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St-Ambroise India Pale Ale - McAuslan Brewing

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St-Ambroise India Pale AleSt-Ambroise India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Yoonisaykul on 07-25-2011)
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Photo of DaveBar
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a small head that is gone pretty quick. Dark gold and clear.

S- Pretty good. There is a goodly amount of hops here.

T- Pretty good here too. Nice and light while having that hop bite

M- Nice and dry.

O- A pretty good brew. Will try again to break it up once in a while

Food Pairing

This nice beer went well with...... Roast Chicken


DaveBar, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of zweird
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

zweird, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

473 mL can picked up at the LCBO; canned Sept 12 2014. Quebec might not be known for its IPAs, but McAuslan has not yet steered me wrong - so I'm still pumped to try this hopped ale from one of my favourite QC brewers. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a bright, clear orange-amber colour, topped with just under two fingers of soapy white head. Decent retention; it slowly seeps away over the next five minutes or so, leaving plenty of messy lace behind as it is reduced to a frothy collar and wispy cap. The aroma consists of a mixture of toffee malt sweetness, floral hops, and subdued citrus notes. Straightforward, but suitable for the style.

Not an exciting beer, but a proper English IPA, for sure. Caramel and toffee sweetness characterize the malt backbone, providing a sturdy platform the combination of floral, grassy, orange-citrusy hops which sum up the latter half of the flavour profile. Some light floral bitterness lingers into the aftertaste, with a hint of citrus; both fade gradually from the palate. Medium-bodied, with a moderate bite from the carbonation that provides this brew with a somewhat crisp, fulfilling feel in the mouth.

Final Grade: 3.95, an impressive B+. Despite the fact that it uses several North American hop strains, St-Ambroise IPA is not geared toward American IPA fans. The strongly floral qualities, prominent malt presence and (relatively) balanced nature of this beer place it firmly in English IPA territory - and it's a pretty good one, at that. This is a worthwhile, traditional IPA that would make for an excellent introduction to the style - definitely a solid strong ale that I'd consider purchasing again, if it were available locally.

thehyperduck, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of Bf_89
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Bf_89, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can served cold into a Keith's pint glass. Purchased for about $2.75 CDN.

Appearance - clear copper coloured beer, topped off by over a finger of white head with decent retention. A few bubbles rise to the surface and minimal curtain lacing left behind.

Smell - heavy dose of earthy aromas, a mild twinge of citrus mixed in, rather floral throughout like fresh flowers in spring.

Taste - strikingly similar to the nose, with that subdued bitter flavor, with just a hint of citrus, an underlying earthy flavor and some floral tastes. Works pretty well.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Overall - a decently well executed English IPA, but if you don't love the flowery aspect of this beer, it may not be the one for you. Would rather drink their pale ale on a regular basis. It's not bad, it's just after so many great beers from this brewery, it just doesn't quite live up to the rest of the lineup. I guess this shows that even great brewers can't have a perfect lineup.

DenisKolkin, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Xithyl
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Xithyl, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of headstash
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%

headstash, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of kmos27
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

kmos27, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -18.5%

On tap. Subtil hops and aroma of peaches...

Franck, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Whatup14
2.3/5  rDev -37.5%

Whatup14, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Howlader
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

Howlader, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of MJ63
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%

MJ63, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Mit
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours a deep dark clear golden color with a short lived creamy white head.

Im getting a malty spicy hoppy smell.....not a grapefruit hop mind you which is different.

Very spicy hop bitterness...very slight malt profile. This is a more traditional ipa.....a little different than the norm now adays. So good.

Mouthfeel is good and on point with the abv.

Overall this is very good. I would love to be able to get this on the regular.

Mit, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of leaddog
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%

On tap at National on 10th in Cowtown.

Appearance - Pours a hazy amber with one finger of bubbly white head.

Smell - soapy hops, caramel malts, toffee sweetness

Taste - soapy hops followed by the the caramel malts and toffee sweetness. This one is very malt forward.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes with a lingering sweetness from the malts.

Overall - A "ho-hum" English IPA. I was expecting a little more hop flavour to balance out the malts as I found this brew to be very malt forward. A little tweak to add more hops to this will make this a winner in the EIPA world.

leaddog, Sep 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

BRYeleJR, Sep 09, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%

MaryW, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Coombaron
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Coombaron, Aug 31, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

Triat00, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of mikeincharleston
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mikeincharleston, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

NJBeer265, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of slowfade
3/5  rDev -18.5%

slowfade, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

jcubz, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Lelampp, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Jul 12, 2014
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St-Ambroise India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
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