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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kumquat IPA. Formerly known as ’Fortunella’.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
4th October 2014
Hazy orange - gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and fairly dry. Fine carbonation. Mildly creamy malts, dry cream. Bitter yeasty floralness. Nice touch of orange - tangerine and a trace of crystallised fruits. Finishes dry and bitter. Nice fruits but the bitter yeasty floralness is annoying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft, Snallygaster. Medium white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, kumquat, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, kumquat, grapefruit, light bread. Medium-full body, light stickiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Keg at BD CJ - London. Pours mostly clear yellow-gold with a frothy white head. Pleasant aroma with notes of pale bread, tangerine, melon, perhaps kumquat. Medium sweet flavor with some pale biscuits, hay, lemon rind, more melon, faint grass. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Decent balance on the finish, some floral hops, rindy citrus, more biscuity pale malts, husky grains. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average to large white frothy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex and earthy yeast aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where exceeded.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10139) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9116) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Keg at BD Camden, 30/09/14. Almost clear orange/golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is bitter orange, tangerine, hoppy juice, light pine, mandarin, straw. Taste comprises orange pith, tangerine, apricot, light pine, fresh grass, soft bready notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a juicy hop fanfare at the finale. Decent enough IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8726) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8593) - , 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Slender honeyed malts are basking in tropical fruit before resinous hops seal this smooth, velvety Fruited IPA creation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the shiny blond haze. Sun shining through morning mist.
-The kumquats and hops are perfectly harmonious.
-Drinkability is quite high.
-Resinous bitterness is moderate but just.

On tap at the brewpub.


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