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Grand River Curmudgeon IPA

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 106   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

   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 Morgan’s 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (812) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Very hazy rusty pour with quite a bit of head. Doesn’t smell like an IPA at all. Very weak scent. Much more front loaded than most IPAs I’ve tried (which is far too many). There’s 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 don’t generally like IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papillon (380) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niall73 (1898) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (656) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
Seeing that I’m the biggest mofo curmudgeon in the building it only makes sense that I slap down my shells for it. Body is fiery like Ann Margaret’s hair but head is 1/4 inch Kate Moss cocaine thin. Not an American style IPA & not the typical southern Ontario swamp water & that’s why I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BreWedge (341) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniel0017 (398) - Yukon, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
dark orange amber bod. vast plains of frothy beige head that forms pillows of puff. wow do those hops hit you. pow smack in the face you glass jawed person. the flavor is bitterer than bitterest and sends rivulets of pleasure down the osaphagus of the drinker. curmudgeon indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djjodskins (28) - CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
Damn, this is an old school IPA, baby. Nice roasted and smoky flavors blend together well with the slight bitterness, very cohesive.A good amount of residual sweetness though, it is quite full-bodied. Light english hop aroma, everything in balance. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
500ml. bottle from L.C.B.O. in Ottawa.The color is a dark amber with little to no head. The aroma is of hops and veggies. The taste is also of hops and smokey malt,it is very sour not bitter like an I.P.A. should be.A very weak I.P.A.

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