GRM (2703) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 8 2011; eye: straw, clear, no effervescence, tiny sheet of white head, nice lacing; nose: citrusy hops, grapefruit, litchi, light caramel; mouth: light, refreshing, citrusy hops, grapefruit, orange, litchi, light caramel, light pine, dry finale in citrusy hops, medium body, mildly bitter, nice astringency, lightly grainy texture; overall: quite good
Échantillon, Mondial de la bière, savourée le 8 juin 2011; œil : paille, claire, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse blanche, bonne dentelle; nez : houblon citrique, pamplemousse, litchi, léger caramel; bouche : léger, rafraîchissant, houblon citrique, pamplemousse, orange, litchi, léger caramel, léger pin, finale sèche en houblon citrique, corps moyen, moyennement amère, bonne astringence, texture légèrement granuleuse; en résumé : bien bon
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden amber IPA with a thin lacing and creamy off white head. In aroma, pungeant floral hops, honey, pineapple, tropical fruits. In mouth, a good biscuitty malt, over funky hops, menthol, rather nice and smooth, lightly oily, Nelson Sauvin touches. Good. On tap at brewpub, 5th Anniversary, April 30th, 2011.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Benelux 5th anniversary.
Aroma : Lots of malt with great floral and fruity citrusy hops. Strong cereals on nose. Hops are slightly green. Extensive lacing.
Taste : Rich malty cereals with resinous and citrusy hops. Lots of malt on the finish with great hops.
Overall : Didn’t feel as hoppy as I aprehended. Malt was quite present. Highly drinkable and very tasty. Maybe this batch was a bit young.
LadySusan (716) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bénélux. The color is a hazy honey with a thick beige head and lace. The aroma is of hops and citrus fruits. The taste also os hops and citrus fruits mostly of pnik grapefruit.It has that super great bitterness of a great I.P.A.. The finish is so good biterness and just enough dryness.This was sooooo good.
lalu (40) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Really strong citrus and pine aroma, boom!
Cloudy yellow with nice thick head that sticks to the glass.
Taste is very bitter load of pine and citrus fruit.
Light bodied, oily hops and good carbonation.
Long bitter finish.
This is the best ipa brewed in Quebec.
I had to re-rate this, they fine tuned this beer and it is a masterpiece!
douglas88 (5168) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. I had to order a pint more of this. Pours a cloudy bright orange color with a medium thick white head. A really nice hoppy fruity nose. The flavor is mellow but strong; sweet Nelson hops, light bitterness, loads of oranges, tangerines and tropical fruit. A very nice IPA.
strowlands8 (170) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of mango and peach. Appearance was golden with some hazy-ness. Taste is similar to the aroma with more fruit flavour coming through, especially the mango, with a bit of grass and a long bitter finish. Sweet beer really never had an ipa that tasted anything like this before.
rodenbach99 (2805) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une belle pinte sur place. Belle bière dorée avec un nez invitant de houblons frais, floraux avec des notes très agréables d’agrumes. En bouche cette IPA est rafraichissante, sèche, bien atténuée, ce qui la rend encore plus digeste. Elle a aussi en bouche comme au nez des goûts d’agrumes. de pamplemousse. Vraiment succulente.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A sharp, dry, grapefruity and very refreshing blonde IPA. Superb brew
How: Tap at brewpub (many times)
The look: Cloudy yellow blonde body toped by medium white head leaving good lacing
In long: Nose is an explosion of grapefruits and a mix-bag tropical fruits. Taste proposes a solid but discreet malt backbone that somewhere between crackers and white bread. Light banana and litchi notes. That is followed by an avalanche of grapefruity hops with a strong but not aggressive bitterness with tropical fruits notes. Overall quite dry, tasty and extremely refreshing. Before this beer was even added to ratebeer I remember writing on a local beer web-site that this was one of the best IPA ever brewed in Quebec. Now a few months later looks like everybody agrees with me. I hate to toot my own horn, but [sound of a trombone playing Randy Travis’ "I Told You So"].
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight cloudy honey blonde hue, with a small white head, nice fruity floral hop citrusy, grassy nose with some pear, litchee, tropical fruit esters, with a hint of fat hop pellets, and some piney, cedary, mild minty accents in the aroma folows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice fruity, intense soapy flowery hop, grassy, leafy, piney, resiny, minty leaf character and with some lemon, grapefruit, lime ring accents upfront, with a faint coniferous, bark tree note, leading towards a fruity, citrusy, minty, grassy, piney, cedary hop bitterness finish.