Brockton IPA | Granville Island Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brockton IPA is a celebration of our 25th anniversary. Brewed in the style of a Pacific Northwest India Pale Ale, this refreshing IPA is golden coloured and well hopped. It’s destined to become a highlight of this great city, just like its namesake in Stanley Park.

Added by canucklehead on 03-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
12.65%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 45
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of peensteen
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber-orange, one finger off white head, decent amount of lace. Smell is fruity and malty, some sweet bready malts, well hopped, a bit of earthy citrus. Taste is sweet and malty upfront that goes into a decent bitterness, some piney and earthy hops, sweetness in the finish, bready and fruity aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body, pretty good feel. This is actually quite good, easily drinkable, not an American IPA though but would be a solid English IPA, something I probably liked more than the score will suggest.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of TerryW
2.76/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This one didn't quite work for me. It has some oddly unpleasant flavours going on and those didn't mesh too well with the higher than normal alcohol.

Looks great - poured a great big creamy looking head that settles to about a quarter inch and gave up some good lace. Handsome amber colour.

Soft nose, some hops and woodeness. Unfortunately, that woody character didn't translate into anything worthwhile on the palate. Slightly unpleasant with a touch of sourness in the finish despite an initially over sweet character. This one just hit one wrong note after another for me. Poor job of making the alcohol content work as part of the beer. Not a particularlly well integrated brew. Disjointed and slightly jarring.

So far I'm not overly impressed by what GIB has on offer.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of bylerteck
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint at a pub on Granville Island. From notes.

A - Poured dark gold with mild carbonation and one finger of soapy white head. Good rings of lace with a film of retention.

S - Caramel, piney hops, a little mild.

T - Piney with sweet malt, honey and floral notes.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body and a little bitterness.

O/D - Tame but nice and drinkable. Enough flavour to keep it interesting but not a superbly flavourful IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of McBastard
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip from a 341 ml bottle.

Pours a hazy, golden honey color with half a finger of head that dissipates quickly. Smells like floral hops, with a noticeable maltiness. Taste is quite malty, with a mild citric hoppiness, finishing with a bit of astringency. Medium bodied, with low carbonation. Seems off-style to me, almost like a cross between a APA and an ESB. Fairly balanced and easy to drink, but I wouldn't seek it out.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Rivers Reach in New Westminster.

A: 1/4" off-white head over light amber liquid with good clarity.

S: Citrus and floral hops and some sweet malt.

T: Citrus and floral hops which transition to a sweet corn taste reminiscent of Captain Crunch cereal.

M: Medium viscosity and low carbonation.

O: Easy drinking but very sweet middle of the road IPA. Nothing special.

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Photo of Converge
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Just under two fingers of bubbly, light-tan head. Great honey-amber hue to the beer. The head recedes, but retains well and just under half-a-finger. Some nice looking lacing here and there.

S - Caramel malt and fresh citric hops dominate. Strong undertone of lemongrass and leafy hops.

T - Upfront this beer doesn't boast a very strong flavor. Light malt, slightly piney, a touch of caramel malt. The finish and aftertaste bring forward a flavor of leafy hops and a bit of bitterness. Sort of herbal, slightly earthy. A little bland, but it's alright.

M - Low-to-medium carbonation with a medium bodied feel. Nothing exceptional.

D - You know, it's funny, not even five months ago this IPA was my introduction to the style, and I really didn't care for it. The bitter hop flavor was just too much for me, and now, just a few months later, I find it tame and a little boring. Still an enjoyable IPA, but there are better beers out there for sure.

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Brockton IPA from Granville Island Brewery
3.4 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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