Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Inspiration 11 5.5% abv Citra.
Appearance : Slightly hazy with a small creamy head. Nice lacing.
Aroma : Great floral and citrusy hops. Nice tropical fruits. Fresh and fruity.
Taste : Light caramel with nice malt and floral hops. Nice fruity notes. Resinous and bitter. A bit sticky on finish.
Overall : Intensely hoppy but rather drinkable. Nice tropical fruits coming from the cirta. Not too much caramel. Very well made.
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 Verre de 10 oz, au Siboire, version Citra. Très beau nez de houblon rappelant les fruits tropicaux et les fleurs. Robe ambrée et légèrement trouble, petite dentelle et effervescence assez faible. Assez mince en bouche, de douces céréales caramélisées supportent le houblon fruité, moyennement aromatique. Texture légèrement aqueuse. Finale assez sèche, présentant une amertume résineuse d’intensité moyenne. Une bière intéressante et facile à boire.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Pears and citrus fruit aplenty garnish this IPA’s plump cereals, taking you to a potent resinous bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the amber-y mist.
-This was very drinkable, but the flavor profile didn’t feel as polished as most Siboire brews.
-The resinous bitterness felt a little too coarse for my liking. The same aroma and flavor profile could have lead to a friendlier finish for more drinkability.
-The aromatic potential of this hop variety is truly wonderful.
On tap at the brewpub, as Inspiration 11 (100% Citra).
JulienHuxley (3015) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Copper colored pour with thin white head heavy lacing. Aroma is piney with pink grapefruit, a bit of earth too. Taste is very bitter, lots of piney hops, very hop forward, deliciously unbalanced. Palate is very dry, some alcohol presence. Good IPA.
Sammy (8552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Sheets of lace, a white head on an orange tintedbody with lots of lace left. Hoppy aromas from Williametic. Carbonation right there. Decent IPA but would like a more agreeable mouthfeel. ome orange taste.
Quevillon (2475) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2012 Sample at "La Soirée des Brasseur" beer fest in Shawinigan on August 12, 2012. 100% Zythos hops (#23). Creamy blonde, medium head. Creamy aroma of raw grain, well hopped. Taste of green hops a little sweet and a little spicy, very good bitterness. A very solid and well-hopped IPA, that’s good!
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance:Dark brown,good tan head...
Flavor:Mixe of grapefruit hops and coffe rosted malt...
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber ale covered by a tight and proud off-white foam. Good looks. Biscuity, toasty (and quite cerealic with a certain depth in that department) malt base supports the hop show going on above it all. While not the most perfumey IPA, this boasts a confident sprucey carnival, adorned with orangey notions aplenty. In mouth, their importance is magnified. The hops grow by the sip, entangling the back of the tongue with a rich bitterness, resinous, citrusy, insisting at length. Fresh, tasty and balanced by a full, engagingly carbonated palate. Exemplary IPA, possibly better than any bottled Québec IPA.
Glouglouburp (5998) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A full body nourishing IPA with intense resinous coniferous hopping. Great brew.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy dark golden topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is intense with a lot of coniferous tree, you can smell that beer from a few feet away. Body is full with a lot of toasted cunchy/crisp caramelized cereals. A truckload of assertive confinerous hops with a strong resinous character. A light orange peel sensation. Strong bitterness. Light dryness. This is not a refreshing hop juice beer, this is a nourishing tasty IPA. Wow! This was a kick-ass IPA. Too bad this brewpub is 2 hour drive from my place. Because now I feel like a poor has-been rock star desperately trying to make a comeback, I’m depressed because I don’t have any Inspiration anymore.