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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Gatineau, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Creamy, foamy, fresh hoppy aromas, citrus, pepper and evergreen notes. Velvety caramel smooth mouthful, straight as an arrow… Don’t count on its bitterness to behave; palate invasion is its modus operandi!


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Hazy amber. Phenolic and a little bit woody aroma. Sweetish and caramelly, with hints of mint. Too sweet forcthe style and needs a real blast of hop.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1223) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
Tap from bdt. Nose is earthy and grassy with some sweet. Up front In mouth some candy sweet. Backed by citrus and some decent bitterness. Pours orange-red with huge lacing.... Maybe most I’ve ever seen. Medium creamy in mouth with good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2011
A deep copper, pours a frothy eggshell cap. A hoppy nose consists of fresh leafy greens and floral notes. Pine and citrus meet caramel and rye. Tastes ultra hoppy, with good bitterness. Bublegum and caramel, orange and grapefruit, a bit of pine, Very good overall with good lengthy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 16, 2011
On tap at brewpub
Aroma: dry frontal aromatic hops , softer fruity notes behind. Mango and lime.7+
Appearance: hazed amber with lighter beige creamy top.
Body/Flavour/Palate: medium plus bodied with soft top, rich leafy , citric lime like hops. Clean , fresh approach. Smooth pleasant end. Solid brewing.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - JUL 11, 2011
Reddish-brown color, spongy off-white head, very strong hops aroma, very very hoppy taste, medium carbonation, long finish. The hoppy flavor overpowers you.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1474) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
En fût au BDT. Couleur ambrée-orangée, mousse beige assez abondante. Nez de houblon citronné, malt caramel. Très douce en bouche, notes de résine et citron, malt caramélisé. Finale amère mais pas trop...se boit VRAIMENT bien. Très bonne.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4109) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
draught at the brewery. copper with slight haze, nice head. hint of caramel malts, floral and citrusy, medium bodied, moderate finish (length). very nice hoppy profile. good hop-malt balance, hint of sweetness and slight warming alcohol. great brew!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2010
[on tap at brewpub] Nice toffee and caramel aroma. Flavour is dominated by bitterness and potent toffee, with a significant hops flavour. Despite the elevated bitterness up front, the effect fades to a moderately bitter finish. Nice IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1145) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 On tap at the brewpub. Taps a nice dark mahogany with a small beige head. The aroma is awesome, very American reminiscent in character, good piney cascade presence with some toffee malt backing it up. Flavour is much the same with some amazing balance. Delicious caramalt flavour with loads of bitter hop backing. Mouth-feel is perfectly prickly yet still slides down way too easily. I could drink boatloads of this stuff. Respectable rendition of an American IPA. If only this kind of IPA could be made readily available in Ontario...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5936) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
In short: A tasty and highly drinkable resinous and caramelized IPA.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Partly cloudy dark golden body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is strong and very hoppy with a hop signature that feels resinous, leafy and fruity. Body is full and nourishing but the remains highly sessionnable. Taste has a good rich caramel and a whole lot of bittering hops that are very resinous, slightly citrusy and tiny bit pine-tree. Straightforward and very effective example of the style. Hull Quebec is now another good place to get your North-American hop fix. Isn’t it annoying when people act like USA is not the only country in the world eh?


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