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


on tap

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A dry hopped full bodied ale, copper in color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
Cask sample at the Victory - poured a murky but bright plum colour with a small off-white head. Really nice looker. Aromas of citrusy hops and dark fruits, but nothing overpowering - incredibly well-balanced and enticing on the nose. Flavour is wonderfully refreshing, with fruit black tea, and definitely moreish. Good bitter punch in the finish, and the dry-hopping is a step up from their regular (still very good) bitter. A wonderful beer - one I would get regularly if more widely available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2263) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1549) - 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!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2779) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2277) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1926) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1275) - 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.

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