Shipload Of Hops | Granville Island Brewery

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Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
gib.ca

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by biboergosum on 05-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.16
pDev:
17.72%
 
 
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Photo of -chii-
2.18/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BigBry
3.21/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Craft in Edmonton, one of their chalkboard specials.
Poured slightly cloudy, orange amber with a creamy white head.
Smell of citrus, orange and lemon, and some pine tree.
Taste has some sweet malts, but then lots of citrus and finishes with more piney hops.
Sweetish and sour fruit, marmalade.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, full body. Long bitter finish.
A DIPA because of high alcohol and lots of hops, but not really balanced.

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Photo of BCborn
3.53/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Granville Brewing (Molsons), has shown with this DIPA, that they still can produce an very acceptable "Craft beer" to the style. Nice heavy mouth feel, aroma citrus sweet pine, taste follows smell, maybe some malts also but not quite balanced with the flavors, Overall fairly bold tasting beer that needs some refinements.

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Photo of Drknight
3.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leaddog
3.28/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

8.7% ABV

Appearance - Pours a cloudy amber with two fingers of creamy white head.

Smell - citrus and hint of piney hops, brown sugar, bready caramel malts, hint of lemon.

Taste - Sweet malts followed by the citrus and hint of piney hops. The lemon and brown sugar finish off the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes on the sweet side and hint of bitterness.

Overall - A DIPA that has a lost identity. The aromas suggested a good brew but the taste is more on the sweet and sour side.

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Photo of S_Dal
3.83/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With 90 ibu it was pretty smooth

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bought one 650ml bottle overall not a very good IPA.
Poured a cloudy amber. Not really a hop hit at all.
So many better IPA's around i won't try again.

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Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamageCase76
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of wordemupg
3.34/5  rDev +5.7%

650ml bomber poured into tulip 6/9/14

A 4 dark murky amber, looks thick, lots of suspended sediment, and just enough clarity to see a few bubbles, two fingers of foam has decent retention leaving a few partial rings of lace

S 3.25 some lemon, lime, orange, and candied pineapple, but mostly brown sugar and caramel, smells old but I don't think it is, call me crazy but I get a little pepper, perhaps just very spicy hops?

T 3.25 again its a little malty, some pine and more rind then fresh fruit

M 3.75 has some body and enough bubbles to give it some life, very bitter, a little gritty, and faint heat on the way down

O 3.25 kinda all over the place, reminds me of a faded DIPA but I don't think its that old, malty and the booze is hard to miss in the mouth

not awful but a one and done for sure, a little disappointing

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Photo of dougmeredith
2.08/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Hops? What hops? Couldn't find a date anywhere, so I can't say how old it was, but ewwww. All malt. Not bitter at all. Not an IPA. I'm not sure how they were able to write the label text with a straight face. What hops? Seriously. I loved the name, and was hoping to enjoy it, but... no. Don't buy this.

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Photo of sdm9465
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of ZachT
2.63/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AimToCheat
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.43/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Something about the phrase "Granville Island DIPA" seems incongruous to me. Like these guys should not be trying something that has the potential to taste so bold ... In any event, the brew arrived a light orange-yellow hue, like dark apple juice perhaps, with maybe half an inch of whitish head. Although it is possible that my preconceived bias is filtering things here, like any good bias should do, this beer comes across very much as a scaled-up Brockville IPA, with the same catty, "tomato leaf" hop character and sweet cereal bowl malts, although the latter are considerably amped up here. Sour and bitter yet doughy and sweet, all at the same time. A DIPA with an identity crisis, strong lemon, middling grapefruit and orange, lime, something green and vegetal, subtle overripe mango (particularly on the nose), apple and pear pomace, a little raisin and molasses (?). Fairly thin body and the carbonation pops. A honeyed sweetness builds over time, as opposed to a more-expected accumulation of hoppy bitterness, although that catty resinous vibe never goes away. Not a phenomenal beer from the constructional standpoint but every so often I can appreciate the "sourpuss" approach to hops (see also the adorementioned Brockton IPA and Wild Rose IPA).

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Photo of LampertLand
3.85/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Granville Is. 'Shipload of Hops Imperial IPA' @ 8.7% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5.90

A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a medium size off-white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-mostly a pine presence , some spice

T-malts are well hidden but have a presence in this nice Imp IPA , spicey , definate certain bigness to this beer , not overpowering

MF-mild carbonation , full bodied , no lingering dryness on the palate

Ov-not a great beer , butt a damn good one from the Black Note Book Series , which isn't saying much

prost LampertLand

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Photo of xFL
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of 4ster
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of MylesMac
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ItyMeuh
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kjyost
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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