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


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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.

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OntBeerDrinker (514) - 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.

micker (38) - 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.

terrybail (704) - 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

Fred82 (2329) - 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.

rodenbach99 (4572) - 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

SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
(Courtoisie de jerc) Un anneau de mousse se pose sur un liquide à la robe orangée. Au nez, les timides parfums d’agrumes se choquent à des céréales doucement caramélisées. Au goût, les papilles ne retiennent que très peu de fruits : les houblons sont ici davantage amérisants. Les céréales caramélisées sont aussi beaucoup moins marquées et goûteuses : peut-être somme-nous devant un étal de céréales pâles. La finale se fait sur des notes amères plus ou moins intenses. Sans doute une bouteille fatiguée.

MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
500 ml bottle. Pours a deep amber colour with small white head. Aroma is grainy malts. Plenty of hops.

MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Diacetyl-spiked biscuity, caramelized malts build a comfortable mouthfeel in which leafy hops and their balancing finish save this Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam decorates the pale amber glow.
-Diacetyl was not overwhelming, but certainly did not help the aroma.
-The soft, pillowy mouthfeel, with prickly bubbles and healthy residual sugars, was quite enjoyable.
-Citrusy hints come from the chosen hops.
-Honeyed flavors add depth to the malt profile.
-If it hadn’t been for diacetyl rearing its ugly head, this would have been quite nice.
-This was a month-old bottle, so I don’t see it being a freshness issue.


TaktikMTL (7822) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
En fût, cask. Verre de dégustation au Beau’s Oktoberfest 2011 (Vankleek Hill, ONT). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3966)

wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
Pours a hazy deep gold with a thin white cap. The aroma is citrusy, malty, candy orange, good. The flavour starts out with a harsh hop bitterness, but then quickly moves onto a light refreshing mingle of malt and hop, and then ends with some grapefruit bitterness. Finish is a bit soapy. It does a few things bad, but it does most things well. Decent brew.

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