Imperial IPA | Garrison Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Garrison Brewing Company
Nova Scotia, Canada
garrisonbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Launched and enthusiastically received at the first annual Halifax Seaport Beer Fest in August 2007, this ale has quickly become known as the hoppiest beer in Atlantic Canada! Unfiltered Imperial I.P.A. is a robust, full-bodied and complex brew in the Double IPA style. An intensely fruity aroma combines nicely with a malty caramel backbone, clear hop bitterness and lingering citrusy finish. This beer is for the true hophead!

81 IBU

This beer was previously known as Garrison Imperial Pale Ale.

Added by MMansfield on 08-11-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
228
Reviews:
126
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of booby_hill
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lewnanny
3.29/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer is a bit to hopy for my tasting buds.

II got this one a while ago and should definitely try to taste is a gain to see if my tasting preference have change.

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Photo of JonnyBeers
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmithyAlan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle.

Lovely amber with a lot of floating particles and a huge billowing, slowly subsiding head. Piney notes dominate on the nose. Resin, generic citrus and slight grassy notes. Pronounced pleasant bitterness. A classic IPA that deserves its place on the Canada Top 100. Would gladly enjoy again.

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Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle in the NSLC store in Ingonish Nova Scotia. Poured into a pint glass, a hazy orange color. Big slightly off white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma was floral and piney hops. The floral presence was very good. Taste included the same hops but there is fairly equal balancing malt flavor, mostly the dry biscuity type but a little caramel ,malt as well. Mouthfeel is crisp and moderately bitter. The bitterness is nicely balanced by the malty presence. This is a well crafted and tasty beer.

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Photo of BCborn
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndrewC
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Powers30
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange body with plenty of just barely off-white head. The scent is very sweet, with lots of passion fruit and citrus with a little dank note from hops. Not much maltiness on the nose. The taste has an immediate bitterness with some dank tones as well, leading into an alright finish, though the bitterness really comes on strong here.

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Photo of EricVonStein
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy unfiltered honey Amber colour with a thick oily tan head with claws of lacing.

Scents of Pine, herb, sap, resin

Taste follows pine scents but with grapefruit honey and a floral character. Very nice.

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Photo of Mousel
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tmappin
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Veiled dark amber color with tons of subtle activity. Creamy beige/orangy 2 finger head, lasting around 15 to 20 minutes, with very good legs.

Aromas of fresh flowers and citrus. Flavors of orange, tropical fruits, lemon, pine, caramel, slight ester, floral and herbal spices. Strong grassiness with a burnt sugar feel.

Smooth and slick medium body with nice carbonation. Strong and long finish, ending with a harsh spicy piney lingering tongue coat feel.

Overall this is a good craft boosting interesting tasty flavors, while overly spicy. Slightly stale, boozy, and missing some freshness. Well balanced though.

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Photo of virinow
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jfreeze
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GoHabsGo
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -Rick
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hop Bomb and nut kicker. Don't get me wrong - this is a well crafted beer. My personal tastes call for fewer IBU's and more malt/hop balance. I would certainly recommend this to those who love a hop pucker.

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Photo of yasky
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpower
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Imperial IPA from Garrison Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 228 ratings.
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