muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[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).
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
VEry bitter in taste, but it does not tire. It has a copper colour. Good foam and it last for a while.
gilvanblight (768) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
pintbypint (2542) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Toronto brewpub. Coppery colour, faint white filmy head. Grapefruity hop aroma. Hop forward flavour with decent maltiness. Hoppy aftertaste with some grains.
JoeMcPhee (8313) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a Growler - Nice copper bitter, slight head, nice floral and bread aroma. VERY easy drinking. Semi-sweet with a nice amount of bitterness.
The bartender who pulled the Growler said that even though the brew flattens very quickly, it very rarely goes to waste.
I now know what he meant.