Brockton IPA - Granville Island Brewery
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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.
07-29-2013 22:24:10 | More by jeffjeff1
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.
07-18-2013 01:32:48 | More by decimator
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.
05-24-2013 09:25:05 | More by Olek4374
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
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.
09-21-2012 02:09:24 | More by TheHammer
3.48/5 rDev +1.8%
341 mL bottle from the LCBO (via Molson's hand-picked 6 sampler). I wasn't terribly impressed with Granville's pale ale, but as a major hophead, this one looks like it might be a bit more interesting.
Pours a clear, golden-amber colour, topped with one finger of dense, creamy, off-white coloured head that sticks around for a good long while. Like all good things, however, it eventually comes to an end, leaving behind a smooth cap and silky collar, as well as rings of lacing. The aroma is clean, with a modest splash of citrus, pine sap, floral hops and caramel. Not bad, but not particularly enticing for an IPA.
The taste is actually quite decent, but (as with the pale ale) it seems more English than American to me. While there isn't exactly a shortage of hop flavour, it tends toward a more earthy, floral dryness, with only some slight piney citrus notes. This is balanced with a backbone of bready malts, caramel and honey. The finish is on the dry side, and the aftertaste doesn't linger long. Medium-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and fairly mild carbonation. Leaves some stickiness on the palate, but not an especially persistent presence. Pretty drinkable as far as IPAs go.
This would actually make for a decent session brew, but it's not an especially interesting IPA, and I doubt most American-style IPA fans would be all that impressed with this. More of an EIPA or APA in terms of hop profile, but a decent brew regardless of the category, and probably the best Granville brew in this sampler.
Final Grade: 3.48, a B-. Granville Island's Brockton IPA won't leave any beer geeks astounded - it's a straightforward, balanced, relatively sessionable ale, with a mild hop bite that is unlikely to endear itself to many hopheads. I don't mean to be too critical - this is an enjoyable brew that I wouldn't mind trying again - but a repeat purchase is not a priority. A solid effort, and worth a try, but in the end it's nothing special.
08-20-2012 06:34:11 | More by thehyperduck
Brockton IPA from Granville Island Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.