St-Ambroise India Pale Ale - McAuslan Brewing
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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
4.3/5 rDev +16.2%
Standard 341ml bottle...
A - Looks similar to a typical American IPA; light amber in colour, slightly hazy, the head is nice and fluffy and its retention is quite good.
S - Very fruity nose. Apple, peach, maybe pear or plum, and some ripe oranges. Also malty, with hints of toffee and bread. To some extent it smells similar to an English IPA or an ESB.
T - Starts out very juicy and fruity, with lots of orange, peach, and apple notes. Then you get that smooth bready sweetness, thanks to the crystal malts. Bitterness can be felt throughout, but it is particularly noticeable in the after-taste, blending well with lingering fruitiness. I was impressed by the intenseness of the aromatic hop profile of this beer and by the lovely balance between fruity, bitter and sweet.
M - Lighter-than-medium body to the beer. Medium level of carbonation. I could also feel the hop oils on the palate. Virtually no taste of alcohol. Fairly strong bitterness.
O - I'm loving what the folks at McAuslan have done with the style. It's not an American IPA, yet it isn't quite an English IPA either! Strong on the aromatic side, not too intense on the bitter side. I hope this sticks around the few shops it's sold at! I'm getting myself another 4-pack!
09-27-2011 02:03:08 | More by NightINgale
4.03/5 rDev +8.9%
Wow, I was waiting on this one! Finally got a bottle...
Copper color. Slightly veiled. Nice white foamy and creamy head. Wow when pouring the beer the hops aroma hits you nicely. Hoppy and caramel malts in the nose. Well balanced. Delightful. Citrus hops note in the nose. Some grapefruits in the nose... very light.
On the taste, fruity. The bitterness is light. For some, it might be bad... but I think it is very good. Different. Caramel malts are dominating. Delicious. Easy to drink. Refreshing. A nice beer from McAuslan.
09-22-2011 01:02:22 | More by ZorPrime
4/5 rDev +8.1%
From a 341 ml brown bottle, out of a 4-pack. Pours out a hazed marmalade hue, with a tall loose creamy white head that retains well and slowly settles.
Bready, biscuity malt on the nose, with some cakey malt sweetness, accompanied by pleasant floral and herbal hops, touches of orange.
Nice balance found in the flavour. Starts off with bready, cakey malt, quickly joined by mild yet abundant herbal and grassy hops that tend to dominate the rest of the way, yet never overpower. Some spicy hops near the finish and into the aftertaste.
Medium-bodied mouthfeel, somewhat slippery texture with a rather assertive amount of carbonation.
Enjoyable take on the English IPA variety, great balance between the malt and hops, and equally impressive refinement behind the hop presence itself. Another solid offering from McAuslan.
01-30-2012 00:15:44 | More by IronDjinn
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev +8.1%
McAuslan Brewing 'St.Ambroise IPA' @ 6.2% , served from a couple of 473 ml cans purchased for $2.25 each
A-pour is gold from the can to glass with a small off-white head leaving a minimal lace ring along the pint
S-distinct east coast hop's
T-clean & crisp , tasty
MF-ok/low carbonation , big medium body
Ov-surprisingly good beer
07-12-2014 05:34:56 | More by LampertLand
3.98/5 rDev +7.6%
341 ml bottle.
A- Nice golden colour. Not much of a head, but it did leave some nice lacing.
S- Citrussy hops with some grassy notes.
T- Nice hops flavour and not overdone. Grapefruit bitterness with some floral and grassy notes. Malt a bit weak but nice with a very faint touch of caramel. I prefer a stronger middle. Mild aftertaste which was very pleasant for a fairly hoppy beer.
MF- Fairly light bodied, crisp and very thirst quenching.
D- Very easy drinking. Would be a nice beer to take in the heat.
11-26-2011 01:30:41 | More by JOaikido
3.95/5 rDev +6.8%
A: Pours a dark orange body with three fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is decent with some lacing.
S: Loads of bready malts and hops. Some citrus notes, but not to strong.
T: Following the aroma, there is loads of earthy hops mixed with a balanced breadiness. Hard to pick out any fruitiness here.
M: Medium-light bodied with loads of carbonation. The texture was froathy and left a very bitter aftertaste that lingered for ages. Alcohol is not noticeable.
O: Good brew, pleasing and tasteful, but I felt the carbonation could be toned as well as have some more malt character.
09-14-2011 02:05:25 | More by Long813
St-Ambroise India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.