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97
style
Brewed by Microbrasserie Pit-Caribou
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
L’Anse-à-Beaufils, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Different from the ’’Étoile du Brasseur’’ series.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1832) - Gatineau, Quebec, - FEB 3, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Bouteille 660 ml. 7%. Couleur jaune foncée-ambrée, mousse blanche. Arôme de résine, herbes fraiches, citrus. En bouche, malt, houblons, beaucoup d’agrumes. Une excellente offande de Pit Caribou qui laisse la place aux houblons de s’exprimer. Pas la plus raffinée mais parfait comme ça et une excellente beer.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24350) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2017
Keg at L’Autre Oeil, Aymer. Hazy amber, small head. Distinct dank grapefruit aroma. Mid dry with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Resinous grapefruit, some caramel. Really bitter finish. Packed with flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolffish (611) - Saint-Donat, CANADA - FEB 6, 2017
Celle-ci est rapidement devenue un classique de la scène brassicole Québécoise. C’est tout en résine et intense. Le palais suit le nez en j’en suis fort reconnaissant. L’amertume demeure longtemps dans une finale herbeuse agrémentée d’orange amère.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9891) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft caramel and almost buttery sweetness on the nose, malt, soft citrus. Medium bodied, soft and sweet at the start and then hugely bitter very quickly. Big bitterness into the finish, a touch of buttery sweetness again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (745) - HONG KONG - OCT 4, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2016 Bottle from Brou Ha Ha at the farm. Hazy almost opaque amber pour with big puffy white head that sticks. Aroma is juicy resin with biscuit malt. Taste is deep pine resin bitterness with some mild tropical fruit and plastickiness. Palate is rich and heavily carbonated. Really tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bierdimpfe (575) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
Polished veiled dark amber color with a powerful amount of activity. Creamy beige 1 finger head, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with very strong sparkly legs. Aromas of citrus hops and biscuity caramel. Flavors of orange, lemon, citrus fruits, extra piney, caramel, floral and herbal spices. A little bit sugary but highly sharp. Powerful piney and grassy taste. Thick full body with prickly carbonation. Strong and long finish, ending with an highly spicy bitter astringent feel and some citrus and piney tongue coat. Overall a little above average offering a killer look and tons of powerful flavors that are not well executed. Mostly for the sour freaks with an overly harsh piney and spicy feel, high IBU that calms down when getting room temperature, but still not well balanced; Like pine tar sticking on the tongue. A little off with the freshness with a hint of wet cardboard smell.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
A hazed golden amber ipa with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity biscuit malt with loads of citrusy floral hops, grapefruit pulp, treacle, light butterscotch, pleasant. On tap at Festibière de Gatineau 2016.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
660ml bottle from Dépanneur La Duchesse d’Aiguillon in Quebec City, Quebec. Golden orange in colour with a lingering white head, good lacing. Aroma is of pine, grassy, some citrus and malts. The flavour is of citrus hops, pine and cedar, resinous, grapefruits. Thick mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long with lots of citrus hops. This is a big IPA that has tonnes of flavour. A very good American hopped IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (838) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Slightly hazy orange amber with a small lingering off white head. Strong citrus and pine nose with some light caramel and honey. Light toffee sweetness under a big bitterness of citrus and tropical fruits. Floral hints rise as it warms. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation and a long lingering bitter finish. True to the style.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (6214) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2015
22oz fresh bomber from Youri Levesque drunk 10/18/15.
Light amber liquid shows very little carbonation building a small white head that is poorly retained. Very clear, nothing on the bottom. Uh oh, seems rather filtered/force carbonated.
The nose contains dank, deep forest-like hop notes pitted against more aggressive grapefruit and pine. Caramel and vanilla in the background show a bit more use of non-pale malts than I’d prefer (ie. any use at all). No alcohol or flaw.
Sure enough, a rather lazy, loose carbonation in the mouth, with a bit too much sweetness, dry toffee and almost sourdough-like maltiness clashing with the resinous, pine and grapefruit laden hoppiness. Iced tea-like flavors and even a passing bit of metal? Doughy yeast notes do not seem fresh or charming here. Caramel, grapefruit, resin. End. Hey Pit Caribou, 2004 called, it wants its IPA back....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1854) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2015
Hazy amber orange body with low head. Aroma is fruity, pineapple, mango. Taste has very high fruity bitterness. Earthy. Peach, tangerine. Long lasting oily bitterness. Body is full, medium carbonation.


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