Granville Island Brewing – One-Two Punch Belgian IPA Review
The One-Two Punch is a Left Jap of “striking Belgian yeast flavours” and a Right Hook of “Powerful Pacific Northwest Hops”. Outside of the labeled intensity this Granville Island Black Note Book Series beer pours a cloudy, copper colour with two fingers of lacing head. The smell in fact is a bit of a one-two punch as the name depicts with some delicious Belgian malts and some piney, cascadian style hops. The flavour starts off on the Belgian malt side of things with a quick lead up into the North-Western hops in the mid-section. The speed of flavours is quite quick with a boozyness coming in quickly after. The palate finishes with a lingering hop bitterness and the remnants of the boozy hind quarter. This beer may not be a knock out but it makes some solid connection and will leave you stunned but quickly back in the ring for more. It is intense, strong and full of bold Belgian-IPA flavour.
Alcohol – 7.8%
Size – 650ml Bottles
IBU – 75
Price – $6.40 (Private Liquor Store)