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La Ciboire - Microbrasserie Archibald

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BA SCORE
78
okay

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Archibald visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ZorPrime on 06-28-2009

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3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.2/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.46/5  rDev +3.3%

SERVICE: Can

A:
Pours a crystal clear gold color with a couple of fingers of white head that gassily settles to a fat film that can be easily awoken. Decent retention; sticky clumps of lacing. (3.75)

S:
Well-used dishcloth (but not in an infected way or anything). Dry bread, husky grains, hard water. Almost nothing. (3.25)

T:
Doughy and medicinal. Bread, hard water, astringent and bitter herbal hop flavors. (3.5)

M:
Thin and dry with lots of carbonation and a medium body. Quick finish and pretty drinkable with lingering bitterness in throat. (3.75)

O:
Niether the best nor worst IPA I have had.
I had kind of given up on trying random Quebec IPAs that I found while out and about, but when I saw one in a can I decided it night be worth a shot.
It poured nicely but was pretty roundly mediocre otherwise. It had little to no discernable aroma (I figure it was a little old and I might be having an off day, but still...). It tasted alright, if a bit one-dimensional. Not a wholly awful beer and not unenjoyable, but not great either.
I probably would not have it again; unless you're a ticker, there are better beers to be had. (3.5)

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473ml Can

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.

Photo of fostachild
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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La Ciboire from Microbrasserie Archibald
78 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.