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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.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2011
some hoppiness in the aroma, but beyond that it tasted like any macro with a little more body. not very good, wouldnt have again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zenwolf (268) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle from LCBO. Clean and crisp with a pale honey amber boday and a thick but quickly dissipating head. Infinitely drinkable with mind cereals and honey in the finish. A good amount of IBU’s to tickle the tounge.. but not overly well developed and rich. Great sharing beer for your n00b friends.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (992) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
500ml bottle
4.5% ABV
Bottled On: August 3, 2011
I tried this beer in August 27,2011 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent amber colour with a long lasting light tan head. The aroma is fresh caramel, floral hops, and grass. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is caramel, with citrus and yeasty hints in the background.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2685) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2011
(on cask) Appearance: Cloudy orange, thick white head. Aroma: SUPER Grainy, lots of grass, pepper, lemon. Flavour: Quite sweet, vanilla, candy cane. A little hoppy, some nice yeastiness, a long vanilla finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
500 ml bottle - pours clear gold/copper with a thick white head that leaves chunky lacing. Aroma similar to many of GR’s other beers in that it’s muted, a result of the incredibly hard water they use. Still, nice - caramel malts, some green apple, a faint hint of sourness (not in a bad way). Flavour amps it up a notch, revealing fresh mown hay, light lemon notes, and a pleasing herbal quality, finished with a firm bitterness. Clean, simple, eminently quaffable, yet another solid release from GRB.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2295) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
Purchased at the LCBO tonight and bottled on AUG 03 2011. Pours a clean amber colour with a big off-white head that stays a long time and leaves decent lacing. Great Pale Ale nose with the mix of sweet malt, cereal grains and hops. Surprisingly, the taste is a bit too mild for me (especially after the beautiful aromas). Watered-down caramel with a little hop in the finish, but all too watery. Too bad, as this could be a great one. Still, refreshing overall with its little dryness in the finish. Funny, it does get better as you drink it (and no it was not cold to begin with).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
500ml bottle. Clear, bright deep amber with a large fizzy-foamy off-white reasonably long-lasting white head (4-). Lush cereal grain aroma, a bit of honey, no alcohol, building mid-level herbal bitterness. Taste is ... grassy and a bit harsh - bitter, not as grainy - a bit watery and astringent, smooths out a bit as it warms, but a little harsh even still. Not bad. Will try a few more - this is already growing on me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
Pour copper orange with short white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, cereal grain, light citrus hops, pale malt. Taste caramel, sweet grain, citrus, nice hop kick. MF medium body fine fizzy carb. Very well brewed to style quite tasty very easy drinking well done exactly what I expect based on description.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1080) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2011 500ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a nice clear orange. A nice, but not too strong, fruity aroma. Malty caramel taste, with a bitterness similar to Grand River’s others’: Galt Knife, Plowman’s, and Curmudgeon. A very nice pale ale; nothing mindblowing, but it’s not meant to be.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2413) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden orange with moderate-sized egg-shell head. Aroma is light caramel and citric hops. Taste has same notes but isn’t so mild with and the recognizable Grand River hard water is definitely apparent. Fairly soft mouthfeel. Simple, like they say, but quite pleasant and drinkable.


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