GIB English Bay Pale Ale

I was in severe dismay when I had to give one of my favourite beers a bad rating, so I stacked the cards in its favour today.
Previously I had to make excuses… it was too warm, I drank a bottle of crappy beer just before hand. I was in a bad mood, I don’t know. Like the true Canuck I am, I kept thinking, today, it had to do better.
The colour is a dark copper, and it is very clear, with a good head.
The aroma is a 4/5 and smells sweet and chocolatey. This is much different from the previous bottle. I ranked the aroma a 4.4/5
The flavour was rather strong (4.6/5) and on the sweet side with floral and spice flavors. It could have been because I just drank an IPA, but I jotted down on my notes “wow, that’s tasty sh#t, especially after an IPA. It’s like cream soda!”
The sensation in the mouth was creamy with a light body, and fairly lively carbonation.
The finish was moderately strong and slightly bitter, lasting 15-20 seconds.
I rated this off the charts in personal taste. It was fresh, with excellent craftsmanship, and I actually rated it a 6.5/5 on my visual scale, but that was the G-Score talking.
Rating: 5/5

GIB Brockton IPA

From 1889 to 1882 a group of visionary cricket players built Brockton Oval, at Brockton Point on the eastern tip of Vancouver Island.
Mighty trees were felled, ground was leveled, and one of the most beautiful pitches in the world was born.
A century later, the same cricket players made the Brockton IPA!!
Granville Island Brewing so cleverly chose this name for the IPA. Cricket being a huge sport in India, it is only natural to attach this name to the IPA.
Now, we just need some people to play cricket!
Anyhoo, this beer has a nice copper colour, and a very persistent head. It is perfectly clear.
The aroma is quite strong, 4.5/5, and it is a little on the sharp side. Overall it is a very nice aroma.
The flavour intensity is 4/5 and well balanced, with sweet and citrus and herbal flavours. Overall the flavour is a 5/5.
The Mouthfeel is creamy and warming, and the body is very full, with a lively carbonation.
The finish is long, moderately strong and slightly bitter.
Everything is excellent about this beer. It is not too intense, which some IPAs are and it has a refreshing hint of citrus.
Rating: 4.8/5

Brockton Cricket Club:
Granville Island Brewing

GIB Cypress Honey Lager

Granville Island Brewing makes Vancouver’s favourite beers, or at least so they say. They are the first microbrewery in Canada, and name their beers after our local neighbourhoods. If you are from Vancouver, or BC, or Canada, or Earth, you should try all of their beer.
Save some for me!
The Cypress Honey Lager is a golden-amber colour and had a nice big head when we tasted it.
The aroma was moderately intense, and had toast and nut smells. It actually smelled a little like bird seed, I thought. Also, there was some citrus smell. Overall the aroma was well balanced, but my impression was neutral.
The intensity of the flavour was about a 3.7/5, with hints of caramel, spice and citrus. This is some pretty good stuff, and I rated it a 5/5 on the taste scale. I actually rated it a 5.2/5 at the time, but that doesn’t even make sense.
The mouthfeel was drying, and it is very lively in your mouth. It is medium-full bodied.
The length of the finish is about a 2/5, with medium intensity and slight bitterness.
The craftsmanship is excellent, as far as I can tell, and it tasted very fresh.
This is a refreshing, slightly sweet beer, and I could definitely drink a few of these.

GIB Cypress Honey Lager
Rating: 5/5