Benelux / House Ales Voluxious

House Ales
Formerly brewed at Benelux Brasserie Artisanale

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Collaboration brew between Benelux and Volo Bar (in Toronto).

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 2013-09-28. Very hazy dark orange body with a small head that fades. Aroma of herbaceous green hops with fruity undertones. Flavour starts quite fruity, lovely sweet citrus character. But of an herbaceous quality to the hops grows later and I dont love that. Average plus to medium bodied palate, low carbonation. 7/4/7/3/14 3.5+On tap at Volo 25th Anniversary Party

2012-06-07. Lightly hazy golden orange body witha nice beige head and lace. 3+ Pleasant aroma, nice hoppy resiny melange, mild caramel and malt touches. Someone elses sample had a much stronger citrus character in the aroma. 7+ Similar flavour, resiny hops, good amount of bitterness, light leafy accents. 7+ Average plus to medium bodied palate. 3+ Solid serviceable IPA, bit simple overall. (Preferred the draft to the cask sample later in the week at Benelux) 8/3/7/3/16 3.7 On tap at Mondial, 4T, Montreal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (3024) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
Beer #7 at the Mondial de la Bire 2012 (June 8), tap. Golden blond, little head. Well hopped aroma of citrus, slightly dry. The taste is similar, but better, with hints of herbs and spice, good bitterness. A beautiful collaboration between two solitudes!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Multifarious tropical fruit float atop this easygoing IPA, leading to a restrained resinous bitterness and much merriment.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam tops the misty blond.
-Nelson Sauvin and Citra provide a bountiful aroma, yet the bitterness is far less brash than most IPAs brewed with these cultivars.
-The bitterness feels surprisingly low in this one (its not in theory though), which increases drinkability tenfold. Great work there as well.
-Malts are perhaps accessory (all pils?) but do provide a smooth, lean drinking experience.
-There are no harsh edges anywhere to be found. Just an all around super IPA for the thirsty who dont want to get these taste buds shot with only one pint.

On tap at the brewpub and at the Mondial.

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