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Pale Ale Américaine - Brasserie Dunham

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Yoonisaykul on 12-26-2010

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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 14
Photo of Antilochus
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341 ml no date visible.

A: Hazy orange-brown, very little head.

S: Overpowering floral notes, a bit of mangoey fruitiness / malt in the background.

T/M: Balanced on the palate. Finish is also balanced. Floral notes again with Sharp carbonation, medium body.

Decent pale ale that I would probably buy regularly if available in Ontario. Purchased as a single so may be getting on in age.

Photo of bulldogops
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of 2_Shaynez
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Pours a super hazy burned yellow / orange, huge white lumpy dirty white head with big bubbles and amazing lumpy retention down to the bottom of the glass . Lots of thick soapy lacing.

N: Citrusy floral hops are dominating heavily, faintly tropical, even the smell is bitter, a bit of bready malt in the background

T: Nice aggressive hop flavor for 60 IBU. Nice hop complexity and well balanced. Citrusy hops, grapefruit aftertaste, some bread & cereal, a mild sweetness passes quickly over the center of the tongue.

M: Medium-High Carbonation and average bodied.

O: Big fan of dunham and this is really superb. For 60 IBU, this is almost as aggressive as some imperial IPA's I've tasted. Very very enjoyable with amazing hop characteristics.

Photo of Franck
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Huge cereal taste. Herbal and weird hop taste. Not the kind of American IPA I expected.
I heard recently that Amarillo hop was missing in this batch

Photo of Cycle69
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Mesa512
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ThomasRL
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mbonugli
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle, part of the six-pack retail delivery vector here in Alberta, at 5.5% ABV.

This beer pours a rather hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with two svelte fingers of puffy, frothy, and fairly creamy dirty white head, which leaves some streaky dripping paint job lace around the glass as things drop away.

It smells of orange and grapefruit citrus pith, pine forest floor detritus, crackery pale malt, a hint of dry caramel/toffee, subtly spicy yeast notes, and a further lemon floor polish fruitiness. The taste is pretty consistent - a nice crisp citrus and pine bitterness, still pretty non-sweet crackery, bready pale malt, a retreating yeastiness, and some mild leafy soapiness.

The bubbles are nice and laid-back, just takin' 'er easy, the body on the light side of medium weight, and mostly smooth, a small tacky cloyingness the proverbial pea in this instance. It finishes generally dry, the malt apparently not possessing any extra gears, and the hops smugly putting it in neutral.

A pleasant enough APA, for the hopheads out there (full disclosure - who has two thumbs, and is...aww..you get the idea), with the obvious lack of caramel sweetness, this is indeed that particular kind of west coast-style pale ale. In theory, wanks such as myself should love this, but, as I already learned many moons ago, balance is the key, and this one teeters just a wee bit too much.

Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of LarryAppleton
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of hopsolutely
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wow! Wish we'd bought more...

Pours a cloudy yellowish amber with a respectably lingering white head.

Has a fantastic hop-forward aroma of tropical fruit sweetness with a citrus bitterness. Likewise impressed with the well-balanced taste, enough malts to give it a solid backbone behind the decidedly "west coast" hop focus. That easy drinking sweetness combines well with the bitter finish.

An excellent APA!

Photo of olivianjeremie
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer is a little sweet, has a slight fruittyiness to it. For and IPA, it had a little hoppiness. It had a very good flavour. Very nice Llght color. It was at room temperature, being a cask, this would probably been better chilled. Had this ad the brewery, great place for a pint.

Photo of juliendesrochers
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of NightINgale
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of papat444
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, bottled Aug. 1, 2013.

Appearance: Totaly hazy body the color of pineapple, 2 finger creamy head that keeps retention and good draping around the glass.

Smell: Strong aroma, zesty, citrusy, orange, lemon, light

Taste: Bit soapy, pineapple, papaya, catty a bit, tiny bit of sweetness but has an overwhelmingly bitter dryness, lots of citrus fruit that doesn't quite cut the dryness though.

Mouthfeel: Starts creamy but veers midway through the end into a very dry bitterness.

Overall: Not a pale ale for beginners and not completely my cup of tea. It was good but different than what i look for in a pale ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Pale Ale Américaine from Brasserie Dunham
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