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Brewed by Granite Brewery (Toronto)
Style: Bitter
Toronto, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dry hopped full bodied ale, copper in color.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blasphemies (45) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2008
Nice coppy colour. Aroma a bit hoppy. Light carbonation, served at a nice temperature. Surprised at how much fruity citrus flavor was in it with the bitter. very enjoyable. Not sure if I like this one better than the regular best bitter at the granite, both are very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1864) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
Had at magpie amny times copper amber color, nose is good floral hops, taste is much more hops then a usual bitter at least any that i have had other then maybe rogue brutal bitter. nice dry finish, good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1431) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2008
FIRKIN CASK at Bar Volo. Hazy orange, pond-like appearance. Comes at the taste buds with a celluloid, spicy attack that must be the hops, very unusual, and the finish is primarily of bitter hops. The middle and body is fruity and smooth, not cloying. Pretty beer!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - JUL 3, 2007
draft at granite brewery in toronto. dry hopped version of best bitter. same color and head: pale amber with off white head, the strength of hopping do make the lack of malt profile less noticeable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (2880) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2007
on cask at the brewery. nice frothy thin beige head, good clear amber color. Aroma is very very hoppy, nice english hops (goldings?)and some musty aromas also. flavour is again, hoppy but not attacking. wonderful bitter yet very smooth finish. very very nice bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2111) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
on cask at the toronto brewery location. amber with and small tan head. hoppy nose but a lack of malts is a little dissapointing. flavours are hoppy citrus but a lack of malt structure lets you down. with some biscut maltiness this could be really good. a fair offering id have again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2073) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2007
Pint in the Henry House. Copper in colour with a decent white clinging head. Good bitter ale with a strong hint of hops. Very enjoyable and the best place for me to get a beer like home. Doesn’t stand out but a decent sesh beer.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2594) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 4, 2008
On tap, Granite brewery. Big bubbly head, golden copper body, a sharp bitter aroma with a dry-fruity flavour and a bitter finish, very nice offering

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
POurs deep copper with really nice notes of fruit and bitererness on the nose and the palate. It finishes with a smooth but bitter flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
On tap at the Granite Brewery in Toronto. Again, a lovely looking beer. Granite cannot be faulted for freshness and vitality of appearance in their beers. Copper with a rocky white head. Aroma is full of hops, but somewhat subdued. The taste is also full of hops, but in a perfect balance, with strong notes of pine and citrus. The palate is crisp and refreshing. All in all, a very decent bitter.


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