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India Pale Ale - Microbrasserie La Chouape

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 23.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie La Chouape visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Yoonisaykul on 08-02-2011)
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Reviews by Intrinsic:
Photo of Intrinsic
3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

La Chouape has done a great job with this IPA. It embodies all the classic elements that make American IPAs so damned good. It's very light amber in colour, with a head that dissipates very quickly and leaves virtually no lacing. However, the smell is amazing, with floral notes taking front row in this hopped up beer, with a little citrus in there as well - possibly grapefruit. The taste brings it up another notch with the above mentioned flavours showing through but balanced beautifully by a bready malt - but not overly so. This is definitely a hoppy beer. Very dry, feels great going down. I'll buy it again - if they drop the price a little.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.65/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always glad to see another American IPA for Quebec.

A- Some sort of cloudy brown with some yellow. Vdery light beige head sits well and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Something similar to all the La Chouape beers. Sweet. Alcohol is a bit hot. A little musty.

T- Like the smell. Tastes good, sweet with just enough bitterness. Only thing is, it tastes a bit dirty. Veggie in the hops comes out more and more as it warms. Little bit of bubblegum came out near the end.

M- Low carbonation. Full bodied. Moderately dry.

O- Well, as I thought. A la Chouape IPA. It's good, offers some nice, well balanced AIPA flavours but there's also some bad;like the veggie, and musty.
Room for improvement.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light amber/orangey color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light citrus hops notes with some bitterness and dry caramel malt also noticeable. Taste is a nice mix between some dry caramel malt with light floral and bitter hoppy notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good and easily drinkable but a bit low on the hops side of things.

Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Caudalie
1.25/5  rDev -60.8%

Photo of SebD
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy orangy/amber color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice spotty lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of faint floral hops, some pine, some citrus and bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some pine resins upfront followed by floral hops, sweet caramel and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a decent overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with average flavors and aromas.

Photo of Krakpoff
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.74/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

SERVICE: Bottle
BOTTLED ON: 13-08-2014

A:
Pours a glowing amber with a perfect three fingers of head that rockily settles at one+ at a min. and then a healthy film. Great retention; little hooks of lacing. (4)

S:
Citrus and yeast. Grapefruit, rising dough, sawdust, leather, earthy body underneath. A bit boozy. (3.5)

T:
Soft and chewy bitterness. Citrus pith, hop resin, light biscuit, some woody aromatic, a little hot, with a rising resinous dryness that almost feel like what I imagine licking a hop to be like. (3.75)

M:
Very nice, medium bodied, rough velvet feel with perfect coating carbonation. Intensely dry with a lingering hop tinge, alcohol is noticeable. (4)

O:
Actually a pretty decent IPA.
I decided to try this when it showed up with a fairly recent date (about forty days ago). I was certainly not disappointed. Actually kind of unintentionally appropriate as this is my 300th beer on here (huzzah!) and it is not only a Quebec brew but a passable IPA!
Pours lovely (like every La Chouape beer I have tried). It has a kind of boozy quality to it which I don't personally love and I don't think goes with the style, but it is not a bad beer by any stretch and is even fairly drinkable. It has a very dry finish which is nice, but is a bit intense.
All-in-all this is a good beer, but I would absolutely not buy it if it was more than a 5-6 weeks old.
Would have again; if seen with recent date: well worth a try. (3.75)

Photo of TimWakimika
3.8/5  rDev +19.1%

India Pale Ale from Microbrasserie La Chouape
78 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.