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style
Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Imperial IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Very Pale IPA brewed with pale malts, oat and rye flakes. Intensely dry-hopped with Citra, Zythos and Bramling Cross. Nitro.

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTheRick (949) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Une des bires les plus visuellement allchantes au Qubec, la pousse dazote lors du service en ft donne un rsultat trs trouble, presque enneig mme. Quand la tempte se dissipe, on y aperoit une belle couleur dore assez claire. La mousse est videmment duveteuse et gnreuse, et elle dessine une belle dentelle sur les parois du verre. Les houblons dgagent des armes de sapin et de fruits de la passion. Des effluves pices sont galement dtectables. Lonctuosit est au rendez-vous en bouche avec lazote et les flocons davoine. Les saveurs houblonnes et fruites percent au travers de la vague crmeuse et sagencent des crales pices pour quon ne puisse plus sarrter de la boire. Lamertume est assez soutenue. Quelle bire incroyable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5704) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
On tap at the Brewpub. Slightly hazy gold pour with creamy (nitro) white head. Aroma is grassy, orange peel, nice dank weedy hop aroma. Taste is mind blowing, so much delicious orange zest, creamsicle, dank hop, piney, so good, probably the best IIPA I ever tried so far, at the first sip my eyes lit up like a five year old in a firestation. Palate is so smooth (nitro), soft carbonation, so easy drinking. Amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (5758) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
On tap (13 oz) @ Le Cheval Blanc. Served on nitro.

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange with a thick fully lasting creamy white head and heavy lacing. Unfair because of the nitro serving? I dont care, its beautiful.

Aroma: Dank hops, oranges, pine, onions, grass and mild spiciness.

Taste: Ok, this is where things really starts to get serious. A burst of dank hops, grass, creamsickle, oranges, pine, rich doughy cereals, mild spiciness and moderate bitterness. Juicy. Perfect cohesion.

Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Really smooth and creamy mouthfeel because of the nitro. A bit oily too. Despite being that creamy, its still super dry in the finish. Resinous, citrus and dankiness in the aftertaste. Unfair because of nitro serving? I dont care this is amazing.

Overall: This is my highest rated DIPA so far. Is it the best I had per se? Not 100% sure about that because Hill Farmstead makes some badass ones too, but this is definitely the one I enjoyed the most. Thoroughly. I only drank a 13 oz pour (ok ok, I admit I also took a few sips in the glass of the lady) because I was driving a few hours later and this is still an 8% abv beer but otherwise I would have drank many (!) glasses of this... all day long. Drinkability is astonishing for a DIPA. Really quenching and so smooth. Packed with a ton of flavors while still being extremely well balanced. Perfect mouthfeel for that beer. Phenomenal!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1660) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
Il serait malhonnte de ne pas placer cette bire dans le top 3 des IIPA locales que jai bu jusqu prsent. Lorsque la bire arriva ma table, jai dabord cru quil sagissait dune norme boule de crme glace dans un ballon tant le liquide est blanc et crmeux. Peu peu, la bire dcante et la mousse se stabilise, mais seulement au bout de 2 ou 3 bonnes minutes seulement. Le liquide lui-mme est plus ou moins spectaculaire :voil et sans plus. Armes frais et sucrs dananas. Cest une explosion de fruits tropicaux! Ananas, melon, fruit de la passion... Cest fabuleux! En bouche la bire est crmeuse comme le sont peu de IIPA. Cest soyeux, souple, ample, rond. Le seul lment qui me plat moins est le sucre qui est tout de mme prsent mais le reste est tellement parfait que cette prsence de sucre est peut-tre lingrdient qui mempche den commander une 2e puis une 3e puis une 4e... Une Grande Bire brasse avec autant doriginalit que de savoir!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperTiti33 (864) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2016
Blonde doré voilé et doté d'une belle mousse crémeuse. Belle texture riche et crémeuse. Houblonné à souhait. Très résineux. Sapiné. Bonne amertume tranchante. Fruité. Agrume. Citron. Orange. Clémentine. Finale amère et sèche, on ne veut rien d'autre qu'une autre gorgé. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (5434) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bue en quantit draisonnable et pourtant incapable de la dfinir convenablement. On sent bien dans le corps la richesse des crales utiliss et les premire gorges sont dune onctuosit bandante grce lazote. Des fruits tropicaux hyper juteux et presque gras dominent avec des pointes dagrumes et de verdures qui tranchent. Un bon jus qui peinture bien lintrieur. Bien content du rsultat considrant que jai molest son emptage et pellet sa drche.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
In short: An aromatic hop bomb, tasty but never aggressive blond IPA
How: Tap at brewpub, first batch brewed, post-Mondial 2012 event
The look: Cloudy yellow-blond body topped by a large white head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is an aromatic bomb (fruity-flowery) that can match fresh Hill Farmstead IPAs in terms of aromatic hoppy intensity and freshness. Taste is relatively smooth for such an aromatic bomb, soft bready malts, fluffy yeasty mouthfeeel, lively carbonation, an abundance of refreshing fruits (bananas, mangos, tropical fruits of all kinds) and flowers. A bit of cat piss as the beer warms up, me suspecting some Citra here. Very tasty but never aggressive, once again slightly reminiscent of Hill Farmsteads single IPAs series, and thats quite a compliment. A great beer, nice to see that Quebec is really catching up on the aromatic IPAs trend. Great beer, this rating is from the day of the release of the first batch, I could have drank gallons of this but my wife dragged me back home, Im a beerophile and I shouldnt be trusted alone with fresh young beers.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (7482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
Draught at Le Cheval Blanc, Montreal, June 8. Pours a very murky yellow-peach with an average size long-lasting creamy off-white head -- looks great. Aroma: Wowza! This smells amazing -- lots of hops and quite fruity along with yeast and herbs. Flavour of sweet malt, yeast and citrus hops and a big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Simply fantastic!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
2012-06-08. Hazy pastel yellow, nice creamy white head. Lovely flavour, pleasant citrus is non-descript (sweet lemon?) but quite nice. Mild bitterness, very mild pale malt and wheat like notes. Something else I cant pin down. Bitterness grows in the finish. Pleasant aroma, lemon-citrus and hints of yeast. Very smooth medium bodied palate. Lovely. On tap at Cheval Blanc, Montreal

Overheard: "I would also like the Double Boner!"

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (4415) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
Au mondial 2012. Cette bire est mon coup de cur du mondial. Une belle robe jauntre avec une mousse crmeuse durable. Une tte de sunday aux cerises. Le nez est une belle compote dagrumes, de citron et dorange. Le nez invite a plonger dans le liquide. La bouche est soyeuse, crmeuse, le conditionnement lazote aidant. Les saveurs de houblons citronnes sont bien prsentes. Un vrai bonheur.


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