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%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (8358) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Enjoyable, crisp but bitter and plenty of smoky hops taste. A good honest beer. 500ml bottle in Toronto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7506) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (7411) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6471) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6179) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a nice thick off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and bitter hops typical of Cascade hops. Taste is mostly dominated by your typical Cascade hops notes of citrus and bitter. Malt backbone is quite dry and noticeable though doesnt overshadow the hops profile. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well done with good drinkability while staying within the style guidelines.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlovakSniper (5393) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle from Sammy. Dark amber with a lasting froth and lacing. Aroma indicates Amber ale with some nice hopping. Flavour is more to style. Nicely hopped without being extreme with some solid malt nicely balanced. A nice woodiness. A good pub ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rodenbach99 (4450) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (4406) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
Clear amber pour, rocky beige head. Biscuity, pale crystal malt aroma with touches of fruity floral hops. Light bitterness pleasant herbal hopy finish. Noting fancy but a very very solid session ale. An english style apa if thats possible. Thanks john!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (4067) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white foamy head. Decent hoppy aroma with malty and some woody hints. Its fresh, light hoppy taste carries grapefruit notes and ends with a good bitter finish. Average APA.

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