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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: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American IPA


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36091) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours almost clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity hoppy, grapefruity and citrusy. Bitter, grapefruity and citrusy. Dry and lingering fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (13668) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
On tap @ Benelux. Hazed orange pour with sticky white foam. A lot of citrus fruits but sort of a sticky, sweet banana thing to it. Pretty nice aroma overall, though. Slight celery note to the palate kind of ruins it, though. Flavor has a good citrus peel bitterness, some bread, sweet apricot, and grass. A little "Belgiany" on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11237) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at Benelux, pours a cloudy golden yellow with a large white head. Aroma of pungent resinous hops, some tropical fruits and sufficient caramel malt backing. Flavour is quite wild and funky for an IPA, with horse blanket, herbally hops, some grapefruit peel, and enough mat simply to back. Very pleasant bitterness and funk that linger. An atypical wild and funky, but also unmistakeable, IPA. Excellent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Draught @ Mondial de la bière Montréal 2015, Montréal, QC
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grass and grape. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus, grape and grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
Cask Days 2011, hop aromas attrative. Appearance above average for a cask lots of bubbles on a golden body. A good bitterness and decent drinkability. Nice cask.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
Pale golden pour. Cask. The aroma has a lot of lemon peel and some bright herbal hoppiness. Lots of dry hop character and a heavy hop bitterness. A little bit oily and resiny. Very tasty stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
2011-10-30. Lightly hazy golden body, small frothy white head. 3+ Modest hoppy aroma has a light leafy character, and a modest citrus melange. 7+ Flaovur is similar, modest green leafy hops are pleasant, modest bitterness throughout, lemon and grapefruit seed in the finish. Average palate. Enjoyable, quite drinkable but I’d like it even more with a bit more of the citrus. Cask Days 2011, Toronto

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Pineapple, pink grapefruit, mangos and pears burst from this tropical India Pale Ale’s outgoing personality, undulating into a resinous hop bitterness after having been taken back to the ground by friendly pils malt subtleties.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Many tufts of foam bulge from the cloudy orangey blond, drawing lots of lacing on the pint glass.
-Have I said this was a terrific hoppy quencher? This was a terrific hoppy quencher.
-The soft mouthfeel brought forth by the lean body and natural carbonation makes this feel like a low gravity brew. Really dangerous!
-The hoppy finish develops coniferous angles, and makes you imagine tree bark and forest floors. Almost as magical as the fruity aroma.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
[4057-20111030] Cask. Sweaty orange peel hops aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Juicy lemon orange peel flavour has some bitter grassy hops. Medium body. Quite tasty. (7/3/9/4/16) 3.9
(Cask Days 2011 @ Hart House; Toronto, ON)


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