Granville Island Brewing – So-Cal Style IPA

Granville Island Brewing Co. So-Cal Style IPA


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  • Brewery: Granville Island Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: IPA
  • Pros:

    Aromatic interplay between lighter malt tones and tropical fruit hop notes

  • Cons:

    Alcohol warmth takes over the flavour and mouthfeel as beer warms

  • Conclusion:

    A well-made take on the Southern California style of IPA that doesn't overload on the dank hops

Granville Island Brewing Co. So-Cal Style IPA BottleGranville Island Brewing – So-Cal Style IPA Review

The newest release in Granville Island Brewing Company’s small-batch series is the So-Cal Style IPA.  The beer pours a hazy orange to copper colour with two fingers of off-white head that leave plenty of lacing behind in the glass.  The aroma is of mango, passion fruit, tropical fruit, caramel, and a subtle banana note.  In the mouth flavours of caramel and toast are initially prominent, but are soon joined by tropical fruit, a light piney note, and some alcohol heat.  This medium-bodied IPA initially disguises its higher ABV but as the beer warms that alcohol becomes more prominent.  The lower dank hop character allows the malts to show through making this IPA surprisingly easy to drink.

Alcohol – 7.8%
IBU – 80
Size – 650mL

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