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Le Cheval Blanc Citra IPA

Le Cheval Blanc Citra IPA
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Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
100% Citra hop India Pale Ale. On tap & on cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
In short: An easy to drink fruity blond IPA that doesn’t overdo anything. Good
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Almost clear amber-blond body topped by a small persistent off-white head
In long: Nose is tropical fruits, some grapefruits and very little of that cat urine I usually associate with Citra hopped beers. Taste has the typical neutral malt backbone of crisp blond IPA, bready and crackery, clean, provides a backbone but doesn’t contribute much to the flavor spectrum. Generous hopping although not a hop-bomb, tropical fruits, exotic fruits, bitter grapefruits, bitterness intensity in the medium range. Medium dry finish. With the number of Citra IPAs coming out these days, this one sure does not stand out, but it remains a very sessionnable beer, more so than so many other Citra IPAs that tend to be over-the-top. And I was at my local pub Cheval Blanc when I realized that the people who bitch about my supposedly “out of control beer drinking problem” are almost always the same people who go to the bathroom leaving their pint of beer unattended on the table.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3674) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2012 Sample, draught, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 8 2012; eye: lightly polished copper, clear, no effervescence, really tiny ring of off-white head; nose: resinous hops, grapefruit, slight malt, citrusy, pine; mouth: resinous hops, grapefruit, slight malt, citrusy, pine, really dry finale in resinous hops, full body, good carbonation, really bitter, lots of astringency, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, Mondial de la Bière, savourée le 8 juin 2012; œil : cuivre légèrement poli, limpide, pas d’effervescence, très petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé; nez :houblon résineux, pamplemousse, très léger malt, citrique, pin; bouche : houblon résineux, pamplemousse, très léger malt, citrique, pin, finale très sèche en houblon résineux, corsée, bonne carbonatation, très amère, plutôt astringente, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (4155) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
Une pinte sur place. Bière ambrée avec un col mousseux imposant. Le nez est un bel amalgame de malt caramel et de houblon Citra. Il y a des agrumes dans ce nez. La bouche est ferme, solide, le malt est bien présent et supporte ce houblons. Un autre succès.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
Draught at Mondial de la Bière 2012, June 8. Pours a clear golden-orange with a small frothy off-white head. Aroma: Simply lots of Citra hops and it smells awesome. Only slightly watery flavour has lots of Citra hops again and a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
[4468-20120608] Tap. Grainy toasted citrus-infused malt aroma. Clear brown amber body with a medium-lasting bubbly off-white head. Toasted citrus grains flavour has a good bitter base. Medium body. Drinkable, great choice for a pint. (8/3/7/3+/15) 3.6
(@ Mondial, Montreal, QC)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
2012-06-08. Crisp dark orange body, small off-white head fades. 3+ Pleasant, mild flavour modest citrusy hops, modest bitterness that grows as you go. Very mild green leafy touches in the aftertaste. 7+ Similar aroma, modest citrus, muted green hops. 7+ Average bodied palate. It is more of an assertive APA than an IPA to my palate, and needs just a touch more citrus for my taste. Solid, very quaffable, this one is clearly meant for pints not samples. Enjoyable. On tap at Mondial, Montreal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
Mondial de la bière 2012 - Bière bien limpide, ambrée et coiffée d’un fin col crémeux laissant une belle dentelle au verre. Des arômes marqués et caractéristiques Citra: du pamplemousse blanc à plein nez! Bien amère. De corps solide, à la texture huileuse et à la douce effervescence, elle se termine sur de longs arômes et une franche amertume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (576) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
Slightly hazy blonde topped by a creamy white head, lasting. Intense grapefruity aromas, backed by a herbaceous notes and a touch of pine. Medium body, good grapefruity bitterness, nice malt backbone and a crunchy bitter finish. Highly enjoyable, straightforward IPA. On cask at the brewpub.

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