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


on tap

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Different from the ’’Étoile du Brasseur’’ series.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
650mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a hazy dark golden orange with a small off-white head. Nose brings out lots of orange fruits, candied sugar, and toffee -- seems over-malted for an IPA. Flavour is thankfully more hoppy and dry, and less sweet, bringing out notes of piney hops, a touch of candied oranges, and grapefruit. Quite bitter, dry and juicy on the finish. High drinkability - very refreshing on this hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 My Bottom Line:
This authentic American-style IPA focuses on its resounding hop resins to latch on the taste buds, as citrusy tips and svelte cereals add depth.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces around the hazy blond, lacing nicely all the way down the pint glass.
-The lasting hop resins contribute lots of bitterness. This is hopheads only.
-The citrusy component is not overt, as it can be in many American IPAs, but it IS there throughout.
-A bit rough, but every bit the West Coast IPA; this could easily come from Oregon or Washington State.
-The nose could be cleaner in its presentation of hop aromatics.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
2013-09-01. Lightly hazy bright orange body foamy white head. 3+ Aroma of leafy green vegetation. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout and quite green and leafy. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. I did not particularly care for it. Bottle shared by a friend at board games night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle shared at RBAG 2013. Orange amber with a fine particulate cloudiness and a creamy off-white head. Aroma is pleasant citrus and tropical fruit with sweet underlying malts. Fruity hop character, sweet malts, minerally dryness in the bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Tderoeck Orangée, col fin blanc. Arôme est agrumes, malté, pamplemousse avec un rétro apportant une finesse douce herbacée et une fine note de résineux. Palais est malté, caramel, pâle, pointe agrumes, pamplemousse pour une amertume plaisante. Retrouve le caractère efficace des houblons type C ponctué par un léger résineux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7663) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle - Orange and tons of resin. Clear gold with no head. Resin and chalky with a well balanced bitterness. Decent but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2014
sample at Festbiere du Quebec, Quebec City, orangish pour, fuller bodied. citrusy & piney hops, solid bitterness, substantial malty backbone but it still let hops shine. Nice IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
[Bottle (660ml)] Pours a hazy golden-orange with a small lasting fizzy/frothy tan head. Aroma is nice and fruity along with a good amount of hops, a hint of spices and a touch of yeast. Lovely flavour, so fruity and hoppy -- there’s some alcohol there but it’s reasonably well hidden. Nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. I loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
Bouteille de 660 ml achetée chez Depan-Express (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et d’houblons résineux. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de pin. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #4745)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
In short: A typical west-coast IPA made in Quebec. Mission accomplished.
How: Bottle 660ml, consumed fresh a few days after purchase.
The look: Slightly cloudy golden body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention.
In long: Nose is seriously hoppy, citrusy, resinous, floral. Taste is very richly caramelized creamy bready malts, a bite in a pastry, a whole lot of juicy citrusy hops (oranges & grapefruits mainly), some green pine needles, plenty of hops resin. Bitterness level in the medium-high range. The beer remains somewhat refreshing despite being richly caramelized and rather resinous. Full body with a lively carbonation. One of the rare true American style hop-fix available in bottles to drink home in the brewpub-land that is the province of Quebec. Nothing original here, I’ve had beers like this south of the border many many times, but rarely north of the border. With good west-coast IPAs like this one bottled in Quebec it is becoming hard to know whether you are in Quebec or in California, if you see snow falling you are in Quebec, if you feel an earthquake you are in California, if you get both you are in a snow globe.

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