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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Kumquat IPA. Formerly known as ’Fortunella’.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9789) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice fruity malt with light pepper and catty hops. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with loads of catty hops, grapefruit, alcohol, intense. On tap at Mondiale 2013, May 31 2013.
Earlier Rating: 3/9/2013 Total Score: 3.6
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, good biscuit malt with good dose of floral hops, kiwi, orange pulp. In mouth, a smooth IPA with nice floral hops, grapefruit pulp. fruity notes, oily mouthfeel, catnip notes, well done. On tap at DDC, Feb. 22 2013.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
Mondiale 2013. Formerly known as Fortunella. Light orange and lacy. Funky yeast.OK drinkability, not really up to speed as an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Tap at Wvrst. Golden-amber pour with a thick white head. The aroma is quite citrusy - orange/lemon and a bit of soft hoppy spice. Clean malt profile and an assertive bitterness. Clean and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8025) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Botte thanks to Pierre. Pours orange gold white head. Nose and taste of sliced kumquat, lime, sticky orange peel, resin and caramel malt. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
2013-05-30. Lightly hazy golden orange body with a modest white head. 3+ pleasant hoppy aroma, sort of grapefruity tropical fruit melange. 7+ Flavour is similar, nice hoppy melange, notes of tropical fruit, grapefruit, lemon peel. 7++ Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Quite enjoyable. On tap at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2014
Draft @ ML Fontainas, Québec event. De couleur légèrement orangée, col crémeux blanc cassé. Arôme offre un bouquet restant assez belge avec un fruité d’agrumes de Kumquat. En rétro, une pointe d’abricot fermenté. Palais montre de suite ses 7.2% avec une pointe d’alcool réchauffante. Profil houblonné restant dans un ton noble avec une levure rappelant ici aussi uns tyle belge. Malt pâle, cara avec en fin de bouche un houblonné plus poussé qui laisse des notes de pin, pamplemousse et toujours ce côté abricot fermenté.Kumquat se montre par un petit ajout agrume légèrement amer-fruité. Fini sec avec une impression de double plus que d’IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 26, 2013
On tap at Blind Tiger with Andy, Max, Nicole, Jen, and Dad for the Dieu du Ciel event. Pours a clear gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Soft caramel, light citrus and fuzzy musk. Medium bodied with some sweet caramel. Lots of melon and tropical fruit. Somewhat sweet. Long delicate grapefruit on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6035) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
On tap at Keg n Cork, pours a clear golden orange with a small white head. Nose brings out lots of piney and resinous hops, and a dry crisp malt backbone. Flavour is exceedingly well-balanced, revealing citrus hops, resin, maybe a touch of the kumquat, and a dry malt backing. Perfect balance and super high drinkability. Excellent IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
[Draught at Mondial 2014, Montreal] Pours a cloudy gold with an average size lasting frothy white head. Piney, resiny hop aroma, quite fruity as well. Nice hoppy flavour, piney and fruity with a bit of grain and a moderate to big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
In short: An intense fruity blond IPA for the bitterness lover.
How: Tap at brewpub, when it was very fresh, the first week of its initial release (late rating).
The look: Cloudy blond-orange body topped by a medium white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is juicy citrusy and tropical fruits. The aroma is very fruity but not to the point of feeling like it is made with a fruit (which it is), I know many "normal" IPAs that smeIl as fruity as this one. Taste is something else. A medium-sweet fruity attack followed by a monster bitterness of high intensity. I never had a Kumquat before (the fruit used in this IPA) but I didn’t think the beer smelled or tasted unusual, in the aroma and taste I noted plenty of orange flesh, mangos, peaches, grapefruits and such. All I know is this IPA was bitter as hell, not sure if the bitterness comes from the Kumquat, the hop bill or both. You’ve got to love bitterness to love this beer, I love bitter IPAs and I loved this over-the-top original creation. I had long conversations with the people at the bar while drinking six pints of this beer because if there is one thing I like to do when I go to the pub for a pint is to drink six of them (and I hate when people talk to me).


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