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Grand River Curmudgeon IPA

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Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Cambridge, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Appearance: Clear copper colour with a large white head. Aroma: Aroma is biscuity & mildly sweet malt, herbal & earthy hops. Flavour: Both malt & hops start off subtly but build as you get into it, developing into a marmalade character in the finish. At 6.5% abv and 70 bitterness units, this is big beer and a classic English rendition of the style


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle - 500ml. Amber body with an instantly fading white bubbly/creamy head. Ordinary malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar and woody hints. Its decent malty/hoppy taste carries woody and grainy notes. Ends with a decent bitter/woody finish. Under average IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (513) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear medium copper with a tiny off white head that disappears quickly. Nose is mostly biscuit and light toffee with only a slight floral note. Medium light toffee over light bitter hops. Medium oily mouth with slightly soft carbonation. Drinks more like an ESB than an IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sixx (28) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
A mild IPA with a clear amber colour. Light on the tongue with a gentle bitterness at the end. Not quite a true IPA but a fine drink none the less.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Von_Pilzen (10) - Whitby, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Comes in a 500ml bottle in the LCBO with a hand drawn looking green and orange label with curmudgeon-y frown face. Donít let the angry man vibe deter you as this is a unique ale. It has yellow-amber colour and an earthy, floral smell. Sharp on the first sip, malty flavours eventually come forward and grow more pronounced as the drink reaches room temperature. This beer has a sharp aftertaste full of pine and resin (typical of many well hopped IPAs) but itís not crazy. Itís well balanced. Contrary to popular belief, curmudgeons arenít just angry old men. They are independent and resist trends.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (137) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Dark gold, very clear creamy head lots of lacing. Smell has light citrus and sweet grainy malt. Flavor is malt forward sweet bready malt, good balance with the hops some light citrus notes. Medium body medium carbonation. Nice eipa.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlennHendry (108) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Smells of biscuity malts. More of an ESB than a West Coast IPA, but a good one. Tastes of apples and flowers; crackery malts and honey, with a hint of citrus. Well balanced with medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Pours a clear, dark amber with a small off-white head. Aromas are earthy malt and yeast. Tastes are caramel, malts and a light hop. Light body, medium carbonation and a short and small bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flip_soeperman (768) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Not my type of IPA. Although relatively bitter, too malty, too english. Too biscuity, and thus too balanced. Aroma is very herbal. Just not my thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Clear copper colour, medium dense white head that laces the glass. smell is malty with some hop notes, no floral or tropical character, not too strong. Flavour is not the typical American IPA flavour, but instead hoppy up front with a huge malty flavour in the end which balances but doesnít completely wipe out the bitterness. Earthy. Body is medium-full and is no easy drinker. Very good! Nice to see balanced bitterness done well.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OOKPIKABLE (177) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Pours amber with a little white head. A bit of an aroma of pine / citrus: not much else. Malty biscuity flavour with a little pine / citrus in the back of the throat. Bitter aftertaste.


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