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

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dry hopped full bodied ale, copper in color.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2003
Appears orangy brown, cloudy with small head. Fresh citrus scent, slight hoppy smell, pleasant. Malty flavour, slight dry and hoppy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2003
Colour is a little darker than the non-cask version. Aroma has more malt and hops, and the flavour has a nice hoppy bite. A nice pint indeed, makes me wish the pub wasn't so far from my house...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2002
Dry hopped version of the best bitter. Served on a beer engine. A good real ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2002
this beer is like the best bitter, but the dry hopping kicks it up a big notch. beautiful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2002
Rich copper colour w/ small head & nice lacing. Quite aromatic w/ floral, hoppy, fruity, malty nose. Creamy and full-bodied. Fruit (orange, grapes) & malt flavours at first. Lingering, bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2002
(These notes were quick because I was trying really hard to keep up during the RateBeer weekend in Toronto!) Lovely hoppy beer that’s nicely bitter. YUM!!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 RateBeer Summer (Toronto) '02: I'm usually up for cask, dry-hopped beers, but this one's normal keg counterpart wins. Next time, I'll have a pint to myself and re-rate. Finally...my last rating from the Toronto trip (well, besides the one beer that I can't find in the DB.) I had a great time. Thanks to Josh and the other Canadians who had many great beers with us, shared some good times and are as friendly as us Yanks make fun of them for being. You guys rock and I'll be back!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Strong dry-hopped aroma, but additional slightly unpleasant element. Body is OK, but the bitterness is a bit stale, and the flavor a strong fall from their regular Best Bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Highly dry hopped, thin, not my cup o’ tea. I know I’m in the minority here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2002
Hop aroma, cloudy orange, nice level of bitterness. Creamy, smooth, quite good.


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