Brockton IPA - Granville Island Brewery

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Brockton IPABrockton IPA

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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2.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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.

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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

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2.28/5  rDev -32.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.73/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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2.73/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Not bad. Not great. More grassy than most IPAs.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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Brockton IPA from Granville Island Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.