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


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A dry hopped full bodied ale, copper in color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cubsfan100 (3) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015 does not count
Well balanced British style bitter. Good floral hop nose backed with a great balance of toffee and 2 row. Lots of character from Ringwood yeast. One of the best ales in the maritimes.

   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 thatís nicely bitter. YUM!!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3214) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2000
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2004 Golden amber. Hazy. 1 cm foam. Foresty, earthy hop aroma with undertones of Ringwood yeast. Diacetyl on the palate, over which juicy hops are layered. A few breadcrusty notes are somewhere in the middle. Moderate bitterness. Slight cookie-dough notes. Light bodied and very drinkable.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
Cask, at Gingerís in Halifax. Good looking brew. Copper with frothy white head, and some green sediment..mmm. Aroma is spicy pine hops and roasty caramel malt. Nice body, smooth drinking bitter brew. Favorite from Granite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blasphemies (45) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2008
Nice coppy colour. Aroma a bit hoppy. Light carbonation, served at a nice temperature. Surprised at how much fruity citrus flavor was in it with the bitter. very enjoyable. Not sure if I like this one better than the regular best bitter at the granite, both are very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (2019) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
An old favourite of mine from when I lived nearby. Turns out itís pretty much as good as I remember. Appearance: clear amber with foamy 3/4-inch head. Aroma: English hops and caramel. Taste: caramel, bread, with a big bitter finish. Great cask texture.

   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.

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