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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: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flip_soeperman (681) - 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 (413) - 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 (153) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Cask at Morganís on the Danforth. Poured deep amber, cloudy, with large white head. Taste hoppy with citrus accents. Sweetish finish, not harshly bitter like others in this style. Lovely soft mouthfeel. Quite liked this beer. Good accompaniment to fish and chips meal.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Very hazy rusty pour with quite a bit of head. Doesnít smell like an IPA at all. Very weak scent. Much more front loaded than most IPAs Iíve tried (which is far too many). Thereís some really nice sweeter hops in there before the bitterness takes over. The finish is particularly harsh. Starts off nice but finishes poorly for me. Note: I donít generally like IPAs.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papillon (381) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
500 mL Bottle. Amber body with an off-white foamy head settling to a foamy film leaving lots of spotty lace. Sweet light malts, floral notes, hints of pear and honey, and resiny hops make up the bouquet. Light malts and a hint of crystal malt dominate, a butterscotch aftertaste, and a lingering grapefruit rind finish. If you like this style...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niall73 (2108) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. Amber colour. Malty, sweet aroma. Deep malty, smokey taste. Nah. It's not that ipa ish, strange brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
Clear copper colour with 1 finger head, fading to a thin film with some lacing. Aroma is biscuit and caramel malt with a little grassy hops. Medium bodied and flat, the taste is briefly sweet caramel with a looong, dry soda cracker sour finish, and a little indistinct hops.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
Seeing that Iím the biggest mofo curmudgeon in the building it only makes sense that I slap down my shells for it. Body is fiery like Ann Margaretís hair but head is 1/4 inch Kate Moss cocaine thin. Not an American style IPA & not the typical southern Ontario swamp water & thatís why I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BreWedge (356) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
On tap @ Wellington Gastropub Ottawa. Pours a dark clear amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aromas are earthy malt, icing sugar, and biscuit. Tastes are biscuit, caramel, and a light hop profile. Light body, medium carbonation and a short and mild bitter finish. This is not an IPA, it is an ESB but quite sessionable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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