Hopyard Pale | Garrison Brewing Company

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Hopyard PaleHopyard Pale

Brewed by:
Garrison Brewing Company
Nova Scotia, Canada

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good bar-pour head. Leaves plenty of interconnecting spots on the glass. Golden amber and nearly clear.

Attractive floral hop nose. Slightly sweet but not in a cloy way.

If blindfolded, I'd swear I was drinking an IPA. There's lots of bitterness with a solid pale malt base. The aftertaste is long lasting with a hop bite that falls short of sucking a hop pellet. Full bodied with low-ish level of carbonation.

Simply put, a well-balanced, leaning to the bitter, well-made beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a bright orange amber with a finger width of foamy white head. Slightly hazy.

Smell - Dominated by earthy hops, along with aromas of sweet apple and fresh citrus.

Taste - Bitter, earthy hops are the ruling flavour in this brew, followed by sweet fruitiness as detected in the initial smell (from the malts).

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice creaminess in texture.

Overall - An enjoyable APA by Garrison Brewing. I enjoyed the hop profile in this brew, however I felt the malt elements were lacking for the style. Despite that, still a worthy beer to try.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This dark gold beer poured a frothy white head. I didn't get much hop aroma even though it was served on the warm side around 50F. Hop biterness dominates, with enough malt to balance. The taste is resiny at first and then it reminds me of eating the pith of a grapefruit.

A sessionable and very enjoyable beer.

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Hopyard Pale from Garrison Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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