Hopping Mad
Granite Brewery & Restaurant

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Granite Brewery & Restaurant
Ontario, Canada
English Pale Ale
3.77 | pDev: 10.34%
Sep 17, 2021
Oct 12, 2008
A copper coloured pale ale, aggressively hopped with Cascade hops and dry hopped with East Kent Goldings.
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Reviewed by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a nice copper colour with a thick ooey gooey head. Beautiful collar and lacing on my glass. Hoppy and wet grass notes on the smell. The taste is bitter with earthy hints and perhaps some leaves-like notes
June 17 2023
Sep 17, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Jun 30, 2017
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Reviewed by eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cask Conditioned at the source: copper body under a light off white head with good lacing. The body is slightly cloudy which reduced my scoring. Aroma light floral hop some toffee. Taste of caramel toffee and toast offset by well balanced bitterness in the body and finished with a lovely floral (not citrusy) hop finish. Mouth feel full but not cloying. A lovely UK style IPA.
Jun 04, 2017
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Reviewed by far333 from Connecticut

3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On cask at the Queen and Beaver in Toronto. Pale copper colored with a soft, large bubbled head of foam that sits about a quarter inch high and lingers long. Virtually no aroma. Delicate and delectable flavors of honey malt, some biscuit, floral and citrus hops, a note of pine. Orange rind lingers. Soft and full mouthfeel, some noticeable carbonation for a cask ale. The overall score is low due to the lack of discernible aroma, otherwise this is a lovely beer.
Oct 23, 2015
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Rated by papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Flashback #285
Aug 19, 2015
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Reviewed by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Watery, not hopping and the only thing that will be mad is you, thanks to your high expectations and Granite's average delivery.
Get your jollies elsewhere.
Jun 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

May 25, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Apr 27, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by boszormeny from Canada (ON)

Feb 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by RevCraig from Canada (ON)

Jan 21, 2014
Rated: 3 by NightINgale from Russian Federation

Apr 13, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by CurtisD from Canada (NB)

Apr 09, 2013
Rated: 4 by bluetrevian from Florida

Feb 27, 2013
Rated: 4 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Feb 13, 2013
Rated: 3 by cfalovo97 from Canada (ON)

Nov 06, 2012
Rated: 3 by Wordslinger from Canada (ON)

May 06, 2012
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Reviewed by CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this on cask at C'est What.

Pours quite clear with a characteristic bubbly cask head. Just a few big continents of lace stick to the glass. The aroma is grassy and citrusy with a solid malt doughyness. Grapefruit and also herbal and woody hop notes hit first in the taste. Always in toe is robust malt presence. The mouthfeel is quite light with a languid carbonation. Bitterness mixes with malt sweetness and a bit of alcohol heat in the finish.

This is a great cask IPA. Excellent balance with malt equally represented to hops. I sense a bit of an English hop character. While a little restrained for my hophead tastes, its a lot closer to the style than the brewery's other IPA.
Apr 01, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by dipso123 from Oregon

Mar 28, 2012
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Reviewed by SebD from Canada (ON)

3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: It has a nice cloudy orange/red color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves minimal lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrusy, tropical and piney hops with some bready malts and a slight caramel note.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice citrusy, tropical and piney hop character to it but also has a strong enough malt presence.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
Mar 19, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by WeissBoy from Canada (ON)

Mar 17, 2012
Hopping Mad from Granite Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 42 ratings