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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
L’Assomption, Canada
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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bière légèrement plus alcoolisée aux reflets roux orangés à l'amertume prononcée et au nez floral. Ce classique anglais fut jadis concocté ainsi dans le but de faciliter l'exportation dans les colonies britanniques, entre autres aux Indes, d'où son appellation.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGAquino (658) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2009
From cask at Bar Volo. Cloudy ambar colour sith slight white head. Noticeable citrus and hoppy aroma. Hoppy bitter, sweet malt, and yeasty bread flavour. Balanced aftertaste

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerjoe777 (15) - - JAN 4, 2014
When I can get my hands on this beer I try to buy it all excellent rendition of an IPA picked it up at Bières du Monde in Aylmer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (11874) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
Amber-red colour. Cloudy, with a thick head. Hop aroma is rich with tropical fruit (mango, kiwi, cantaloupe). Rich, deep bitterness and stacks of fruit on the palate, plus a sweet underpinning that is mainly pale malt but with a firm, light crystal malt stickiness. A fat dose of yeast, long and pithy and Orvallish, adds complexity yet somehow avoids impeding the exceptional brightness of this beer. So rich, complex, bright and rewarding, this beer f’n rocks. Simply one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine (5196) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle, Volo. Warm red, hazy with gigantic rocky head. Dry, floral, funk-friendly and aromatic. Soft gentle mouthfeel. Killer Orval and JP-like finish. OMFG this beer is great. DRY with green olive-like bitterness, lemon zest. Complex. Superlative. Memorable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Pours copper with an off white head. Smells of wildflowers, some citrus, some peppery hints, spicy, some funky elements. Tastes citrussy and slightly bitter with some nice dry elements I can’t come up with a god descriptor for and an earthy finish. I’m REALLY liking this brewery’s beers.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Spab (2143) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
Draught at Volo. Pours a rich, cloudy orange-copper with a moderate white-ish head. Strong, complex hoppy nose with more subtle malts. Hops and malts are beautifully balanced in the flavour. Slightly bitter, lasting finish. Simply a superb beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2412) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2007
Bu à Vices et Versa en fut (10 oz). Couleur terre cuite un peu ombragée, petit collet crème. Arome d’houblon très fruité, comme du thé au pêche. Goût un peu fruit, style vergé, petit ameretume plaisant. Solide!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (2895) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2008
On tap at Vices et Versa. Beautiful dark orange, thick creamy white head. Really resiny hops in aroma - same again in taste. Medium to full bodied yet perfectly carbonated and incredibly drinkable. Lots of hops, but lots of malt to balance things out. The best pint I had on my Montreal trip, congrats to the brewer on a very fine effort.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (2392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
Appears to be a 500ml brown bottle. Guessing on the size as there is no label per se, just a white sticker with "Postcolonial IPA 6.5%" handwritten on it. (Hand?)Bottle from Goldorak. Head started to creep out the bottleneck immediately after uncapping. Very heady pour, 2 fingers plus worth of whitish cream, gernerous lacing on the glass. The beer itself is a hazy amber-orange. It absolutely glows when held up to the light. Hoppy aroma, a mix of oranges with grapefruit and lemon peel notes. Flavour was a bit unexpected - sweet orange hop flavours, lemon acidity, drier malts, some spiciness, earthiness, leather, finishes grapefruity. Some other raters noticed it as well (I thought I may have been imagining it), but theres some resemblance to Orval or De Ranke XX in this brew, which is a good thing in my opinion. Excellent beer. It’s beer like this that make trading so rewarding. Thanks again Goldorak.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bedainedebiere (500) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2009
Seen in bottle for the first time today; 8,49$ for 750ml, which is a lot of money for a beer bottled 25 km away from where I bought it, at BDF. Amazing IPA, though, very hoppy. A lot of things in suspension, making it a very hazy reddish-caramel color. At each sips, there seems to be internal tidal waves in the glass, revolving around with the carbonation. Lasting thin layer of foam. Something in the aroma reminds me of that strong glue odor I remember from the crazy monster Dogfish Head 120 minutes, at 21% ABV (it might seem like a problem but I like these two beers so much!). The taste is of citrus hop at first, very dominant and that slowly but aggressivly attacks every part of your mouth, leaving your tongue numb, dizzy and begging for more! Caramelised maltiness and various layers of taste and the hop subtilities make this beer one of the finest IPA I ever had, not too powerful and very subtle everlasting aftertaste.


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