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Brockton IPA - Granville Island Brewery

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Brockton IPABrockton IPA

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BA SCORE
78
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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brockton IPA is a celebration of our 25th anniversary. Brewed in the style of a Pacific Northwest India Pale Ale, this refreshing IPA is golden coloured and well hopped. It’s destined to become a highlight of this great city, just like its namesake in Stanley Park.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 03-30-2009)
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beertunes

Washington

2.05/5  rDev -40.1%

Poured into 10oz glass. In contrast to the Pale Ale from this brewery I had earlier, this beer poured with a lot of head (about 2 inches in a 5 inch glass). The bright, white foam had good retention and decent lacing. The beer itself was a deep yellow (not quite gold) color.

A musky hop aroma greeted the nose and it wasn't pleasant. Underneath the basement scent was malt sweetness, no noticeable hop aroma. The flavors followed too closely to the aroma, musty, musky, damp basement.

The body, although a little on the thin side, was typical for the style. Drinkability was as to be expected from a beer that smells and tastes like this. Overall, if you see it, try it. Just don't expect to be impressed.

10-11-2009 20:47:32 | More by beertunes
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chumba526

Oregon

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Grandville beer though decent, is not in general particularly strong flavorful brews, makebe thats why this IPA didnt work for me. The color and foam were adverage for a IPA. smell was very slight, i could tell there were hops included but it did not have the amount of hops i would associate with the adverage westcoast IPA, it also lacked any vivid aftertastes. It tasted close to a english IPA, but did not have the richness, i like from english IPA's. It did taste clean but it failed to pack a punch and did not have as vivid of flavors as I would have liked.

05-01-2009 00:19:27 | More by chumba526
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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

10-30-2013 06:19:01 | More by Ianleesrivette
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

03-15-2013 01:44:24 | More by mmcnaughton
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noeldundas

British Columbia (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -20.2%

colour is beautiful for an IPA. very clear, tarnished gold.

some phenols and mustiness in the nose. a hint of diacetyl.

there is a light hop flavour, more of an american pale palate with crisp malt and light hopping.

clean bitterness with some pine and malty notes in the finish.

the nose detracts from the drinkability.

01-28-2010 23:31:43 | More by noeldundas
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -20.2%

This one didn't quite work for me. It has some oddly unpleasant flavours going on and those didn't mesh too well with the higher than normal alcohol.

Looks great - poured a great big creamy looking head that settles to about a quarter inch and gave up some good lace. Handsome amber colour.

Soft nose, some hops and woodeness. Unfortunately, that woody character didn't translate into anything worthwhile on the palate. Slightly unpleasant with a touch of sourness in the finish despite an initially over sweet character. This one just hit one wrong note after another for me. Poor job of making the alcohol content work as part of the beer. Not a particularlly well integrated brew. Disjointed and slightly jarring.

So far I'm not overly impressed by what GIB has on offer.

07-12-2012 22:47:45 | More by TerryW
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 2$

Appearance - Clear amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There a low amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel/toffee

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with toffee/caramel. There is also a rustiness and a bit of nutiness. It ends with a caramel/toffee sweet aftertaste.

Overall - It smelled fairly decent, but the taste is disappointing. There is a slight stale/rusty flavour that really ruins it. It also needs more carbonation to make it seem less watery. I wouldn't buy this beer again.

10-10-2012 00:46:06 | More by spinrsx
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thefullpython


2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

07-15-2012 20:29:21 | More by thefullpython
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

2.8/5  rDev -18.1%

The Brockton IPA poured a orange amber hue with minimal head activity or foam head. The was pretty subdued with aroma similar to a pale ale not an ipa. Where was the dry hopping? In the taste it was off balance and very low in IBU's. By taste would say this one has 40-50 ibu's. It was flat on the tongue and mouthfeel was very weak. Overall I would not drink this again as it does not resemble the style to me.

07-08-2010 03:54:44 | More by cswhitehorse
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev -17.3%

Had this at Cactus Bar on a recent trip to Vancouver. Poured copper with very little head, and less than stellar retention. Not much of a nose to speak of, with only caramel and biscuit dominating. The taste revealed the same; copious amounts of caramel, and very little traces of herbal hops, leading up to a bitter dry finish. Expected more hop presence for an 'American' IPA. Very thin, but I guess this helps the sessionability. Not a fan. Sorry.

07-13-2010 21:32:51 | More by donniecuffs
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cletetron

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-16-2012 03:01:30 | More by cletetron
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

11-06-2012 18:09:51 | More by cfalovo97
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-11-2012 02:02:29 | More by bumchilly25
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3/5  rDev -12.3%

09-20-2013 17:47:04 | More by Kopfschuss
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-10-2013 15:41:53 | More by rogerdandy
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wesbray

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-29-2012 08:52:32 | More by wesbray
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-31-2012 01:33:59 | More by artemh
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jbowes


3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-05-2012 10:29:19 | More by jbowes
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ScottWestmaas

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-18-2012 02:38:44 | More by ScottWestmaas
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phys1028

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

03-05-2014 04:06:36 | More by phys1028
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McBastard

British Columbia (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -11.4%

Poured into a tulip from a 341 ml bottle.

Pours a hazy, golden honey color with half a finger of head that dissipates quickly. Smells like floral hops, with a noticeable maltiness. Taste is quite malty, with a mild citric hoppiness, finishing with a bit of astringency. Medium bodied, with low carbonation. Seems off-style to me, almost like a cross between a APA and an ESB. Fairly balanced and easy to drink, but I wouldn't seek it out.

01-13-2012 02:06:20 | More by McBastard
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -8.5%

On tap at Rivers Reach in New Westminster.

A: 1/4" off-white head over light amber liquid with good clarity.

S: Citrus and floral hops and some sweet malt.

T: Citrus and floral hops which transition to a sweet corn taste reminiscent of Captain Crunch cereal.

M: Medium viscosity and low carbonation.

O: Easy drinking but very sweet middle of the road IPA. Nothing special.

09-25-2011 04:55:09 | More by DaftCaskBC
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -7%

Single bottle from a mixed pack alongside some Granville and Creemore brews.

Poured into a nonic glass. Light amber brew, clear, with a head of large bubbles that quickly recedes into a fine ring.

Sweet smelling, much more akin to an ESB or even an English Pale. Some hop bitterness, a touch of citrus.

Tastes fine, I'll grant you, but a far cry from a West Coast IPA. The hops just aren't there, and with that sweet malt character that more befits a cream ale than an IPA.

Thin bodied, decent carbonation.

A miss for me.

08-01-2012 17:45:55 | More by JohnnyBarman
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -7%

CANned beer from CANada, courtesy of BigBry, who hopefully got my return trade. Thanks, Bry!

I got a finger of tawny head with moderate retention off of my pour. Color was a slightly hazy orangish-amber. Nose had a moderate pine-like hoppy bite. Mouthfeel was medium with a somewhat medicinal taste from the hops. It was like sucking on a hops lozenge, not bad, but not great, either. Finish was pleasant, but still lacking in the intensity that I think that they were striving for. I felt it was closer to an English IPA than an American IPA. It did create some nice lacing as I drank through it. I am glad to have tried it, but it is not worth seeking out (unless Bry sends you some).

From the CAN: "Brockton IPA is a celebration of our 25th anniversary. Brewed in the style of a Pacific Northwest India Pale Ale, this refreshing IPA is golden coloured and well hopped. It's destined to become a highlight of this great city, just like its namesake in Stanley Park."

04-11-2010 20:06:06 | More by woodychandler
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -6.4%

A - a clear golden bronze, one finger off white head retained okay with good lace up the glass
S - light herbal and leafy hops, somewhat grainy malt, with some resiny and metallic notes
T - leafy and herbal up front, some light citrus tartness with grainy notes, finishing with strong resiny and somewhat metallic flavour that are not the greatest
M - a fairly refreshing carbonation, moving to bitter and tart sensations, finishing somewhat dry
D - this is a decent enough brew, has just enough of the IPA elements buts doesn't quite stand out in any aspect, easy drinking enough to session but not my first choice, its straddles the line between common massed produced suds and a true style focused microbrew

08-28-2010 04:13:26 | More by joemcgrath27
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Brockton IPA from Granville Island Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.