Just tasted my English Bitter (the one I so nearly ruined by adding one gallon too much water), and it's great! I'm so chuffed! I used Cascade hops (not really English
) and they have given it a floral / citrus flavour. It's mellowing out nicely now, and the bitterness / flavours are balancing out. It's not as watered down as I feared. All in all a good summer ale.
Thanks to you guys for telling me it would work out ok...you were right!