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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 150   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, - APR 18, 2013
A good everyday beer. In my mind, closer to an APA than an IPA, not very powerful in bitterness, but very well balance. Because it’s a McAuslan, the price is more affordable making it a very good "fridge" beer. Well done.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stef73 (209) - - AUG 25, 2014
de couleur oranger onsens tout de suite les agrume on bouche c est tres bon comme ipa

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1978) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery terrace as a sample. IPA a clear copy with a slick mouthfeel & a somewhat sweet and malty with light hoppiness. Average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (529) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
Three things. First, the review below mine confuses me. If you don’t understand and/or like a certain style of beer because it demonstrates traits of the style then why bother? Second, bought this at the beer store in toronto & let’s face it, the LCBO isn’t the problem in this province, its the lameness of capitalism known as the beer store. Sure the LCBO has its problems, but at least their shelving practices are fairer than the beer store (plus I prefer $ going to education & healthcare instead of an international macro beer corporation). Thirdly, this label shouldn’t be green (hops) it should be brown (malts). This IPA -- while an ok sipper -- is nothing more than a middle of the road central Canada IPA. It’s a malt bomb.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fullers (252) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottles purchased at Beer Boutique in the Distillery District. Sharp citrus aroma. Crisp head on amber body. Taste sharp and bitter, fairly challenging. I have problems with the bitterness of this beer style and this was for me a problematic beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (326) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
2014/07/21 - Pours a clear, burnt orange colour, with a medium, soapy, off white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel, honey, tropical fruits, citrus, floral hops, cereal and mild pine. Taste is caramel, honey, biscuit, mild pine and citrus/tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with average carbonation and a mildly bitter/mildly sweet finish. Slightly drying. Not terrible, but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (884) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, medium white head. Mild grain and citrus aroma. Medium body with a sweet flavor and a mild finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (625) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Wonderful aroma of a citrus, great looking beer, caramel color, nice head. Extremely bitter taste with an oily bitter palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
[Draught at Pub D’Orsay, Quebec City] Pours a nice deep orange with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Some lacing. Aroma of slightly resiny hops, tropical fruit and bready malt in the back. Flavour has a decent amount of hops, tropical fruit, bready malt and a long moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good IPA, better then I expected, I’d drink it again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (672) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Un couleur très pale cuivre avec une mousse moyenne beige qui reste assez longtemps. L’arôme est d’houblon mais il est aussi très herbeux. D’abord il y a un peu du malt mais c’est remplacé tout de suite avec l’houblon herbeux. La finition et sec avec une bonne amertume. Beaucoup de carbonization pour un IPA et, selon moi, un peu léger en bouche pour le style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2643) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Reddish pour from draft at bevo in old Montreal. Carmel and malty IPA again. Seems to be the IPA flavor of Montreal. Just ok. More like a hoppy red


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