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Grand River Curmudgeon IPA

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


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (1013) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
bottle. Poured hazy amber with a creamy off white head. Spicy hop aroma. Medium body, creamy with a dry tart finish. Balanced malty/hop brew, sweet caramel, tart grapefruit and peppery hops. Not overwhelming or too alcoholy,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (489) - HONG KONG - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from LCBO in Ottawa. Clear dark amber copper pour, minimal head. Aroma is mostly toffee bread malt, not much hops. Taste has some piney bitterness but again mostly bread/toffee malt. Some lasting bitterness. Not great but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3418) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (565) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (147) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlennHendry (150) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flip_soeperman (847) - 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.

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