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


on tap

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

tomthompson89's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1968) - Toronto, Ontario, - APR 23, 2012
nice amber pour, billowy head. nose is sweet english malts, some hops but very English in style. flavor is nice again very english, well balanced hops are there but not big like an American IPA but really nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (391) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Golden color, hazy liquid and big head. Strong hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter. Palate with dry finish. Nice IPA

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5054) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Helsdon (325) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hub66 (314) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (834) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10305) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3156) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2015
This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a slightly hazy burnt pale orange color to it. A one finger white foamy head started and dissipated within about a minute and a half. Semi-clingy slightly foamy white lacing started and slid into the beer. The smell started off with sweet pale malts wrapping sweet oranges in and around a light earthy and grassy sweet to super light bitterness. "Soapiness" does tweak its way into the mix. The taste was mostly herbal and earthy sweet through the mix of the oranges and the pale malts. There’s a semi-dry sweet soapiness blending into a super light kick of spice in the aftertaste leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation finishes light showing an ample amount of harshness. Overall, honestly, all of my prior descriptions of the describing this beer tells me, its an English Pale ale in disguise. To me, I don’t mind it, but I can’t see this as an American India Pale ale and find it even hard to fit it into the English side of the India Pale ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
s_r (80) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
Robe ambrée avec une fine mousse. Au nez, c’est plus malté qu’houblonné (étrange pour une IPA). En bouche, même constat. Sucré, malté, mais peu houblonné. Quelques arômes de fruits, et une amertume bien présente. Assez peu intéressant comme IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (943) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
Nice! Clear orange pour with a foamy head - no lacing. Flavour is zesty, grassy and hoppy with a good level of hoppy bitterness and pine.

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