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Brewed by Brasserie Dunham
Style: American Pale Ale
Dunham, Canada

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspirée des Pale Ales de la côte ouest américaine, notre APA est une véritable célébration du houblon. Légère, sèche et amère, elle présente des arômes d’agrumes typiques des houblons américains Centennial, Cascade & Amarillo. Si vous vous êtes déjà demandé ce que le ciel pouvait goûter, la réponse se trouve dans cette bouteille.

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3.7
blankboy (7860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
Draught at Vices et Versa. Pours a very slightly hazy yellow-gold, quite bubbly, and with an average size lasting off-white head. Nice hoppy and fruity aroma. Flavour’s nice and hoppy, fruity, refreshing even. Long, dry bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Great stuff.

3.2
Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle 355ml?
Aroma solid clean , crisp strong citrus sided hop feel. Light hint of alcohol. Floral feel. Clean and refreshing.7+
Appearance straw hay golden look with medium white top. Sparse lace.3+
Flavor and Palate : Plenty of leafy, green hop with peppery follow up. Thinner in body. Slight harshness followed. Quiet dry.

3.7
HogTownHarry (7084) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
On draught at Vices et Versa April 23, 2010. Slightly hazy pale gold with a solid white creamy/foamy white head; very thick sticky white lace remnants too. Acidic/leafy bitter aroma with a touch of lemon zest, dry, not sweet or even all that malty - you can definitely detect that 7%. Taste is dry, floral, not as strong alcohol - it’s also maltier than the aroma - I got a nice bit of sweet fresh peach from this - I really liked it, it definitely pushed my buttons. Average body, well-carbonated, lightly acidic/astringent/dry on the tongue with a really long dry bitter (and slightly leafy) finish (4-). I liked it quite a bit indeed - will have this again my next trip to V&V.

3.9
Boutip (6627) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle: Poured a bright yellow color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of citrus and hoppy notes is quite refreshing and enjoyable. Taste is a nice mix between some floral notes with nice fresh citrus notes and a light hoppy bitter finish. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with nice used of citrus hops.

4
Holmen1 (6626) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Flaske på Cafe Delirium i Brussel: en supergod apa med flott skum, herlig innbydende aroma, nydelig og kompleks smak, og heldigvis en ettersmak som sitter lenge. Og det fra et defekt kjølelager!

3.6
reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
341ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and citrus with hints of caramel and grains. Taste is a bold pine and grapefruit hop bitterness with a milder caramel and malty sweetness. A very bold pale ale which is not for a beginner.

3.1
jaghana (6362) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle 341ml, kindly shared by Calisky. A clear golden beer with low head. Nose is on orange and light lemon. Aroma is on orange, extremely bitter ! Body is dry, on peppery hops, orange notes again, grapefruit, finish is extremely bitter, strange and bitterfull pale ale.

4.1
Marheb (6334) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2013 Orange, ananas bien enrobé dans un corps juste assez robuste pour une pale ale. Fini sec, amertume douce.

3.8
tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle 341 ml. Pours hazy pale yellow with a frothy white head. Fair lacing. Impressive aroma of pine and crispy citrus with peppery notes. Also some peachy notes? Flavor of pine and citrus with herbal notes. Dry and bitter finish, maybe even a tad too much. Great surprise by Dunham! High drinkability and quite enjoyable. The best bottled american pale ale from Quebec that i’ve tasted so far.

3.3
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
So all of a sudden, to many quebeccers, this is just about the best APA in the world. I must say I still don’t completely get it. A beautiful white foam settles and remains above the pale cloudy gold. The nose one-dimensionally roams with white grapefruit zest and various citrusy nuances as fumey hop resins and alcohol whispers detract from the purity of the ensemble. The malts feel pretty sloppy in mouth, being flabby and just about tasteless, leaving the whole scene to the hops who quickly invade it with agressive citrus/resin that unfold into a brash, acidic bitterness, again brought even further in acidity with the pretty sharp carbonation. Again, alcohol is more than a hint in the closure. A poundable and straightforward pale ale, but one with more bitterness and less depth in the aroma than I’d like and rather dull malts. I like forward hops, but especially when they have a spicy depth and when the yeast ant malt contribute to a beautiful freshness impression. I still appreciate a lot how this goes away from the usual Quebec hoppy beer that is loaded with crystal malts, but in the genre, from a bottle, I’d rather have a more balanced Anchor Liberty.


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