La Ciboire - Microbrasserie Archibald
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3.51/5 rDev -0.3%
A: An orangish/ yellow color. One and a half fingers of head and excellent lacing.
S: A bit of citrus fruit with some yeast and sweet malt.
T: Caramel really comes through, a bit more then what I' used to in other IPA's, but its good and provides a nice sweet element to the beer. Bitterness is moderate and appropriate. A touch of citrus and some floral hops round the beer off.
M: Carbonation is good. Perhaps a bit high but its very drinkable.
O: I would say far more similar to an English IPA but none the less its a decent beer. In all honesty I was expecting this to be something like Alexander Keith's , meaning a AAL that rides the popularity of the IPA name amongst noob craft drinkers. It was a pretty decent offering. Good with food I would imagine and i will probably try other offerings as they're one of the few non macro offerings I can tote around in cans.
01-12-2014 21:46:23 | More by Haydn-Juby
3.43/5 rDev -2.6%
Appearance – Clear copper colour with a large size fizzy and frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation visible and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, caramel/toffee
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and it feels slightly prickly on the tongue. I can taste malts, caramel/toffee and some hops. It really doesn't taste like an American IPA at all - it's more like an English one. It's still decent tasting though. It finishes with a malt and toffee aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.
Overall – Probably not something I'd ever buy again, but it definitely wasn't a waste of money. Just don't expect to be getting a American IPA if you buy it.
10-05-2011 16:46:19 | More by spinrsx
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
pours an amber/bronze color with okay head.
smell was a little weak on the hops, but i found that it had a nice roasted malt aroma.
taste was very malty, and hops were more noticeable. good carbonation and drinkability. overall wasn't amazing but enjoyable enough.
08-10-2011 01:06:28 | More by fostachild
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
I was unpacking some boxes and stumbled across a bunch of cans for my collection, and the corresponding reviews that I seem to have forgotten to enter.
Thanks Zorprime for the trade, we should do it again. Another can for the shelf.
Dark, copper color with a short, tight, white head. Good foam retention with thin, sticky lace trails. Smell is decent for the style, good combo of hop spice and caramel malt. Taste matches the smell, with a nice balance between hops and malt. Earthy or herbal (not grapefruit or pine) hop flavor. Bready, caramel sweetness to balance. Neither component takes over, a well rounded IPA.
Medium body and mouthfeel, neither too bitter or sweet. Not a super hopped up IPA, as is becoming the norm, flavorful and easy to drink.
07-26-2011 02:29:53 | More by BigBry
3.93/5 rDev +11.6%
This is a very nice looking IPA with a good rocky head and plenty of lace. It has a medium malt body with an asertive hop bitterness. The aromatic properties of the hops aren't hugely expressed - maybe more like an English IPA vs. the American style.
11-19-2010 01:18:32 | More by CliffBrake
3.93/5 rDev +11.6%
Real happy to see this at the dépanneur. A brewery I never heard of before... in a can! Told the owner of how happy I was to see another Quebec beer in a can. Just hope it's good.
I guess a Quebec beer had to have this name sooner or later. Actually, it's probably already happened.
Best before on bottom of can... I only see a black dot.
A- Deep clear copper topped by a great, creamy, very light beige head. Lacing is all sorts of patterns but there's plety of it. Looks great.
S- Nice sweet cream soda syrup. A little sour fruit which reminds me a bit of barf (which isn't too weird, I've found this in other hoppy beers.) Also slightly metallci but again cream soda is the main smell I get. Looks good.
T- Wooh. Not expecting this. Quite a fresh hop kick. I was expecting more of a sweet malt with maybe a bit of tropical flavour but this is much more piney, grapefruit rind bitter hop. Very good. I like it. Grapefruit rind bitter after-taste lingers for a long time. Honey and alcohol comes out as it warms up.
M- High, kind of aggressive, carbonation. Liquid is quite thin and very dry but mouthfeel is just light and perfect without being watery.
D- High. Bitterness lingers without much of a sweet backbone so it might tire some.
Yeh! A good new beer and possibly new brewery for me. I think the can had something to do with how good this tasted. I had it in the fridge for a week but don't know how long it was in the store. Still tasted very fresh.
I recommend it and am eager to try their other beers.
11-06-2010 18:08:24 | More by Yoonisaykul
2.53/5 rDev -28.1%
Can: Poured a light amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and not much lacing. Aroma of light bitter hops with lightly sweet caramel malt. Taste is also a mix between some light bitter hops with lightly sweet caramel malt. Body is way too light for style with good carbonation. Light body with almost no hops presence makes for a beer I won't be seeking again.
09-15-2010 02:25:36 | More by Phyl21ca
2.38/5 rDev -32.4%
Pours a great looking amber beer with anice white head and lacing... Looks great. Then I take a sniff of the beer. Ummm... did this not call itself an IPA? Where are the hops? It smells so very lightly of bitter hops but it is covered up by caramel sweet malt aromas. Taste? This is a solid ESB (maybe, you know, without the bitterness) at best. Sold as an IPA? Where qre the hops? No hop aroma / flavour in this at all. Just sweet malt... Feels good. Drank four (b/c that's how they are packed), but only b/c they were what I had...
Unimpressed. Whoever called this an American IPA needs to have a few good ones. This is the Keith's of micro IPAs. Malt flavour, no hops.
07-15-2010 02:39:07 | More by kjyost
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
473 ml can.
A- Very nice dark amber/coppery colour with a good pale beige head. Very clear, no cloudyness.
S- Wine like alcohol out of the can. Malty sweet notes. Touch of vegetable like aroma in behind. Noticeable hops smell I have trouble describing. Smells like beer in that "my grandfather's ale" kind of way.
T- Well hopped. Strong bitter aftertaste which includes a touch of the grapefruit type bitterness. Malty, slightly sweet middle that is neutral, with less caramel type notes than the colour might suggest. That vegetable aroma is there again, in with the malt.
MF- Good body. A bit strongly carbonated, but this seems to go well with this beer.
D- A little lacking in balance with the bitter aftertaste and malty flavours son=mehow not quite right. Not one I would drink many of in a row. But still a decent beer, much better than the bland world of macros.
01-28-2010 03:24:15 | More by JOaikido
Nova Scotia (Canada)
3.8/5 rDev +8%
Picked this up from ZorPrime during CanBif 2009.
Pouring into a pint glass results in a hazy light copper colored ale, with massive amounts of durable head. 3 fingers of sticky white head very slowly evaporated, leaving visible lacing down the glass.
No real noticeable smell.
Taste is slightly hoppy, with a nice malty backing. Very nice medium body and a smooth finish. A bit of the malt flavoring lingers in the mouth for a minute after the swallow.
Overall a very nice IPA that is quite drinkable.
07-31-2009 00:03:31 | More by Seanstoppable
4.13/5 rDev +17.3%
Tasted June 9, 2009.
A: Nice copper color with a good head. Very sticky to the glass. Nice.
S: Very inviting smell, however light to medium in intensity. Hops with caramel.
T: Similar as the smell, however stronger in intensity. The hops are earthy, or is it smoky..., and the finish is more caramel than bitterness.
M: Round and medium body beer.
D: I could drink this all evening.
Very good beer, not the usual IPA. That's why I like it too!
06-28-2009 14:29:06 | More by ZorPrime
La Ciboire from Microbrasserie Archibald
81 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.