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


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2606) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (981) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
bottle. Poured clear amber with a thin white head. NIce fresh citrusy herb aroma. Crisp mouthfeel, carbonation. Biscuity malt flavour, some tart grapefruit and grassy hop notes. Lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
[3938-20110827] Bottle. Mild orange cherry juice aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Malty grainy bread flavour has a lingering multigrain note. Medium body. Good. (6/3-/7/3/14) 3.3
(Golden Taps 2011 @ beerbistro, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2115) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (724) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrewsbeer (17) - Guelph, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Sweet bready aroma, not much hop nose (is this bottle fresh?). High clarity, deeply golden in colour. Beige persistent head, minimal lacing. Taste is simple, but good. Palate from all grand river beers I find very nice. Must be the water.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
Somewhat like a pale crossed with a lager. Easy mouthfeel. Trademark Grand River mineral bitterness and some hoppiness. Nothing special to smell or to look at (yellowish although decent head). Good drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
Appearance: Pours a transparent orange, no head, lots of carbonation. Aroma: Super hoppy. Hoppy hoppy hoppy. Slight hints of banana and cloves. Palate: smooth, slightly dry. Medium-thin bodied. Taste: quite bitter, but not too bitter for me, slightly sweet and salty. Pretty good for an Ontario IPA. Surprisingly good coming from Grand River, given their Cherry Ale was the most noxious beer I’ve ever had. I actually enjoy this one, though there are better IPAs out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle [500ml]. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a small diminishing fizzy off-white head. Aroma of bready malt, Grand River yeast (prevalent in all their beers), light hops and a hint of diacytil. Flavor of bready malt, the aforementioned yeast, floral hops and an average bitter finish -- I would not have guessed this was made with Cascade. Medium bodied. Probably pretty good on tap but just good in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
from bottle, floral aroma, pours a light copper colour, a little cloudy. tasty bitter ale with plenty of hoppy kicks lasting long after you swallow. definetely one to have a again.

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