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

bottled
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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


swiseman's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swiseman (427) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, - NOV 3, 2013
Strong hop aroma; golden orange colour. Medium mouthfeel. Lots of grapefuit with prominent fresh hops on the finish. overall, strong bitterness


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reimer96 (1217) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Pours a clear golden copper with a small white head. Aroma of pine, caramel and sweet pale malts. Taste is sweet pale malts, caramel, pine and light resin with a smooth bitterness. Balance is towards malts and this is a bit too sweet for an ipa. An addition of hops would make this a good base for a double.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
On tap at bent elbow. Moderately bitter and floral IPA with a medium malt backbone. Pretty good, wish it was on cask.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
Amber,large,lasting beige head.small intense bead.Nose of salty hops,light diacetyl. Odd hop bitterness in finish. Unblended

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
473 ml can. Pours a clear amber with moderate head. Aromas of pine and candied grapefruit, toasted malts and rubber. Flavors of sweet malts, toffee, and pine. Bitter finish. Nice enough but pretty standard stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stef73 (213) - - 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 (2045) - 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 (543) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
Three things. First, the review below mine confuses me. If you donít 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 & letís face it, the LCBO isnít 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 shouldnít 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. Itís 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 (331) - 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 (904) - 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


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