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Hopyard Pale - Garrison Brewing Company

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Hopyard PaleHopyard Pale

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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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Photo of ThatWineGuy

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brussels, Halifax, 1873 Granville St. Medium copper colour, half finger white head with large bubble mostly stagnant head. Nice sheet lace - looks pretty good. Smell is feint hops, taste is light and refreshing, medium body, light carbonation. Good bitterness, full flavoured with a short dry finish. This is very decent pale ale, I could dedicate part of my fridge to this on a regular basis were it available in Ontario.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2009 02:57:12 | More by ThatWineGuy
Photo of KaiMiller

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange-golden with coarse beige head, fairly clear. Citrusy, hempy, floral hops in the aroma, caramel and citrusy hops in the flavour, not quite dry but with a lingering bitterness and slight hop astringency. Perfect crisp refreshing beer, absolutely delicious, though perhaps not quite dry enough for serious sessioning. Nonetheless, my current go-to six pack, and a great little brother to the IPA. I'm really happy to have this in town - Halifax was hurting for a really good APA, and this is it.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 19:06:01 | More by KaiMiller
Photo of Seanstoppable

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Been meaning to try this since the release a few weeks ago, but haven't had the chance... until now.

Poured into a mug, resulting in a translucent orange color, with one finger of head.

Head evaporated slowly, and left plenty of lacing.

Scent is non-surprisingly hoppy, with maybe some faint citrussy smells as well.

Taste is definitely filled with hop bitterness and something that reminds me somewhat of fresh mowed grass.

Finish is dry, and there is a bit of bitter aftertaste left in your cheeks.

All in all, very good beer for the summer season. The full hoppy flavor doesn't lend itself to sustained drinking, however. after two or three of these I find myself ready to switch to something else.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 01:04:11 | More by Seanstoppable
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341 mL bottle, poured into pint glass. Bottled-on date is on 6-pack box, but not on bottle.

Pours a barely hazy orange with a one-finger cap that is cream coloured and retains beautifully until the bitter end. Lots of sticky lacing is left in circles as the beer is consumed.

Aroma is most notably hoppy, with a grapefruit citrus smell, and hints of grassiness and pine, but it also seems to be contained within a slightly bready odour.

Taste is again assertive with the hops, but balanced by some gentle malt flavours. A grapefruity flavour is tasted throughout, turning to grassy and spicy pine near the finish, and turning from slightly sweet to bitter. A mild sweet bread with a touch of yeast provides some contrast and balance to the flavour profile, but remains in the background.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, with just a mild tingle from the carbonation. Feels refreshingly light in the mouth. Finish is semi-dry with a pleasant, lingering bitterness that doesn't feel overpowering.

Drinkability is sky-high on this one. I find it quite refreshing, fairly light, and easy-drinking. A real pleasure; it finds a balance between hops and malt, while letting the hops shine through. As a celebratory and marketing tool for Garrison's experimental hop yard, I think it's a success.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 16:41:26 | More by nighthawk
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Hopyard Pale from Garrison Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.