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

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Imperial West Coast India Pale Ale. Blonde, hop with a great mix American hops (citra, centennial, cascade and Bramling Cross), then dried hop with even more citra hops! IBU’s are theoretical...

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Radek Kliber's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), - JUN 26, 2012
On tap at Brewpub
Aroma lovely citrus , dry clean cut hop aromas. Soft mellow malt wrap around.7+
Appearance poured as hazed amber with fine creamy cap.3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Sweet malt based strong ale. Fairly low carbonation, chewy bitter citrus. Lighter notes on top. Lovely lasting semi-dry bitterness. Alcohol hidden under hop pile.


3.6
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Verre de dégustation provenant d’un fût, dégusté au Mondial de la Bière 2012 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’houblons résineux. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Apparence: Goût d’houblons résineux avec une pointe d’agrumes et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement astringente. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #4373)

3.7
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
In short: A bitter resinous fruity hop bomb. For bitterness lovers
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy dark amber body topped by a very small beige head
In long: Nose is intensely resinous fruity hops. Taste has a plenty of soft creamy caramelized malts, a slice of fresh baguette covered with luscious caramel. But all that is overwhelmed by a truckload of resinous fruity hops. The bitterness level is through the roof and it is very very sticky. Very very long finish. Not the most aromatic hop bomb out there, but they went crazy on the bittering hopping. I had it again one month later and it had lost some of its oomph, but when fresh this was one of most bitter beer ever brewed in Quebec, and I love bitterness done right. I had this one for the first in one of the Cheval Blanc 25th anniversary tuesday parties, and it feels weird getting drunk on a tuesday, I mean, a strange feeling not hating everybody during a weekday.

3.6
blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
Draught at Le Cheval Blanc, Montreal, June 8. Pours a hazy orange with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of citrus fruit, resiny hops and caramel malt. Flavour of resiny & herbal hops, pale malt, citrus fruit and a dry bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium+ bodied. Pretty good stuff.

3.5
lefossoyeur (613) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
Golden orange topped by a small creamy white head. Aromas of red fruits, a bit of citrus. Medium body, lingering tangerine bite, finishes on the sweet side a little bit. Needs improvement, but a good straightforward 2PA.

3.7
sseb69 (1909) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
En fût au Mondial de la Bière de Montréal 2012. Couleur ambrée, arôme de houblon. Douce en bouche, alcool, herbes,malt. Très bonne.

3.3
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
[4488-20120608] Tap. Mild petrol grains aroma has a strange fruity note. Slightly hazy, amber orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Grainy malt flavour has a bitter heavy citrus hops base. Medium body. Good, bit of a kick in the pants. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(@ Le Cheval Blanc, Montreal, QC)

3.4
Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
Hazy blonde with a thin head. Fruity, citrusy aroma. Lots of bitterness and pale malt, with slight fruit character.

3.8
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 20, 2012
[email protected] - cloudy dark blond beer with a persistent foam; nice lacework; solid flowery hoppiness, full-bodied; residual sweetness; long flowery and slightly resiney hoppiness; very bitter yet not aggressive

3.5
rocbyter (2124) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Strong citrus aroma with hints of stinky cheese. Cloudy dark orange color with a medium white head. Strong sweet beginning with a moderate bitter finish.


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