Photo: Garrison Brewing Company India Pale American IPA at 6.5% ABV ($2.50 from NLC Howley Estates, 341ml, bottle date 5-Nov-2014)

Pours clear deep gold with a fat finger of rocky white head, good retention, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is pithy citrus, pine, tropical fruit, caramel malt, floral hops. (7/10) Taste is moderately strong bitter, moderate sweet, slight pepperiness. (7/10) Medium body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, and an off-dry bitter finish. (3/5)

Not bad at all. There’s a decent amount of caramel maltiness supporting the hops, but not so much that I’d call it malt-forward. Very well-balanced and pleasantly bitter on the finish, with a bit of spiciness from the hops. Decently high ABV, too, but very well integrated to the point that it never intrudes. A solid performer from a solid brewery. (14/20)

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Garrison Brewing Company India Pale American IPA at 6.5% ABV ($2.50 from NLC Howley Estates, 341ml, bottle date 5-Nov-2014)

Pours clear deep gold with a fat finger of rocky white head, good retention, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is pithy citrus, pine, tropical fruit, caramel malt, floral hops. (7/10) Taste is moderately strong bitter, moderate sweet, slight pepperiness. (7/10) Medium body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, and an off-dry bitter finish. (3/5)

Not bad at all. There’s a decent amount of caramel maltiness supporting the hops, but not so much that I’d call it malt-forward. Very well-balanced and pleasantly bitter on the finish, with a bit of spiciness from the hops. Decently high ABV, too, but very well integrated to the point that it never intrudes. A solid performer from a solid brewery. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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