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Cuda - Benelux Brewpub & Café

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86
very good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 7.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Benelux Brewpub & Café visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Viggo on 04-13-2009)
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Reviews by AnHeroicHippo:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

AnHeroicHippo, Sep 09, 2013
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Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Festival Bières et Saveurs 2009. Very decent West Coast IPA, good hops and taste, nicely malted, or is that sweetness natural from the hop oils. Average mouthfeel only. Only a faint aroma of hops surprisingly, so likely little C-hop used. Pours golden colour. Good drinkability.

Sammy, Sep 07, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

juliendesrochers, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

kirkse, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft: Poured a clear bright amber color ale with a mice foamy head with good lacing. Aroma of solid piney hops notes with light citrus undertones. Taste is refreshing with loads of piney hops notes and citrus aspect is also noticeable. Body was about average with good carbonation. This is a real hops bomb with limited malt presence being noticeable. I must admits that this one really convince me - probably one the best IPA from Qc that I've had the chance to drink.

Phyl21ca, Apr 07, 2011
Photo of musicforairports
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewpub.

Cloudy golden-amber, with a big fluffy head. Don't see any carbonation.

Smells is practically non-existent, but as it warms I pick up a very herbal hop aroma that reminds me of straight hop pellets.

Flavor is hop-forward, for sure, with the usual pine-y and citrus hops. A bit of soapyness in the flavor. Finishes bitter.

Medium mouthfeel, adequate carbonation.

This is a drinkable IPA, but it's not on par with many you'll find at American brewpubs.

musicforairports, Jun 09, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Noelito76, Apr 05, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. Poured into a pint glass. Hoppy aroma, quite grassy and piney. Some sweetness in the nose. Leaning toward the west coast in style, no doubt. Thick mouthfeel and quite creamy. Paired well with a tangy Swiss cheese and seasoned olives. Smooth, slightly earthy. Very easy to drink. The earthyness certainly helped with the cheese of choice that had an earthy kick as well. Sticky and resinous. Nice IPA.

KickbacksSteve, Jun 14, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a pint form both fresh and a 2 year aged pint. Exactly what I look for in an IPA. Nice piney finish but not too overbearing with a decent citrus balance. More hops the better I always say and this certainly did not disappoint.

We dont get too many IPA's in the land of domestic beer drinkers so where ever I can get my hands on them, I gobble them up.

Color was exquisite.Nice Golden, murky look with excellent effervescence bubbling to the top where layed a slight soapy trace of a head. The aged stuff was even better as the citrus really stood out with an even more bitter bite at the end. A great offering of the genre.

krisklyne, May 03, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

RollTide7, Aug 22, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub, had quite a few pints of this.

Pours a clear light orange amber, thick white head forms, slowly drops to a medium collar and leaves decent chunks of sticky lace. Smell is pretty standard but good, grapefruit and floral, some pine, caramel and biscuity malts, light fruits, nicely balanced. Taste is sweet up front, some caramel and bread, pineapple and floral middle, grapefruit and orange, light pine bitterness, very balanced. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nothing crazy but a very solid IPA, I liked it, very good balance.

Viggo, Apr 13, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

NightINgale, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Digimaika2
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an amber hue with a creamy finger of head with some nice carbonation evident. Very good lacing and very good lacing.

S: Loads of pine, caramel-like malts, tart grapefruits, and a bit of a sour lemon quality to the aroma. Very pleasant but somewhat limited in complexity.

T: Plenty of piney hops, tart grapefruit, and faint caramel-like malts. A bit of an earthy quality to this reminiscent of mushrooms oddly enough. Definitely hop forward but just enough malt to provide a solid foundation. Very nice.

M: Appropriate on all fronts with an oily and somewhat-thicker mouthfeel with perhaps above average carbonation for the style, but not a detriment.

O: A great west coast style IPA that's (luckily) usually always offered on-tap and is a solid go-to when at Benelux. Tastes even better when drinking it during happy hour

Digimaika2, Aug 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jaasen64, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of bobsy
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mondial de la Biere. Benelux won a gold medal for this one.

Orange pour with a well-lacing thick white head. Good retention. Full on West Coast nose - lots of pine and grapefruit, with caramel and biscuit in the background. Flavour is simple, but really well done. Nice grapefruit and pine hopping delivers a clean hop bite. The hops slightly overpower the malt, but biscuit and caramel provide some balance. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Simple, but good. Something like this would do well in the Ontario market if someone grew a pair and brewed it.

bobsy, Jun 08, 2010
Photo of 4ster
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A self described "West Coast IPA"

Wonderful appearance, dark amber, minimal carbonation, light, bright white head, with just a load of lacing... it just won't go away, you've got a nice froth on top the entire time, and lacing from the top to the bottom of the glass. Smell doesn't show too upfront, but what does is earthy, grassy, piney hops. Taste follows and this is really hop forward, very earthy, herbal, grass and pine.... minimal showing of any citrus... not sure if this is single hop origin or just focusing on a few varieties... nice mellow bitter aftertaste, an just small traces of malt, but not sweet at all. Body is very smooth and well made as with all of Benelux's beers, light carbonation, very drinkable (it is a brew pub after all!) with a medium dryness to it.

Overall a very nice IPA that isn't the most complex, but is smooth, easy drinking but still packs a good amount of earthy, Wet Coast herby, pine, wet tree, hop bitterness to it. Not as good as perhaps something like Catapult, but in Quebec, one of the better ones and a good go to when sitting on a hot patio day.

4ster, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

DaPan, Aug 04, 2013
Cuda from Benelux Brewpub & Café
86 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.