swiseman (471) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong hop aroma; golden orange colour. Medium mouthfeel. Lots of grapefuit with prominent fresh hops on the finish. overall, strong bitterness
UXO (1299) - CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear pale amber with two fingers of loose ivory head, short retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: generalized fruity esters (stone fruit, apples and pears, some citrus), caramel malt, floral and earthy. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium somewhat creamy body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky and lingering bitter finish. (4/5)
Fairly straightforward English-style IPA, with fruity tones and caramel malt followed by a lingering moderately bitter finish. A solid example of the style, if not all that interesting. (Which, if I’m honest, is probably a key element of the style, right?) I’d place this somewhere in the middle of the pack as far as St-Ambroise’ offerings go - better than their Framboise and Pumpkin, not as good as their Barleywine or Stout. (13/20)
fhoublon (404) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
superspak (4309) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
steven_a (18) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Du pamplemousse et de l’amertume sur cet agréable lit de sucre d’orge qui caractérise les Pale Ale de St Ambroise
Marcius (397) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color, hazy liquid and big head.
Strong hoppy aroma.
Taste is bitter.
Palate with dry finish.
seppblatterwos (8) - - DEC 27, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
wlajwl (5440) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Helsdon (340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
hub66 (350) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
sulawang (916) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.