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Brewed by Microbrasserie Pit-Caribou
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
L’Anse-à-Beaufils, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Different from the ’’Étoile du Brasseur’’ series.


SlovakSniper's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4378) - Candiac, Quebec, - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Une bouteille comme un petit clin d’œil à Stone. Une robe dorée qui n’est pas voilée et qui se coiffe d’une mousse blanche qui résiste et laisse une dentelle éparse. Un nez nord-américain. Des houblons floraux, des agrumes, du sapinage et autres arbres à aiguilles qui s’étendent sur un sucré de malt capable de rendre la chose très intéressante. Des saveurs de résine, de grains crus, de pamplemousse encore bien jeune, d’oranges très amères, de fleurs décapantes et d’herbes voraces qui cherchent, en vain, une quelconque lueur sucrée. Une bouche qui présente un corps solide avec un bon apport de bulles et une texture huileuse. Une finale verte, forte, résineuse, herbeuse, intense, collante, carabinée, vive, végétale, énergique et sclérosée par ses insatisfactions maltées. D’un point de vue strictement hédoniste, une bière difficile à boire par son caractère extrêmement amer et par son corps très et trop lourd. Un nez vraiment intéressant mais des saveurs durcies par une avalanche granuleuse et par une incontrôlable pulsion houblonnée.//Une deuxième bouteille de ce supposé copycat. Cette fois-ci, une démonstration esthétique plutôt ordinaire : une mousse tombante dans mon verre d’Arrogant Bastard Ale. Au nez, des herbes, des fleurs et des grains pâles contournés par des parfums minimalement fruités. Honnêtement, peut-on parler ici d’une renversante représentation olfactive? Sur les papilles, le travail houblonné s’amorce dans cette continuité florale et herbacée. Je tente de percevoir le génie derrière les cultivars. Je me pète même la tête sur le comptoir de ma cuisine pour secouer mes sens. Rien à faire. Je ne trouve pas le facteur impressionnant qui anime tant de personnes. Enfin, comme tous les goûts sont dans la nature et que je n’ai pas bu toutes les IPAs de cette planète, je m’efforce de croire que cette offrande de Pit Caribou s’arrime sur mes papilles comme une poignée de sable dans mes bobettes.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2582) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
660ml bottle from Dépanneur La Duchesse d’Aiguillon in Quebec City, Quebec. Golden orange in colour with a lingering white head, good lacing. Aroma is of pine, grassy, some citrus and malts. The flavour is of citrus hops, pine and cedar, resinous, grapefruits. Thick mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long with lots of citrus hops. This is a big IPA that has tonnes of flavour. A very good American hopped IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (637) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Slightly hazy orange amber with a small lingering off white head. Strong citrus and pine nose with some light caramel and honey. Light toffee sweetness under a big bitterness of citrus and tropical fruits. Floral hints rise as it warms. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation and a long lingering bitter finish. True to the style.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (4855) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2015
22oz fresh bomber from Youri Levesque drunk 10/18/15.
Light amber liquid shows very little carbonation building a small white head that is poorly retained. Very clear, nothing on the bottom. Uh oh, seems rather filtered/force carbonated.
The nose contains dank, deep forest-like hop notes pitted against more aggressive grapefruit and pine. Caramel and vanilla in the background show a bit more use of non-pale malts than I’d prefer (ie. any use at all). No alcohol or flaw.
Sure enough, a rather lazy, loose carbonation in the mouth, with a bit too much sweetness, dry toffee and almost sourdough-like maltiness clashing with the resinous, pine and grapefruit laden hoppiness. Iced tea-like flavors and even a passing bit of metal? Doughy yeast notes do not seem fresh or charming here. Caramel, grapefruit, resin. End. Hey Pit Caribou, 2004 called, it wants its IPA back....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1695) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2015
Hazy amber orange body with low head. Aroma is fruity, pineapple, mango. Taste has very high fruity bitterness. Earthy. Peach, tangerine. Long lasting oily bitterness. Body is full, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4100) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle at a tasting. Really good classic IPA. All about the hops, intense, juicy, tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1438) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 17, 2015
650 ml bottle shared by Cuso at Bratislava Tasting, thanks!
Amber, hazy body, with a quite small, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, resin, orange zest, some biscuit.
Taste follows this, with a pretty strong, dry bitterness.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes very bitter, very dry, zesty, a bit piney, a bit herbal.

Nice one. Lots of fruity hops, but too bitter and dry for me. I prefer it more balanced. Still a very characterful IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (375) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden colour. Aroma mostly hops, fruity, resiny. Some bisquity notes. Taste is hops, brutal bitter. Maybe a bit harsh. Overall good one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6877) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle at tasting, Gurthnar’s place, kindly donated by Puskhinwow. Hazy amber orange color with medium white head. Strong citrus hoppy aroma with caramel. Strong hoppy taste with caramel malt, spices. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (1577) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 17, 2015
650ml bottle shared by Cuso at Bratislava RB Tasting, big thanks. dark orange hazy color, small white head. smells pines, light sweetness, citric, light grass, obvious malt backbone. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of pines, some sweetness, fruits, rather soapy, grass, herbs, some spices. finishes with pines and herbs and some citric notes, rather bitter. hops a bit oldish. rather soapy. overall decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (2643) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle at Joined Slovak&Austian ratebeer session 10/2015. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of orange, malt, caramel, honey. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, extra hoppy, honey, orange, some vegetables. Extra bitter aftertaste.


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