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Benelux Sabotage
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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: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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American IPA


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (3394) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
First beer i tried at the mondiale this year. A great orange/golden pour. Absolutely amazing aroma of juicy citrus fruit. Loads of grapefruit, and touches of pine resin. Medium bitterness intensse grapefruit and resinous hops aftertaste. This is a serious west coast ipa, awesome!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3216) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
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 FRANÇAIS 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (721) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lalu (40) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6850) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strowlands8 (178) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3467) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2010
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
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"].


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