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Brockton IPA - Granville Island Brewery

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Brockton IPABrockton IPA

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BA SCORE
78
okay

104 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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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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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-30-2012 19:05:01 | More by shagal
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prisdefer

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-27-2012 18:02:30 | More by prisdefer
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-22-2012 15:52:03 | More by Coastal_Brew
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -0.6%

Pale amber-orange, one finger off white head, decent amount of lace. Smell is fruity and malty, some sweet bready malts, well hopped, a bit of earthy citrus. Taste is sweet and malty upfront that goes into a decent bitterness, some piney and earthy hops, sweetness in the finish, bready and fruity aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body, pretty good feel. This is actually quite good, easily drinkable, not an American IPA though but would be a solid English IPA, something I probably liked more than the score will suggest.

07-18-2012 19:45:50 | More by peensteen
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thefullpython


2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

07-15-2012 20:29:21 | More by thefullpython
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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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59rockabilly

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-06-2012 04:51:28 | More by 59rockabilly
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5%

06-11-2012 08:29:44 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +17%

05-11-2012 07:13:15 | More by schnarr84
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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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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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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5%

03-12-2012 01:36:44 | More by chickenm
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-10-2012 03:01:08 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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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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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-17-2012 21:56:21 | More by LampertLand
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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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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -0.6%

Pint at a pub on Granville Island. From notes.

A - Poured dark gold with mild carbonation and one finger of soapy white head. Good rings of lace with a film of retention.

S - Caramel, piney hops, a little mild.

T - Piney with sweet malt, honey and floral notes.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body and a little bitterness.

O/D - Tame but nice and drinkable. Enough flavour to keep it interesting but not a superbly flavourful IPA.

02-14-2012 23:06:31 | More by tbeckett
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-11-2012 01:03:16 | More by schopenhauerale
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mdevonshire

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-15-2012 17:56:11 | More by mdevonshire
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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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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +17%

12-16-2011 04:54:09 | More by fizzyted
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pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +46.2%

12-05-2011 00:15:31 | More by pudoo
Brockton IPA from Granville Island Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.