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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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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of barnzy78
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%

A deep golden, caramel colored ale topped with a rather thin ivory head. Aroma is weak with some caramel and semi-dank, piney Pacific northwest hops. Tastes are balanced with plenty of caramel and bready malt coupled with pine and pungent grapefruit rind. Mouth is medium and creamy with lingering bitterness. Overall, not a palate punisher, but I did appreciate its balanced flavors.

barnzy78, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

krome, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of yancot
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

yancot, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%

My parents brought this back from Vancouver, British Columbia for me.

Appearance- copper color, almost no head, decent lacing

Smell- hops, malt, more on the malty side

Taste- some hops, more on the malty side but still pretty well balanced

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was an ok IPA. I have definitely had way better but it was still ok.

jeffjeff1, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of BRYeleJR
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

BRYeleJR, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of decimator
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 6%.

A - Poured a clear golden copper with a thick white head, head reduce to surface, decent lacing is produced.

S - Caramel, citrus (orange peel and lemon in particular) , some grass. I found the nose on the malty side.

T - Caramel sweetness, fruits (orange and a hint of pumpkin), bitter finish follows into the aftertaste. As it warms there's a slight metallic taste to it.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, sticky, mostly dry finish.

O - Certainly an approachable IPA but not a stand out for the style.

decimator, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Gumbytracks
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Gumbytracks, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Lazaro
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Lazaro, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

GoHabsGo, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Olek4374
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%

My store had one last 6 pack of Brockton IPA in cans that nobody has been wanting to buy, so I thought fuck it and bought it just to make shelf space.

I grabbed my Heineken glass to pour it into. It pours a beautiful orange colour, pretty much as orange as it can be without being brown. Nice head with a great aroma. It smells of summer fruits like apricot and some nice hoppy notes. The taste is not as hoppy as some of the craftier IPAs out there (as I would expect from Granville Island Brewery), but is still very pleasant. The taste is very light for the style but still has some sweet malt notes and again, fruit, with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall I love this beer, and it must be my favourite of the GIB bunch, even in cans. This is flavourful enough to introduce to someone as a nice, inexpensive craft beer, and yet is mild enough that it leaves a lot of room for introduction to more intense beers like impIPAs and some of the heavier porters out there. As it stands, I`ll certainly buy this again.

Olek4374, May 24, 2013
Photo of KStark
3.25/5  rDev -5%

KStark, May 22, 2013
Photo of Poserdisposer
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Poserdisposer, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of mmcnaughton
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

mmcnaughton, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

BigGruntyThirst, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of kjyost
3.25/5  rDev -5%

kjyost, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of 4ster
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

4ster, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of BradMacMullin
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

BradMacMullin, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -12.3%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of ChuckGnarly
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ChuckGnarly, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
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.

spinrsx, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Zach136
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Zach136, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of TheHammer
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%

Appearance: That's awfully clear for an IPA and not a lot of head either as I barely got half a finger. It didn't stick around, it didn't lace and there isn't a lot of carbonation present in the body.

Smell: Let me stress that there isn't anything bad here, it's just run of the mill. Fairly simple grassy hops to a backing of malt. This pretty much smells like a mild run of the mill IPA, if not a strong pale ale.

Taste: Now this is the hop level I would like to see IPAs stay around. The caramel malt accented by grassy hops starts out this beer and then slowly adds more and more floral hop character that eventually ends after it has just barely subdued the malt entirely, but still allows that caramel taste to remain.

Mouthfeel: It falls flat fairly quickly, and the lack of head does not impress. However the excellent transitioning and the fact that the hop oil aftertaste doesn't seem to become noticeable until the end of the beer seem to make up for it. It has a pleasant flower and grass aftertaste.

Drinkability: I had not issues getting this down, but more then one or two would be too many as the hop oil does build near the end. Fairly light, and the low carbonation helps keep it mild and seems to aid the malt more then the hops, which I like.

Final Thoughts: After two mediocre brews from Granville in my Granville/Creemore mixpack (I'm still a little ticked that my English bay pale ale review seems to have vanished..oh well) I really was expecting just another hopped to high heaven IPA with no other elements to the drink. Well was surprised and this is probably the first IPA I can say that I would want to have again. That being said, hop heads are not going to enjoy it.

TheHammer, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of WeissBoy
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

WeissBoy, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of brandon911
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

brandon911, Aug 21, 2012
Brockton IPA from Granville Island Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.