Hopyard Pale | Garrison Brewing Company

Hopyard PaleHopyard Pale
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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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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 72
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3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 341 mL bottle

A- Pours a clear, orange/golden colour with a 1 finger head that quickly dissipates.

S- Citrus, Floral notes. Quite enticing to say the least.

T- Dark and earthy hops are major players in this brew. This bitterness is wonderfully balanced with a hint of citrus that also made its presence known in the nose.

M- Low/medium carbonation. Very silky and smooth.

O- Hopyard pale ale has to be one of the more enjoyable APA's that I've had in the past. I would definitely recommend this brew to anyone who enjoys Pale Ale's and has the opportunity to pick some up.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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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%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of smcolw
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of leaddog
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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