overall:
although in the past I've found many offerings from this brewer to be somewhat mild,
understated, or just maybe even slightly boring, they claim large things on the packaging and often havent delivered, at least as far as ive drank. overall, this dry hopped beer is very good, its not overly bitter, and still has a dry texture, keeps me wanting more of it, its slightly too heavy for a session, but I do enjoy it for a complex one to sit back and watch some WRC with.
If you enjoy dry hopped beers, you could do alot worse, my only real complaint is that as usual with garrison's offerings, I was expecting something a bit more. but nonetheless this is very good quality nicely hopped beer, and the only real downside is having to buy 6 of them. it'd sell better if it were in tall cans and ble to mixed up with the singles. craft beer is better understood in short doses..and too much of a good thing can ruin someone from enjoying the subtle joys of a dry hopped ale.
no reason not to try it.. itd just be easier to enjoy (for me) in tall cans.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 18:46:12 | More by ghisty
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-21-2014 00:39:41 | More by lgmol
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Jeffry-Mazerolle

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-27-2014 20:22:34 | More by Jeffry-Mazerolle
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PorterPro125

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 341 mL bottle

A- Pours a clear, orange/golden colour with a 1 finger head that quickly dissipates.

S- Citrus, Floral notes. Quite enticing to say the least.

T- Dark and earthy hops are major players in this brew. This bitterness is wonderfully balanced with a hint of citrus that also made its presence known in the nose.

M- Low/medium carbonation. Very silky and smooth.

O- Hopyard pale ale has to be one of the more enjoyable APA's that I've had in the past. I would definitely recommend this brew to anyone who enjoys Pale Ale's and has the opportunity to pick some up.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 04:10:41 | More by PorterPro125
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-30-2013 06:17:39 | More by Exeter
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StomachUlcers

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

11-21-2013 00:54:17 | More by StomachUlcers
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-12-2013 12:59:22 | More by cam477
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-07-2013 13:45:48 | More by TT--Cashout
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SlyBrew

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-15-2013 19:59:17 | More by SlyBrew
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-30-2013 18:38:39 | More by KStark
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-28-2013 15:36:32 | More by sclitch
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-14-2013 22:06:26 | More by DaPan
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-05-2013 17:13:15 | More by sdm9465
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mmurphy525

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-31-2012 01:58:08 | More by mmurphy525
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-06-2012 15:24:09 | More by cfalovo97
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Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-13-2012 04:25:59 | More by Idrankthat
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bcrocker

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-06-2012 20:00:42 | More by bcrocker
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-30-2012 12:07:24 | More by beerhunter13
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-13-2012 00:46:33 | More by Molson2000
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Hopyard Pale from Garrison Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.