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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: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Different from the ’’Étoile du Brasseur’’ series.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7746) - 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.

Bottles.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7638) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6549) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6033) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (5974) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5658) - Montréal-Nord, 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)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy golden color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral hops is pretty intense with some bitter notes. Taste is also dominated by bitter notes with some great floral notes with some citrus undertones. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid rendition of the style with more focus on the floral notes then the bitterness of the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2013
22oz bottle pours a slightly hazy orange with some creamy, lacing white head. Nose of dried citrus peel, grapefruit, lime, light pine, grass, a little cardboard, honey. Flavor is sweet and bitter, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, stale malt, crackers with honey, straw. Full, sticky, bitter finish. Decent enough, but I am not sure if I got the freshest bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4153) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
on tap at bateau de nuit, qc. hazy bright golden, orange tint, with a creamy white head, good retention and lacing. crisp, breadied malts, very hint of toastiness - complex. loads of citrus, tropical fruits, flowers, floral herbalness, hint of pine needles. warming alcohol - very well hidden, dangerously quaffable. average carbonation, prickly fun, medium body - definitely oily, very nice and balanced citrusy medium long finish. big league ipa.


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