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La Lièvre IPA Impériale

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Brewed by Microbrasserie du Lièvre
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Mont-Laurier, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (62) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
Let this one sit for about a year, and am pleased with outcome. The nose is a soft malt and caramel mixture. The initial taste has a relatively sweet blend of toffee, malt and caramel. Dark fruit - dates, blackberries and figs - soon enter the mix with a slight bitter overlay finishes it off. I agree there is little bitterness expected of an imperial IPA, but as a barleywine/IPA hybrid, its a smooth, tasty sipper.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lesifflebiere (1266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Bière relativement mince, limpide, rougeoyante avec un tout petit peu de mousse ; en nez c’est très malté, on sent du caramel, des sucres divers et un peu de houblons. D’une rondeur extrême en bouche, elle laisse finalement, après de longues secondes, pointer quelque houblon en fin de vague. Trop simple, trop retenue, trop sucrée et trop maltée, elle accomplit l’exploit d’être tout ce qu’une IPA impériale ne doit pas être, tout en étant plutôt agréable au goût. Dichotomie au final pas très payante pour le Lièvre, et par ricochet pour le goûteur appauvri de 11 dollars aussi.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
robinvboyer (3103) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Dark copper pour, small white head. Aroma is sweet, syrupy malts, caramel, and pine resin hops, and some herbal grasses. Mouth feel is a little viscous, carb is very soft. The finish is medium to high bitter, with a sweet, papery malt finish, with some light pine hops. Pretty bad dipa.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cargo150 (578) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Couleur ambrée avec un léger col mousseux. Nez de caramel et de vieux houblons herbeux. En bouche beaucoup de caramel, houblons herbeux, une touche métallique et une moyenne amertume, sur quelques fruits amère qui ne son pas frais. Une des pires IPA impériale que j’ai pris, a coté du style et on dirait que la bouteille avait 1 ans, mais si je regarde la date elle avait seulement 1 mois... Décevant!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (240) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
bouteille de 750 ml d’ambrée. arome léger de pamplemousse et de céréale. au gout petite amertume mais pas trop intense pour une ipa un peu sucré pour balancer l’amertume

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
1 L growler. Bottling date is October 2011...oops. Pours a clear reddish amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is caramel and hops. Flavor is malt, caramel, fruity notes. Finish is very metallic. Lingering cola flavor. Syrupy mouthfeel. Average carbonation. It was probably WAY too old...Don’t worry, I used it for cooking ribs instead of letting it go to waste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bouteille de 1l, robe cuivrée, arôme de houblons, en bouche c’est assez liquoreux, explosion de houblon, belle amertume.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LBarouf (113) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
1000ml Bottle Pours a hazy orange-amber with a large lasting off-white head. Aroma smells nice, it’s spicy along with lots of hops, backed by caramel malt and a bit of alcohol. Flavour’s the same, spicy and hoppy along with caramel malt, alcohol and a somewhat bitter finish. Perhaps a bit too boozy and the finish is a little astringent. Medium bodied. For this brewery this is very good, I’d happily have it again, so maybe it’s a sign this brewery is getting better? I can’t say I like all their beers otherwise. A smaller format would be great as well.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mcberko (6419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
1L swingtop bottle, pours a clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma is very musty, with body odour, sweaty armpits, biscuity malts and no hop presence whatsoever. Flavour of slightly bitter hops (but more appropriate for an APA), biscuity malts, then the weird body odour and sweaty armpits show up. Finishes lightly bitter, biscuity and armpit-like. Not horrendous, but not sure what the hell they were going for here, as it’s way off the mark. Pretty damn poor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
Bière limpide, ambrée et coiffée d’un col crémeux traçant le verre d’une belle dentelle franche. Des arômes de biscuits au beurre, de caramel et de sucre candi. Belle amertume modérée, mais complexe. De corps solide et robuste, elle est néanmoins soyeuse et finement effervescente. Elle se termine sur une belle rondeur maltée et aromatique.


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