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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3495) - 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 (3277) - 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 (7059) - 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 (3742) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Rusty red pour with a pale head. Hoppy bitter scent. Much dryer then the normal Granite Bitter. Very clean finish. Some nuts or other roasted taste, with just a hint of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
Pint at Toronto brewpub. Coppery colour, faint white filmy head. Grapefruity hop aroma. Hop forward flavour with decent maltiness. Hoppy aftertaste with some grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
Tap at Ginger’s Tavern. I’m not really sure why this is a separate beer, since it is only their Best Bitter that’s dry-hopped with Fuggles. Amber colour beer, thick white head and sticky lace. Earthy and slight resin are the dominant aromas. Moderate toasted maltiness. Flavour is quite thin, lightly sour and astringent. Thinnish body but okay. Very dry finish. Flavour is less earthy than the aroma. Decent bitterness.

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