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 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

Granville Island Brewing Island Lager

Yah, something happened and I lost some photos of the beer. That’s too bad. Instead, here is a lovely photo of NewPort Village in Port Moody. It’s a lovely neighbourhood, and its Port Moody’s version of Granville Island.
Segway to the Island Lager. (I will replace this photo, by the way, someday).
The colour was perfectly golden and brilliantly clear, with a not-bad head.
The aroma was medium intensity,and floral in nature, with sort of a dusty smell. Hard to describe. I ate some croutons a while before, maybe it was that? In an attempt to cleanse my palate, I smelled some coffee beans. That didn’t work, because then the beer didn’t smell like anything at all.
Anyway, the flavour was mild, and well balanced. Overall I thought the flavour was a 5/5.
The mouthfeel was slick and drying, and it had a surprising amount of body (4.5/5) with moderate carbonation.
The finish was very short and faint, and slightly sweet.
Overall, this was a finely crafted beer, quite fresh and very much my personal taste. I could drink 100 of these.