overall
70
47
style
Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Cambridge, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to Matt7215. Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head. Aroma surprisingly light on hops, strong malt, and a bit of spice. Flavor is a bit uncharacteristic, but pleasant. I can’t quite put my finger on these Grand Rivers, but they have this earthy, semi-metallic (but pleasant) taste, and this one is no different. Fits this style a little better than others, quite nice in the end.


2.2
Iznogud (4075) - CROATIA - SEP 22, 2017
Canned, 473 ml at Svijet Piva. Shared with JFK10000. Pours cloudy orange, white head. Sweet, caramel malty, mo sign of hops, some fruity notes, citrus. Medium bodied.

2.3
hrabren (1366) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Can at Svijet piva (World of Beer), Zagreb. Golden. Malty, no hops. Old. Sweet. Sticky. No finish. bad 53528=2.3

2.8
Marko (5930) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2017
Thanks Sandi! Can at Svijet Piva. Misty amber body, white head. Dry caramel aroma. Dry caramel taste, sweet, full sweet maltiness, vaguely fruity, dull herbal bitterness buried underneath... No. Just wrong. Hope I try it fresh sometimes...

3.1
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2017
Appearance: Pours an orange, golden body with an average-sized head that thins rather rapidly. Smell: Biscuity a little but not much else. Too muted and even as it warms, it doesn’t really open up too much. Taste: Very mild bitterness that sticks in the mouth after the sip. Some citrus leaning towards grapefruit, very nice. Mouthfeel: Fleeting but nice. Rather low carbonation.

3.2
ChadPoole (478) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Pours dark amber with a good white head. Aroma is biscuit, toffee with some citrus fruits. Taste has a decent balance of hops and malts with a bit of bitter. Not a bad beer.

3.3
UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
Appearance: clear medium amber with two fingers of fluffy ivory head, excellent retention and good lacing. (5/5) Aroma: bready caramel and toffee malt, herbal/floral, citrus, pine, earthy. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (6/10) Medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, short duration moderate bitter lightly spicy and warming finish. (3/5) Let me beat you to it: yes, it’s a toss-up whether the name of this beer is more appropriate for me, or whether Arrogant Bastard deserves that distinction. Moving on! Definitely an English style IPA: although there is in fact a little citrus and pine in there, it’s buried towards the back. The malt definitely leads the way, following which is a fruity herbal and floral note (though there seems to be some brown apple or stone fruit developing as the pint warms). In true curmudgeon style, I was initially less than impressed with this, but it does have a distinct and not unpleasant character that I’m warming up to. (13/20)

3.4
Strangebrewer (1334) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
bottle. Poured hazy amber with a creamy off white head. Spicy hop aroma. Medium body, creamy with a dry tart finish. Balanced malty/hop brew, sweet caramel, tart grapefruit and peppery hops. Not overwhelming or too alcoholy,

3.1
HKdIPA (841) - HONG KONG - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from LCBO in Ottawa. Clear dark amber copper pour, minimal head. Aroma is mostly toffee bread malt, not much hops. Taste has some piney bitterness but again mostly bread/toffee malt. Some lasting bitterness. Not great but not bad.

2.8
Eructoblaster (4330) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle - 500ml. Amber body with an instantly fading white bubbly/creamy head. Ordinary malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar and woody hints. Its decent malty/hoppy taste carries woody and grainy notes. Ends with a decent bitter/woody finish. Under average IPA.

3
jksipa (1007) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear medium copper with a tiny off white head that disappears quickly. Nose is mostly biscuit and light toffee with only a slight floral note. Medium light toffee over light bitter hops. Medium oily mouth with slightly soft carbonation. Drinks more like an ESB than an IPA.


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