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St. Ambroise India Pale Ale

Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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India Pale Ales were brewed in the 19th century with long sea travel in clipper ships across the equator to India in mind. In order to endure these rigours, the beers were high in alcohol and brewed with plenty of hops. The hops provided a spicy bitterness balancing the malt and maintaining the quality of the ale through the natural antibacterial properties of hops. McAuslan has brewed a classic IPA using a blend of pale and specialty malts giving the beer a New World Twist.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (419) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
D’une couleur orangés translucide avec un beau col assez résistant. Nez typique de houblons bien floral avecu ne petite touche d’agrumes. En bouche c’est très bien balancé, une bonne IPA classque qui ne révolutionne rien sur une moyenne amertume. Je ne suis pas décu de cette bière mais c’est du déja vu!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (436) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2014
From 341 ml bottle. Pours a perfectly clear amber with a one-finger white head that really lasts. Fine carbonation. Aromas of pine, lemon, honey, crusty bread, flowers and caramel. Taste is gently sweet at the front, but a firm pine resin bitterness soon kicks in. There’s more sweetness at the end but tempered by some spice and lemon zest. Medium bodied with a gently spicy aftertaste. Refined and balanced. A nicely understated IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickTheRick (193) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
Une jolie robe d’un doré lumineux et limpide se laisse tendrement dominée par une généreuse mousse blanche. Des fines bulles par milliers jaillissent du fond du verre. Un nez invitant de houblons résineux est toutefois gâché un tantinet par une odeur de beurre un peu désagréable. Heureusement, ce petit bémol est de courte durée et ne se répète pas en bouche. L’amertume est discrète, mais soutenue, et est rehaussée par une pointe citronnée en finale. Un goût de caramel vient équilibrer le tout. Cette bière plus "mainstream" est très intéressante pour les non-initiés aux joies du houblon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (286) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Pours an amber body with a tall off-white head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, pine, toasted grain, and citrus. Flavor of caramel, resiny pine, bread, florals, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Couleur doré, nez houbloné, céréales grillés. Au goût, c’est une attaque d’amertume. Il y a une finale sucrée caramel. Style anglaise SANS le coté floral fruité et floral

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentDamon (270) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
La St-Ambroise IPA a une couleur blond doré, avec une mousse correcte. Nez qui met en vedette des notes sucrées de petits fruits rouges sûrs. Un peu étonnant pour le style. En bouche maintenant, pas mauvais : notes de caramel, d’agrumes. Bel équilibre du sucre et du houblon. Sans aucun doute, cette bière a voulu respecter à la lettre le style, ce qui fait une bière plus ou moins originale, mais très bonne. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (398) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with some caramel character and paired with fragrant hopiness Taste :distinct but not overpowering bitterness. Some roasted malt flavors detected. Nice to see base malts comming through in an ipa Appearance : clear gold body with frothy head

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (982) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Can. Pours a dark golden with a medium white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is floral hops over a caramel base, a little fruity/citrusy. Taste is moderately sweet with a nice bitter kick. Flavors of caramel for the most part and unfortunately a little butter. Nothing dramatic, though. Finishes on some clean bitter notes. Body is medium, carbonation too. Mouthfeel is oily but not in the typical way, not sure I can convey that into words.... Bah, lets say "super-oily". Nice one, not too complex though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skrae (3) - - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
Im a huge ipa lover so I might be a little biased when it comes down to ipa’s. Great beer. Strong ipa. Gets you nice and toasty with a 6.2 alc. Vol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2252) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle. Amber with a loose white head. Earthy aroma with butterscotch, peach, kumquat marmalade, white pepper. Oily, low carbonation. Sweet and fruity with more peach and orange than caramel. Fairly strong bitterness struggles a bit to break through. Peppery with fleshy citrus at the end. From the hearty end of IPAs.

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