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

bottled
common

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unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Mlkluther's rating

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mlkluther (47) - Alberta, - OCT 9, 2013
From Growler station. Pours golden amber colour with whitehead. Nose is very floral. Taste us floral and fruity. Very smooth. Not too hoppy for an IPA. Since I'm not partial to hoppy beer and tens toward stouts and porters - this IPA is drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fhoublon (404) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
Bouteille de 341ml. Dégustée le 5 juillet 2015 (shaker). Bière ambrée limpide. Col mince, beige crème, persistant. Très effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur de miel et de houblon (amertume). Douce, assez sucrée, assez amère. Saveur de pamplemousse. Rafraîchissante, se boit bien. Amertume tranche juste assez, n’est pas gênante.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4242) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2016
16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/21/2015. Pours lightly hazy orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, plum, melon, light pepper, pine, caramel, honey, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, plum, melon, light pepper, pine, caramel, honey, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, pear, apple, plum, melon, pepper, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steven_a (18) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016
Du pamplemousse et de l’amertume sur cet agréable lit de sucre d’orge qui caractérise les Pale Ale de St Ambroise

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (397) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Golden color, hazy liquid and big head. Strong hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter. Palate with dry finish. Nice IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seppblatterwos (8) - - DEC 27, 2015 does not count
Good hop aroma ...pine with hints of citrus. Nice head with clear pale ale olour. Good head and lacing. Tasted balanced with good malty notes and nice bitter flavor. Very sessionable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5394) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Aroma is floral, fruit and light pine. The flavor is fruit, relatively mild pine needles, malts, light grapefruit and a medium and lingeringly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Helsdon (337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Sad. In montreal an all I’m drinking is St. Ambroise, but rain and hunger drove me to it. Pours clear gold-amber minimum head. Cream, mild syrup, and resin nose. Creamy malt cereal with mild sweetness, resin, mild perfume and bitter hop. Not bad overall.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hub66 (347) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2015
couleur jaune orange; petite mousse blanche; arômes et goût maltés et légèrement floraux; un peu trop sucrée et finale moyennement amère; bière intéressante, mais ce n’est pas vraiment une IPA pour moi

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (901) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2015
Visual: Pours translucent toffee brown without much head, a thin hazy layer of retention, sticky half-lacing, clusters of slow steady streams. Nose: sweet toasted caramel malts with a hint of citrus. (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: crisp, incoming malty sweet Mid-palate: creamy body, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel, toasted barley malt, hint of citrus Finish: soft subtle bitter hops, citrus overtones, clean lingering bitter hopped finish. Summary: All-in-all very smooth and drinkable malty IPA. Not a whole lot of hop character but exceptionally drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10692) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2015
473ml can. Can is about 4 months old. Nice clear amber orange pour, big foamy off-white head. Aroma is grainy and sweet peppery/herbal hops, big yeast note, decidedly english and old-school. Lighter oxidation, not too bad, nougat and toffee, almost a berry character too. Flavor is fruity, spicy, herbal, not the most bitterness but some, yeast estery,butterscotch, a bit oversweet. It really is an English style ipa and fits into that category, has a sweetness and in the case of my can a light freshness issue but it is decent.


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