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Brewed by Brasserie Dunham
Style: American Pale Ale
Dunham, Canada

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Inspirée des Pale Ales de la côte ouest américaine, notre APA est une véritable célébration du houblon. Légère, sèche et amère, elle présente des arômes d’agrumes typiques des houblons américains Centennial, Cascade & Amarillo. Si vous vous êtes déjà demandé ce que le ciel pouvait goûter, la réponse se trouve dans cette bouteille.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2012
One of the better non american APAs that I have tried. Nice floral, grassy hops that have a slight citrus kick as well. Clean malts and yeast let the hops really shine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Slightly murky orange in colour with a thin white head, light lacing. The aroma is of pale malts, orange citrus, light sweetness. The flavour is quite bitter, lots of citrus hops, good malt balance. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, bitter, hoppy. This is very nice. Excellent hop bite in this one, verging on IPA territory. I want more.

341ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau, Quebec

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Tap. Moderate malt aromas of grain and caramel, heavy pine and perfume for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with a hint of peach in the background. Head is small, frothy, white with excellent lacing and good legs and mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear light amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a tart finish. Well balanced and well rounded IPA. I could drink lots of this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2148) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Pale orange cloudy body. Sweet malt and a touch of pine in the aroma. Taste is initially kind of bitter but fades to a buttery sweetness. Okay.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
341ml bottle from Grand Duc. Batch 2 most likely. 2-3 weeks after release.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with big white fluffy head. Extensive lacing.
Aroma : Crisp citrusy and floral hops. Very sharp and fresh. Freat malt with lots of fruits. Light honey, light yeast.
Taste : Great malt with citrusy and floral hops. As sharp and fresh as the nose. Finish is rather bitter but very fresh and crisp. Floral and citrusy notes. Other fruits too. Light resinous notes. No alcohol.
Overall : Wow. This is a huge surprise. Easily the best APA bottled in Quebec. Hell it even kicks the ass of all the our bottled IPAs. Intense hops on nose, very fresh and refreshing. No alcohol. Awesome fresh taste with a nice bitter kick on the finish. Some fruits seems to be coming from the yeast. At 6.5% with that much hops, it’s probably on the line between APA/IPA (comments ?). Anyone wanting to try this needs to seek this ASAP because it doesn’t seem like a beer that can hold fresh very long. Perfect summer beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2011
Courtesy of SlovakSniper. Poured out a bright yellow gold colour with ultra fine sediment hanging around, a bubbly white cap that lives on as a rim and leaves a smattering of lacing. Straight up bright citrus nose, lemon candy, sort of grapefruit, some pine, deep huffs get me potency, resin, very appealing without being overhopped. Tasty and refreshing - citrusy with good long bitter lingerings. Pine is bigger in the flavour than in the aroma, smooth grapefruit, perfect sweetness and malts that balance very well. It is now in my belly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1970) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2013 Orange, ananas bien enrobé dans un corps juste assez robuste pour une pale ale. Fini sec, amertume douce.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1808) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
341 mL bottle. A rather unappealing hazy brown-yellow. Aroma is nice - C hops. Sweet orange, mostly. The flavour is pretty good as well. Nice bitterness from start to finish. The hops add grapefruit and some resin. Just a touch of caramel. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1716) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle 341ml. Thx JSP. Pours hazy blond with nice creamy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, fruits, pine. Taste is of citrus, pine, fruits. Very bitter. Overall: refreshing, very nice array of citrus and fruits. Heavy on hops. Balance not too shabby.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JAN 8, 2012
#1112 draught; nose is heavy fresh bittersweet hops, citrus, cake, rosehip, feel is mediumfat, carb is mediumheavy, taste is dry lemon, weak bile, apple acids, late fat, velvet hops


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