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Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Cambridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Pugnascious is designed to be a very simple ale. A combination of pale malt, crystal and 4 strikes of cascade hops in significant quantities - in true US pale ale tradition. Not rocket science but no beer is.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (844) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
500mL bottle to wine glass Aroma of hay and caramel malts. Clear reddish amber with almost no head. Burnt malts with a nice piney bitterness. Unfortunately this brew is a bit watery and thin or it would have been much better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Cask at VanKleek Hill. Oktoberfest.. The color is amber with a thin beige head. The aroma is of fruits and malt. The taste much the same plus hops and a vegy taste added.Nice finish in the mouth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2182) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
Clear golden-amber in colour with a thin white head, light lacing. The aroma is of pale malts, caramel, floral hops and bready. The flavour is lightly sweet, some pale malt, light caramel sweetness, toasty and rather hoppy. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a bitterness that gets stronger as you swallow.

Not bad, highly drinkable.

500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Opened on October 10, 2011.
Bottled on September 15, 2011.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2949) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white foamy head. Decent hoppy aroma with malty and some woody hints. Its fresh, light hoppy taste carries grapefruit notes and ends with a good bitter finish. Average APA.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6460) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Buttery biscuity malt with light fruity hops, vegetal nuances, low bitterness. More like an English style pale ale. I’m not THAT put off by diacetyl, but for those who are, be warned, there’s lots here!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (419) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Rusty orange. 2 finger bubbly soapy head. Some carbination. Smells jucy fruits n bubblegum. Taste:Water,fruits,grassy agreeive hops. Candy/grassy/sour aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
micker (37) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
Very similar to crumegen in flavor but lower in alcohol. A good season beer. My favorite ipa next to flying monkeys hoptical illusions.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
terrybail (555) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Bottle from the lcbo pours a nice pale yellothe aroma is wonderful citrus maltthe tatse does not live up to the aroma however a little flat and watery

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2113) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
500ml botle shared by MartinT.
Appearance : Clear amber with a small head.
Aroma : Malt ans resinous hops. Nice hop profile but a bit phenolic and buttery maybe. Nice fruits.
Taste : Nice malt with nice resinous hops. Finish is a bit thin with some malt and hops. Faint bitterness.
Overall : Not bad but the phenolic notes are bugging me a bit. It also seemed quite buttery according to Martin but I’m not really sensible to this so I only got faint buttery notes.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
Bouteille de 500ml. Merci Patrick. Bière ambrée foncée qui n’a pas une belle mousse. Le nez est bizarre, je pense qu’il a un défaut, des notes d’agrumes sont perceptibles avec des malt biscuit. La bouche est mince, il y a peu de goût. La finale est âcre. Il y a un problème de conception dans cette bière. 2/10


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