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Granville Island Cloak & Dagger Cascadian Dark Ale

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Brewed by Granville Island (Taproom - MolsonCoors)
Style: Black IPA
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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Under the cover of malty darkness, mighty hops are poised to attack. It’s a mysterious blend of flavours that could only come from Cascadia.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Cask at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
The color is near black, the head is sparse and small. The aroma is light, some roasted malt, wood oven baked bread, infinitesimal fruity touch (apples). Soft mouthfeel, lean; roasted malt flavor, nice and not excessive or ashy, with very light dark chocolate touch; strong bitterness, a bit resiny, but the hopping is subdue compared to others.
Good, lean, easy to drink, yet quite simple version.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Rating #931 - January 2014 - Leftover rating from our IPA tasting event - 3oz sample. Pours a darker coffee brown with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a violent clash between toasted malt, and citrus, grainy hops. Taste is extremely hoppy, tempered with a pleasant coffee, nut brown sweetness. Very nice, sessionable for an IBA/CDA,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (981) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle from brewery. Pours clear-ish black, with beige lacing. Aroma of chocolate and light c-hops; nice. Dry taste; I’d describe it as an "extra bitter porter" - there was little actual hop flavour to speak of, beyond the IBUs. Not necessarily a bad thing. Enjoyable, and good to see even the MolsonCoors breweries making "bigger" beers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2386) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
650ml brown bottle. Pours the expected deep dark brown. Ok looking head with a rocky top that settles into a thin but long lasting layer. Good lacing. Chocolatey nose, light hop notes too. Taste is roast malt and cocoa, toasty. Light hop notes. Finishes with cocoa and light hops and ok bitterness for the style. Average mouthfeel. Overall an ok brew, good to see GIB explore this style. Would not mind drinking this again, but it falls into average territory for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5799) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle [650ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o GregClow. Pours a dark brown with amber hues and an average size frothy tan head. Nice aroma, malty with a good amount of leafy hops, well blended. Flavour is also equal parts lightly roasted malt and leafy hops with a moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. A good version of a style that often misses in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
This is probably one of GIB’s best big bottles. The pour has a dark brown body with a soapy beige head. The nose has a light roasted malt with a dusting of cocoa and light NW hops and citrus fruits. Sweet flavourful malts with toffee and chocolate then mild hops. This is a god attempt at a Black IPA. Well balanced and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
Pours deep brown with reddish tinge; beige head. Roast coffee aroma dominates but also notes of dark molasses, cocoa, plum and grapefruit/Cascade. Meaty sweetness, bitter around the edges. Very balanced, flavourful, well-executed

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
2013-06-28. Black body with a nice tan head that fades. 3+ Aroma has leafy green hop character infused into a roastier overall impression than some black IPAs have. Flavour is relatively mild, moderate leafy green hops. Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Nice beer, I would prefer to shift the ratio of roast to hops though to suit my own tastes. Bottle shared by GregClow

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of smoke, roasted malts, citrus hops and a little peat. Black in the glass with a small mostly diminishing off-white head that left some lace. Flavor is full sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily soft. Overall a good BIPA. Liked the smoke and roast.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyrish (86) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
Bomber from the notorious beer fridge. Lagerboy, I owe you. Dark brown with auburn hue. Nice robust tan head. Great thick lacing, fades quickly. Aromas of malts and faint hops; chocolates and coffee. Malt forward for sure. Overpowering chocolate malts. The hops are there, but the malts are much more prevalent. Its a nice blend and leaves a nice bitter taste on the tongue. Of course, I would prefer a more dominant hops flavour, but I have found that hard to accomplish with malts being involved. This is a tasty brew, but I have yet to find a Black IPA that has a true hop blast. Good times, noodle salad. I would drink it again.


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