Monday, April 18, 2011

Imperial IPA (Granville Island)

I gotta be faster with these reviews. It seems this Damn Beer Blogger reviews most beers first. Often they are very quickly posted after their release. I'm sure he must follows brewery trucks around town waiting for their deliveries. Anyways back to my favourite subject: me. Any new release by Granville Island is worth a taste. Their Imperial IPA is certainly going to impress any hop head.

Imperial IPA (Granville Island) = 9/10

Ratebeer 3.55/5 (4 ratings)
Beer Advocate A-

The nose on this thing is massive: citrus (grapefruit rind) and floral. One can only hope this massive nose and 100IBUs are balanced with toasted caramel malts. It is close but the astringent and very full mouthfeel leans heavily towards the hop. The hop tongue tackle is fairly linear; just citrus (grapefruit rind, pineapple and Seville oranges), with a little pine and floral backup. You could claim to taste caramel, biscuit malts but the hop linger is too long. It is of no matter, hopheads will flock to this beer like {insert witty phrase here}.

Taste +4
Aftertaste +2
Alcohol Content +1 8.2% ABV
Value +1
Appearance +1

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