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


on tap

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A dry hopped full bodied ale, copper in color.

   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 (1973) - 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 (1285) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3965) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Cask pint at the Henry House in Halifax, NS (May 2007). Pours a clear amber-copper with just a whisper of head (lasting) and a touch of lacing as it gets drunk....big fruity-floral hoppy aroma, apricots and dogwood dominate but there are hints of cherry blossom and tart cider apples as well....very smooth and light with a nice twinge of dry hop character at the finish....but alas, the mouthfeel is rather watery and dull and the natural carbonation doesn’t really help matters in this case, a little more fizz might have given it the zip it needed....still not at all bad, but a bit of a disappointment for me after several fine Granite pints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3633) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2007
Sampled at Granite (Toronto). MR 14/07

App.: Slightly hazy orange-copper, small tan-greenish head. Aroma: Lots of hops but also some sulphur stink, citrus, earthy and dirty. Palate: Medium body and soft carbonation. Flav.: Lots of citrus and piney hops, the malt comes through a bit, almost salty. Nice roasted malt finish and plenty of bitterness.

I like what the dry-hopping does to the flavour. Shame about the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
On tap at the Granite; this fresh ale was a rich ruddy copper with a subtle head of foam on top. The aroma was flowery and hoppy. Solid flavour that required some big gulps because it was so good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Tap@ BierBistro in Tdizzle. A lot like the Durham Hop Addict, this is hoppy, crisp, with citrus notes. Well dry on the palate, and very easily finished.Well put together, and wel balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
[051-20060921] Tap @ Granite (Toronto, ON). Crispy hoppy aroma with a bit of sweetness. Coppery red body with a medium-lasting white head. Very dry, crisp, hoppy flavour with a long aftertaste. Dry mouth, medium palate. Nice but prefer the unspecial (less dry).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3955) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2006
VEry bitter in taste, but it does not tire. It has a copper colour. Good foam and it last for a while.

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