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Gainsbourg Côte Ouest

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Brewed by Gainsbourg
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Gatineau, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Côte Ouest est une IPA Blonde qui s’inspire des IPA Californienne. Le Brassage débute avec une bonne dose de houblons Américains à l’ébullition. Ensuite on utilise le Hop Back remplit à pleine capacité pour en extraire le maximum d’arômes. Et pour terminer en beauté on dry-hop 3 fois avec un mélange de Amarillo, Citra et Centennial ce qui en résulte une bière aromatique avec une texture résineuse et balancée avec une bonne amertume.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
codfishh (180) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
From a 500ml bottle, hazy straw yellow thick creamy white head, lots of lacing. Aroma big hop aroma grass, tangerine, some resin. Flavor malt honey and crackers. More citrusy hop flavor. Finish is dry. Medium body medium carbonation. Delicious beer!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a veiled copper-golden with a thick, resilient white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, lime. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon, lime. Finish is...same. Some pine tree and resin. Very bitter. Lingering residual sugars, nice citrusy bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4340) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
Une bouteille de 500 ml offerte par mon frère le jour de sa fête. Un liquide qui montre une robe complètement investie par des millions de particules. Le nez de jus d’orange et de fleurs, d’aiguilles de pin et de papayes molles me plaît bien. Au goût, le jus est fruité, vitaminé, acidulé, floral, facilement aimable mais sans facteur «wow». En bouche, le corps est moyen-faible avec un pétillement modéré et une texture légèrement huileuse. La finale est plaisante, fruitée, juteuse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speedy_Charly (192) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Bouteille de 500ml (oui, bouteille...enfin!!!) au Marché des Brasseurs. Blonde pâle et trouble surmontée d’un mince col de mousse blanche qui laisse une fine dentelle. Arômes de fruits tropicaux (pêches, mangues) sur des notes de houblon légèrement sapiné et frais. L’amertume est beaucoups plus présente en bouche qu’au nez. Liquide moyen de corps, il attaque les gencives avec une amertume sapinée plus importante que le 45 d’IBU ne laissait présager. Les fruits tropicaux remontent à la surface à mesure que la bouche s’assèche et laissent une longue finale de pêches/mangues qui remontent aussi en rétro olfaction. Pas essayé la version pression au pub, mais cette version bouteille fera sûrement des adeptes...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4524) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle (500 ml) at home. Split 2-ways. Clear bright golden with a medium fully lasting white head leaving good lacing. Aroma is nicely hoppy (leafy and melony) but like mathieuc noticed the alcohol is surprisingly present for a 7% abv IPA. Taste is also melon and leafy hops forward with a good malt backbone that is solid but doesn’t take the front role but here again the alcohol is a tad too present for my liking. There’s also a mild spiciness as well as mangoes and tropical fruits. Medium body. Medium carbonation. A bit oily mouthfeel. Finish is a tad hot but also dry. It’s good, but with the alcohol toned down a bit it would be really good. Nice hop mix.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2644) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
Pours a hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of melon, leafy hops, slight alcohol and quite fragrant. Taste is lightly sweet and moderately bitter with fruity hops and melon again. Slight bubblegum/perfume. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel is vaguely sticky. Alcohol shows a bit too much for a 7% brew. Not bad at all but maybe a bit too big for its own good. Can we get a session IPA next?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (545) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Pour is burnt orange with a fluffy white cap that leaves some great lace. Nose is.....very orange-y. Orange and orange rind and orange blossom and orange juice. I know exactly what reviews below mean by old/overripe tangerines. There's also grapefruit, fresh flowers, and some biscuity malt. Floral hops come through even more on the taste. This stuff is really weird because I feel like it's baby steps away from being great, and also baby steps away from being undrinkable. I like these guys, but this stuff might need a little tweaking. Still weirdly drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CurbDog (99) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Big fluffy white head. Hazy straw colour. Green apple / Acetaldehyde. Very disappointing flavour and aroma, especially for something that has been dry hopped three times. Very weak / non existent hop presence besides the bitterness. Can’t believe this is the same beer I’ve had on tap, normally fantastic. This batch is either off or they are having issues with bottling.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Minderbinder (2966) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2015
On tap on the premise. Pours very hazy blond with low white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of alcohol, turpentine, fusels, weird tangerines (hops?). Taste is of alcohol, melt plastics, turpentine, iodine, rotten clementines. Fruits, bitterness. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Hard to drink. Not for me, something seems wrong.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (6538) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
on tap on the premises. cloudy if not milky light golden with a small white cap, not quite reviving nor lacing. danky clementines, almost rotten mandarines, grapefruit, melons, doughy and chewy pale cereals. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily and smooth; balanced melon-citrusy finish. needless to say, it is unique. or something happened in the process.


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