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Granville Island Cloak & Dagger Cascadian Dark Ale

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   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. Itís a mysterious blend of flavours that could only come from Cascadia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5553-20130628] 650mL bottle. Mild toasted chocolate dust aroma. Dark brown body with a quick creamy tan head. Roasty wood and bitter grain malt flavour. Medium-full body. Good, easy to drink. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "He would binge and purge at the same time." -- memories of Cookie Monster

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reimer96 (1426) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Pours a clear medium brown. Aroma of toast, light roast, coffee, bit of citrus and grainy. There is a light bitterness to go with the toast and light roasted malts, however no actual hop flavor to go with a light bitterness and just overall out of balance. Might be good for a Molson beer but this is too unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
Dark brown. The aroma is appetizing with a lot of wood and a lot of chocolate. Rich, creamy, lots of chocolate and nutty character. Plenty if bitterness and light citrusy hop flavour as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Cask at St. Augustineís, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1111) - 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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1299) - 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; Iíd 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2757) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6400) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1851) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
This is probably one of GIBís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1530) - 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

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