tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mephisto (1276) - TAIWAN - JUL 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
robinvboyer (3582) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
muzzlehatch (4420) - 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 (3326) - 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 (7455) - 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 (3742) - 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 (819) - 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.