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

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (515) - 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 (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.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2251) - Qubec 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 Im 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 (4532) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
Bouteille de 500ml. Merci Patrick. Bire ambre fonce qui na pas une belle mousse. Le nez est bizarre, je pense quil a un dfaut, des notes dagrumes sont perceptibles avec des malt biscuit. La bouche est mince, il y a peu de got. La finale est cre. Il y a un problme de conception dans cette bire. 2/10

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
(Courtoisie de jerc) Un anneau de mousse se pose sur un liquide la robe orange. Au nez, les timides parfums dagrumes se choquent des crales doucement caramlises. Au got, les papilles ne retiennent que trs peu de fruits : les houblons sont ici davantage amrisants. Les crales caramlises sont aussi beaucoup moins marques et goteuses : peut-tre somme-nous devant un tal de crales ples. La finale se fait sur des notes amres plus ou moins intenses. Sans doute une bouteille fatigue.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9729) - 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 hadnt been for diacetyl rearing its ugly head, this would have been quite nice.
-This was a month-old bottle, so I dont see it being a freshness issue.

Bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (7594) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
En ft, cask. Verre de dgustation au Beaus Oktoberfest 2011 (Vankleek Hill, ONT). Arme: Lgre odeur de crales. Apparence: La couleur est orange. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Lger got de crales et dagrumes. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement houblonn. (Rating #3966)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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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