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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%
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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3.3
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.

3.3
bunget (1024) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2015
500ml bottle from LCBO. Slightly hazy golden body, medium white head with poor retention. Aroma of wormwood, yeast, dough, some dusty grains. Taste of grapefruit zest, some sour grapes, yeast, herbs. Good. ABV 5.6%

3.2
Sammy (12760) - 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.

3.2
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.

3.2
blankboy (7808) - 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

3.2
Strangebrewer (1344) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2016 bottle. Poured clear amber with a big rocky white head. Fresh hop aroma, citrusy and herbal. Medium body, high carbonation. Biscuity malt flavour, tart grapefruit and grassy hop notes, peppery with some astringency.

3.2
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.

3.2
radiomgb (2838) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
Clear golden-amber in colour with a thin white head, light lacing. The aroma is of pale malts, caramel, floral hops and bready. The flavour is lightly sweet, some pale malt, light caramel sweetness, toasty and rather hoppy. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a bitterness that gets stronger as you swallow.

Not bad, highly drinkable.

500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Opened on October 10, 2011.
Bottled on September 15, 2011.

3.2
mmacleod75 (112) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
Bought from Grand River Brewery retail store. Poured from 500 ml bottle. Poured medium gold, slight copper haze with small frothy head. Citrus-like hops aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, with medium to heavy bitterness. Frothy head lasted the entire glass, with decent lacing.

3.2
Nilz (523) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2012
500 ml bottle from lcbo, Elora. A clear amber with a thin head. Aroma of malts, floral hops and yeast or bread. Taste a little sweet, some malt, caramel and hoppy, bitter finish. Quite pleasant.


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