Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle, dark brown pour with a decent head. Earthy aroma, piney and some wholemeal toast. Nicely balanced flavour sweet malts but not clawing leading into fresh dense bitterness. Good ’un.
strowlands8 (170) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The taste is nice with a good amount of bitterness and some nice malt flavour as well. Not as full bodied as i would have liked. Or maybe the flavours just aren’t that big. It’s pretty good but I like some of the other grand river stuff better. Probably would try something else in its place
tompete (167) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a just barely orangey gold with a rocky beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and yeast. Flavour is slightly bitter with hints of roast. Body is on the light side of medium. Finish is bitter.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very solid ale. Hops are most evident in the mouth. A little more aroma would be beneficial. A fine addition to the Ontario craft brewing scene.
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear copper with thin beige head. nose; very earthy, grapefruit, pine, toasty, caramel, strong hop presence, and very malty. taste very caramely with just a bit of the citus, roasty, delectable, ive never had a bad beer by grand rithis is another excellent one.
toffsbury (113) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit cloudy.. Sweet candy aroma, not as bitter as I expected. A nice, hoppy beer, with a bitter aftertaste. Smooth, some creaminess in the palate. A medium body. delicious.
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Powerful. Very punchy, forward hops, and more than enough malt. Rating is for the earlier recipe, they’ve changed it a bit since. I’ll rate the new version as soon as I get a chance to try it.
hiphop (84) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught pint at Volo. Copper-amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is mild, with some bread/grain and leafy hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavour of biscuits. Really big and robust flavour, nicely developed, with sweet, toasty malts in the front, and kick-ass resiny hops coming up quickly behind.
chops (60) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In a growler straight from the brewery. Heavy amber color. Sweet aroma but a pleasant bitter finish.
bdettweiler (56) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 500mL bottle a clear reddish amber with frothy beige 2 finger head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, grassy and slightly resinous hops, and a little fruitiness (pear?) in the background. Medium bodied and slightly syrupy on the palate with mild carbonation. The taste is sweet with hop bitterness on the finish. Both sweet and bitter last a long time. Overall, fairly drinkable, but unremarkable.