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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (4428) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
My personal highlight beer of the 2012 mondiale. On tap at the Benelux booth, i went back 4 times! Hazy orange pour, medium white head. Wow, i couldnt get my nose out of my glass. Massive amounts of fresh, green, sticky, hop leaves. Loads of c-hops. Citrus all over the place, like fresh squeezed hop juice. Medium body, and carb. Massive hop finish, juicy, and not too bitter. The bitterness was curbed, and not over powering. A hop heads dream.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (8823) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 on tap at brewpub. one of my highlights from mondial period. hazy bright golden orange with a very nice white head, retention and lacing. citrus, but mainly grapefruit explosion. very clean yeast action, lightly sweet - very hint of caramel, short to medium long finish, medium body - oily, average to moderate carbonation. excellent!

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
In short: A grapefruity-fruit IPA, refreshing, sharply bitter and relatively dry. Excellent
How: Gravity cask at brewpub
The look: Cloudy blond body topped by a small white head
In long: No description per say this time around. This collaboration IPA between Benelux and Hosue Ales is awfully similar to Beneluxs own Sabotage IPA, actually it is like a Sabotage with a lighter body, a little less grapefruity. But overall same character. I slightly prefer Sabotage although on this particular night of IPA blind tasting I preferred Voluxious of Sabotage, but it wasnt a fresh batch of Sabotage. There were a lot of good beers at this IPA cask event at Benelux, and when there is so many good beers at the same place I turn into some kind of animal a koala to be more precise, basically I stay there for hours and dont move very much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2014 [4457-20120607] Tap. Bubblegum-like orange citrus hops aroma with a little woody stems. Hazy, orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some lattice lacing. Orange juicy woody hops flavour has a big bold base with lingering citrus pine notes. Medium-full body. Delicious, a great bitter. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(@ Mondial, Montreal, QC)

[5849B-20130928] Tap. Resiny chocolate dust hops aroma. Hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter grainy malt flavour has a great bitter malt bite. Medium-full body. Delicious. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(Anniversary Party @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
A hazed golden ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a beautiful piney and citrusy hops, pungent and intense, catnip, great. In mouth, a beautiful IPA with grapefruits, piney and catty hops, smooth and balanced. On tap at Mondiale 2012, June 8 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
Cask, Mondial. hazy amber and a big, bright aroma. The pithy, citrusy bitterness is bright, clean, refreshing and appetizing. Thats good IPA. This was loosely based on 2 Hop from Volo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7595) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
Draught at Mondial de la Bire 2012, June 7. Pours a hazy golden-orange with an average size frothy off-white head. Nice arroma of Citra hops, citrusy and fruity. Lovely flavour, fruity, hoppy, citrusy, with caramel malt way in the back. Nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.

   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

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