Hopyard Pale | Garrison Brewing Company

Hopyard PaleHopyard Pale
BA SCORE
65%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 120 ratings
Hopyard PaleHopyard Pale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep golden, medium bodied & nicely bitter, Hopyard Pale is exceptional in the West Coast style. Generous hopping in the boil & further dry-hopping produce a fruity/floral aroma & refreshingly bitter finish. A true thirst-quencher!

40 IBU

Added by nighthawk on 06-10-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,805
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
120
Liked:
78
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
11.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Electros
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pveilleux
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ewpass
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange, moderate head dissipates quickly, light citrus nose, medium high carbonation. Lighter body. A "paler" version of the Vic Park.

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3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden, translucent body with lots of frothy head at the top. The scent brings up huge cascade hops, with lots of citrus and a fairly decent alcohol background. The taste brings up huge hoppy notes at the front of the palate, evening out towards the end with quite a nice smooth finish. Overall I kind of think of this as more of an IPA, though classifications aside, this is an awesome beer.

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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WorksforBeer
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a huge head that lingers. Smells like citrus, and has a lingering citrus palate. I'd drink it again...

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.74/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.38/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

On tap at The Snooty Fox.
Pours a golden amber color with a huge off white head that persists for a while. The aroma is filled with butterscotch and popcorn. I find it hard to get passed the butter, but the bartender assures me that this is a west coast style IPA. The flavor follows the aroma Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. I couldn't get past the butter but other people tell me this is great.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ghisty
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

appearance:
orangey gold, expected something a bit earthy in tone, slightly lighter than i had expected, hence, "pale", still isnt pale by any distortion of the mind.
one finger head. short retention, disspates afetr two drinks, leaves small lacing.

smell:
earthy, the hops shine thru in the nose, citral, bright, but still musky,
the resins in the hops are obvious, but not overdone.

taste:
surprsingly not as bitter as the nose had promised, seems a bit reserved for
a dry hopped "craft" beer. which isnt a bad thing, makes it more drinkable,
it tastes of citrus fruits , the usual grapefruit hops, some other earthy hops,
hollertauer hops maybe, not very yeasty, and leaves a slight bitter almost smokey
after taste.

mouth:
starts sharp and bright, as the carb dies down a touch it levels to a reasonably bitter
and hoppy dryness, not overdone, as I think they wanted to appeal to more of a "drinkers market" , rather then the super dry bitter loving hophead crowd.

overall:
although in the past I've found many offerings from this brewer to be somewhat mild,
understated, or just maybe even slightly boring, they claim large things on the packaging and often havent delivered, at least as far as ive drank. overall, this dry hopped beer is very good, its not overly bitter, and still has a dry texture, keeps me wanting more of it, its slightly too heavy for a session, but I do enjoy it for a complex one to sit back and watch some WRC with.
If you enjoy dry hopped beers, you could do alot worse, my only real complaint is that as usual with garrison's offerings, I was expecting something a bit more. but nonetheless this is very good quality nicely hopped beer, and the only real downside is having to buy 6 of them. it'd sell better if it were in tall cans and ble to mixed up with the singles. craft beer is better understood in short doses..and too much of a good thing can ruin someone from enjoying the subtle joys of a dry hopped ale.
no reason not to try it.. itd just be easier to enjoy (for me) in tall cans.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Hopyard Pale from Garrison Brewing Company
Beer rating: 65% out of 100 with 120 ratings
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