St-Ambroise India Pale Ale - McAuslan Brewing
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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
British Columbia (Canada)
3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
Appearance: Light orangey gold with rapidly dissipating white head.
Smell: Grassy hops, floral notes. Earthy. Smells like summer.
Taste: More grassy hops, lots of 'em. Malts and hops remain decently balanced however. A tiny tiny hint of fruit juice-like sweetness up front rapidly transitions to a lingering bitterness that becomes a bit astringent in the finish. Some caramel-like undercurrent throughout.
Mouthfeel: Fairly peppy, but a bit watery for my tastes.
Overall: IPAs are admittedly not my favourite style, but this was still pretty good, and a perfectly respectable beer. Not as nice as some of McAuslan's other offerings, but still very solid. It's just missing a little something.
06-05-2014 04:58:31 | More by Eric_Standard
Prince Edward Island (Canada)
3.59/5 rDev -3%
Poured from a 375ml bottle bought here in PEI in a variety pack.
Appearance: Light with slight amber. White head with fairly large bubbles
Smell: Very grassy and earthy. Smells like cascade hops - must be dry hopped with it, and likely added at the end of the boil (sure enough their website says it has Chinook, Golding and Cascade).
Mouthfeel: medium low mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Slight creamy. 6.2% very well hidden.
Taste: Fairly good for an IPA. Not too hoppy/bitter to the point the malt cannot carry it. But it is much too grassy of a taste to me (too much cascade hops?). A bit astringent.
I love that I was able to drink a beer with a ton of cascade (its been a while)- so I definitely learned something drinking this. Must admit I don't like the hop much though - just far too grassy.
Quite good for an IPA but not the best I've had.
05-31-2014 01:22:46 | More by BeerLaw
3.31/5 rDev -10.5%
Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows floral hops, fruity confectionery, toffee, diacetyl notes. Not particularly hoppy.
More diacetyl as a flavour along with some spicy hops, light sweet malt and a sharp but plain bitter finish.
Carbonation seems a bit full on.
11-18-2013 07:41:50 | More by CrazyDavros
3.64/5 rDev -1.6%
Not the beer for which I'd hoped from a brewery that I respect so much. Bottle picked up in Montreal this morning.
A good looking beer with an excellent hop-forward aroma and a nice malt backbone. But the flavour is not as well balanced, and is missing the citrus and tropical fruit elements that are more present in the aroma. It has an impressively bitter finish, almost sharp, but starts with a surprisingly sweet caramelized malt base and the transition is not as smooth as I'd choose.
11-10-2013 21:53:24 | More by hopsolutely
St-Ambroise India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.