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La Ciboire - Microbrasserie Archibald

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 12
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of spinrsx
3.41/5  rDev +1.5%
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 tbeckett
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Brewsed
3.86/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjyost
2.4/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Beer21
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mack
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZorPrime
4.06/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of rale
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of wizo
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Casterbridge
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of CliffBrake
3.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TheDoctor
3.46/5  rDev +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)

Photo of fostachild
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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 Seanstoppable
3.76/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Jones153
1/5  rDev -70.2%

Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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La Ciboire from Microbrasserie Archibald
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