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Brewed by Le Bilboquet
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Intense et légèrement fruitée, digne d’un conquérant, cette bière est à l’image du personnage qu’était le Colonel - imposant, droit et au service de la noblesse. Crainte par les uns et acidulée par les autres, cette India Pale Ale saura apaiser vos tourments.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1626) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
Bouteille 500 ml. 5.5%. Couleur ambrée orangée. Arômes de houblon floral et malt. Goût léger de caramel et malt grillé. Une amertume assez faible pour une IPA, qui est pour moi un plus. Très bonne.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
Bière IPA de 5.5% d’alcool, bouteille de 500mL, couleur avec teinte légèrement rosé, très dense et mousseuse, fortement houblonné, mousse formant une dentelle sur les parois du verre.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
Pours amber/maroon, slightly hazy. Beige head. Aroma is somewhat yeast heavy (for IPA’s, anyways), with some caramel, nuts and grass. Taste is grassy, with some vegetables. Sweet malts as well. Slight apple taste coming from the yeast. Not what I like from IPA’s, but those makes an interesting style exercise. Weak finish, especially for an IPA. Frankly, I was disappointed, though it was nice to taste a non-cascade IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
500mL bottle from Trappe Fromage. Pours a nice hazy amber with a smal khaki head. Aroma is mainly malty, sweet caramalt, apples, that weird Quebecois candy element, not much else. Flavour actually has some hops, mixed in with a lot of sweetness. Not a mess and not bad, but where’s the rest of the hops? I get some bitterness in the finish, but I’m starting to see some disturbing patterns in these Quebec IPA’s. Mostly malt and esters, featuring hops in a brief cameo performance. Dryness is really from the yeast. Feels decent though, I like the natural carbonation thing and it’s still a tasty beer, just could do with more generous hopping in the brewing process. Cool bottle label.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3706) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2010
En bouteille de 500 ml. Couleur ambrée/orangée voilé. La mousse beige est imposante et une bonne dentelle reste collée aux parois du verre. Au nez, on découvre des houblons (effluves florales et végétales, fond résineux) et des grains maltés doux et sucrés. En bouche et sous le palais, le liquide libère principalement des saveurs de malt caramel (sucre d’orge) et de légères saveurs d’agrumes. Le liquide est de moyenne corpulence et sa texture est douce. Amertume collante en arrière-goût.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LadySusan (721) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
500ml. bottle from Peluso. The color is amber with a thin off white head. The aroma or lack of it is hops. The taste also of hops, citrus fruits ,herbs and some malt.The finish is weak not enough bitterness for an I.P.A.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (2799) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 There is a sweet malty aroma with hops overall dominating. There is a nice head with a clean ruby amber color. The IPA flavor is subtle in comparison to an American microbrew, but the flavor of sweet and bitter clean malts/hops shine through. Not flavored as the Canadian IPA norm tastes, but still hints of it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3236) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2010
Sample, tasted at Oktoberfest de Mascouche, savoured on September 12 2009; eye: orangey, hazy, nice effervescence, nice creamy beige head; nose: hops, malt, caramel, resinous hops, citrusy; mouth: hops, malt, caramel, resinous hops, citrusy, light caramel, finale all in hops with presence of malt-caramel, average carbonation, slightly sweet, medium body, rather bitter; overall: quite likable FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bue à l’Oktoberfest de Mascouche, savourée le 12 septembre 2009; oeil : orangée, trouble, belle effervescence, belle couverture de mousse beige crémeuse; nez : houblon, malt caramel, houblon résineux, citrique; bouche : houblon, malt caramel, houblon résineux, citrique, léger caramel, finale toute en houblon avec présence de malt-caramel, carbonatation moyenne, très légèrement sucrée, corps moyen, plutôt amère; en résumé : bien aimé

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
500ml bottle
Appearance : Clear amber with a small head. Head retention is short.
Aroma : Malty sweet and hoppy. A bit veggy. Earthy and mineral. A bit fruity. Hints of alcohol and toffee
Taste : Malty and quite sweet. some mineral and earthy hops. Cooked vegetables. Finish is slightly bitter with hints of alcohol, hops and cooked vegetables.
Overall : Ok beer but nothing really interesting to me. Still well done in its style I guess.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle [500ml] courtesy of JulienHuxley. Pours a hazy, very bubbly, orange-amber with a large lasting frothy off-white head. Decent lacing. Aroma of light floral hops and caramel malt, slightly musty, along with some fruit and grass. Flavour of cereal grain, caramel malt, light floral hops, nuts and a light vegetal note. Decent dry bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Not bad, not great, just O.K.


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