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Granite Brewery Darkside IPA

Brewed by Granite Brewery (Toronto)
Style: Black IPA
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Cask @ Crooked Star, while waiting for Bellwoods to open. Dark brown with amber highlights, low tan head that leaves early lace . Dark malts, lightly roasty, with sweet papaya and melon hop character, moderate bitterness. More like a hoppy brown, but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (437) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Draft. Dark brown colour with a thin off white head. Roast malt aroma, some caramel. Taste is similar, toasty malt, some slight sweetness, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (6232) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Draft - Light toasted malts and very light earthy hops. Dark maroon with a bubbly white head. Roasted malts and an almost astringent hop bitterness that imparts no good flavours. Finish brings out the hops but it’s a bit late. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1207) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
I got married here and this was on cask. black brown in colour with head sporting fine bubbles. Aroma of roast, caramel, but muted and a floral hops note. Medium hoppy brew that is well balanced with malts and roast. tasty caramel mid palate as well. It was my wedding beer and that isn’t the worst thing ever!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (670) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
Grabbed a growler from the granite beer store on way back from Bruce trail hike. Pours black metal dark with a thin, bubbly vanilla milkshake cap. Tastes flowers as glass empties: simple maltiness becomes complex chocolate. Now that I’ve opened the growler I gotta drink the whole thang. Oh life, sometimes you make me smile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10603) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
A deep dark IPA with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet chocolate malt with light caramel and fruity esters. In mouth, a nice roasted chocomalth with grassy hops, light caramel, OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2231) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 Black pour with a tan head. Slight roasted malt aroma. Subtle hop hints. Smooth and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6572) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 11, 2013
On tap at Volo
Aroma floral, fairly soft with phenolic wrap, hint of rose , hibiscus. Finish was soft as well with slight fruity berry like notes. 7+
Appearance dark brown, some lace , medium lighter beige cap.
Flavor and Palate : tasty. Good hop feel, good body. Nice hop profile with solid malt backing. Balanced , clean brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
On tap at the Granite. Old school quality, nice sweet malts, balanced with chocolate and nice hop bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4748) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
Grey Cup 2012. Sample tray. Black, malty & hoppy. Brings out the spice in my lamb burger making it taste like a different meal. Foam is funny look but coats the entire glass.

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