Benelux Cactus IPA
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Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed for Cactus Restaurant, Quebec City.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2015
On tap at the brewery in Verdun. Pours a mostly clear ruby tinged amber with a medium sized white head. Soft malt and a bit of citrus on the nose, a touch of sweet hops and caramel. Medium bodied, soft caramel and malt. Caramel sweetness, malt, a bit of citrus. Chewy grapefruit, lingering caramel. Soft musk and a touch of bitterness with sweetness behind it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3317) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
On tap at Noctem. Pours a medium red with a small offwhite head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of caramel, fruits, light resin. Taste is bitter to a medium-high level and sweetness light. Flavors of caramel, pine and resin. A bit oldschool. Body is medium, carbonation moderately high and mouthfeel sticky. Old style IPA, not bad but I vastly prefer the modern juicy IPAs now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (929) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
Une mousse cochonne se dresse fièrement sur une bière cuivrée légèrement embrouillée. Cette mousse dessine une dentelle lascive sur les parois du verre lorsqu’elle se dissipe. Des houblons résineux et fruités se joignent à des céréales légèrement caramélisées. Une belle rondeur maltée soutient des saveurs fruitées et délicatement sucrées, le tout se prolongeant dans une finale franchement amère mais pas trop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5271) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
On tap (12 oz) @ Le Cactus.

Appearance: Clear golden/copper with a medium white head and good lacing.

Aroma: Coniferous, moderate spiciness, mineral notes, light caramel and hints of citrus.

Taste: Resinous/coniferous presence at first followed by moderate spiciness, caramel, earthy/mineral notes and light fruity/citrus presence. Light to moderate bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Earthy / mineral / slightly spicy finish.

Overall: Decent spicy IPA. Too much caramel / spiciness for what I like in a IPA, but it’s well executed for what it is. Ok drinkability and balanced isn’t bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2013
draft at brewery, just another light grassy herbally IPA, very light and easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7610) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Not a huge deal. After the Congo this is a little anti-climactic. Just a basic session IPA. Clear orange with great lacing and good head. Piney hops, some malt. Bitter finish. Average carbonation. On tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
IPA tres facile a boire, pas trop hop forward, je l’aurais cru moina forte en alcool, voir pale ale americaine. Rien d’exceptionnel mais tout de meme bkn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Art (3120) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at Benelux. Lacing. Orange clear. Hoppy aroma. Some fart smell in the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Bière cuivrée, très effervescente. Nez de houblons frais et fruités. En bouche, une amertume sèche et herbacée mène le bal. Quelques notes caramélisées ferment la danse. Bonne IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dpaquet (418) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours a light orange with white head and good lacing. Aroma of grapefruits, light sopey notes, piney. Taste is malty, some citrus, light pine. Medium body and medium carbonation. Decent.

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