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


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   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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (2985) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Le_Beer_Jedi (12) - verdun, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
Sa robe: belle robe doré et trouble les aromes : tout en fleur ca sens la west coast ! Le gout : C’est tout en amtertume , agrumes florales . La final : que dire de plus ca laisse une longue final en bouche qui est tranchante , J’adore !

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Pleasantly strong citrus and floral hops in the nose. Hazy golden body is topped by a generous and long lasting, sticky, white head that coats the glass with lacing. Pleasant balance of sweet malts and strong bitterness. Lots of spicy and floral notes linger in the aftertaste. Wonderful smooth creamy textire with soft bubbled carbonation. Excellent! Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub in september 2012.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGAquino (658) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
From notes at Caskdays 2011. Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a small short lasting foamy white head. Aroma and flavours are citrus and resin, balanced malts. Very nice cask ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7677) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (1950) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
Banane, kiwi, ananas, raisin et un côté résine de pin, bouquet vraiment unique. L’amertume est généreuse, la présence en bouche est robuste, presque crémeuse. Belle surprise.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1223) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Wow, this is a great beer! Pours a light cloudy straw with a pillowy head that lasts and tons of lacing. Nose is big pine and grapefruit. Aromas are grapefruit, pine and maybe some apricot in the back. Hint of floral hops as well. Taste is light sweet with a good bitter finish. More velvety in the mouth than I would expect, but it works! Really nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - 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"].

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5800) - 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.


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