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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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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Yoonisaykul on 07-25-2011)
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Hoppytree

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

08-07-2013 23:55:50 | More by Hoppytree
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-11-2013 13:30:40 | More by Noyt
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-07-2013 16:49:58 | More by rale
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-23-2013 16:34:33 | More by 4ster
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 341ml bottle to a shaker

A: Perhaps a tad darker then straw. Close to blonde. One finger of head with moderate retention and lacing.

S: Fresh cut grass and citrusy fruit.

T: Grassy and citrusy fruits are dominant in the beer and are very pleasing and well done. Grapefruit is very present. Small amounts of sweet malts are also available. The beer is pretty balanced and easily drinkable. Bitterness is maybe a bit low for what I'm used to in an ipa too. Perhaps a bit of spicy hops as well.

M: Carbonation might be a bit low for my liking but its okay and doesn't make the beer too filling.

O: Pretty decent beer overall. Nothing astounding but it was a good experience and I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 01:32:59 | More by Haydn-Juby
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-30-2013 15:37:19 | More by DaveR514
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-12-2013 22:31:19 | More by GoHabsGo
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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass from a 341ml bottle.

Appearance is nice golden orange with lots of carbonation and a couple finger widths of head.

Smell is less hoppy than I expected, although for an English IPA this makes sense. More of a bready smell to it, but quite gentle.

Taste is bready, herby, and a little citrus, with a really dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

Overall a solid English style IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 00:48:52 | More by Dave_in_GR
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juliendesrochers

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-19-2013 13:13:35 | More by juliendesrochers
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-26-2013 18:23:15 | More by lgmol
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Kloug

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +34.8%

02-25-2013 23:55:27 | More by Kloug
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-16-2013 00:51:12 | More by nquigley16
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JG_brew

Quebec (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 341ml bottle.

I was expecting a hoppy beer and i didnt really get much hoppiness. Due to the giant hop nuggets on the label i was waiting for a bitterness hit or even some nice aroma that never came. It's definately an english style IPA and probably true to an "old fashion" english IPA as oppose to an American IPA of todays standard. More just an expectation and marketing issue for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 02:29:26 | More by JG_brew
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-29-2012 01:25:01 | More by KalanM
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-06-2012 19:22:59 | More by cfalovo97
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

10-23-2012 20:56:06 | More by CurtisD
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

09-20-2012 22:51:43 | More by Molson2000
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Originally had this at some cool restaurant in Quebec city. The missus and I wanted to get some good food, and to my surprise, they had this on tap. It was really nice on tap, so I bought a few bottles from the supermarket down the road. Quality.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, white head with good retention. Clear burnt orange in color with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a good wisp. A splotchy wisp remains until the end but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, with some nice honeydew melon as well. Watermellon and a hint of cantelope as well. Pretty fruity and nice for sure.

TASTE: Follows the nose nicely. Pale malts, caramel flavors, and lots of fruity stuff all over the place. Watermellon, cantelope and honeydew melon with some floral bitterness at the swallow. Bold and lingering aftertaste of caramel, melon sweetness and a nice floral bitterness. Quite good really.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry on the palate. Solid feel.

OVERALL: Good stuff all around. This is a nice English style IPA with a solid American twist. Glad I ran into this one and was able to get some at the shop down the road. Will have to look for this one again if I'm in La Belle Province again next year. Quebec is always so lovely. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 21:55:15 | More by Jeffo
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy deep orange colour, just under a finger of white head, some decent lace as well. Smell is malty and bready, earthy grassy hop, caramel and toffee and a light hint of lemony citrus as well. Taste is big and bready, light butter and floral hops, bitterness rolls in mid palate and is quite drying, citrus, finishes lightly sweet and malty. Medium body, medium carbonation. Not a bad english IPA but not something I will actively seek out again, would probably order this if I saw it on tap somewhere though, 6.2% ABV well hidden.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2012 18:01:17 | More by peensteen
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wookievath

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-18-2012 02:37:25 | More by wookievath
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Sammy, 341ml into a tulip.

Unfiltered dark orange with a white head. Decent lacing and mild retention. Nose is bready, lost of caramel and earthy malt qualities. Grassy and herbal hops notes. Taste has some bitter citrus and herbal hops, citrus rinds and less malt than the nose led on. Bready with sweeter caramel notes again. A bit earthy and leafy. Herbal bitterness linger. A tad lighter than medium body, and decent medium carbonation. I've had better for the style, this was OK at best.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 02:59:44 | More by liamt07
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-14-2012 01:21:00 | More by Mattgruv
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-15-2012 13:10:17 | More by oldp0rt
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy orange color. The frothy head lasts a long time and musters up a good amount of foam on the glass. Earthy, woody Goldings hops fill the nose, with a mineral edge and a good dose of bready malts. The taste is the same earthy hops and chewy, doughy malts mixed with a light diacytel buttery element. The mouthfeel is prickly with carbonation and medium bodied. The finish is lightly bitter and malty.

A very nice example of an English IPA. No punches are pulled in the hop department like many examples of the style. I recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 22:54:06 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +34.8%

01-31-2012 03:20:08 | More by jrempel
St-Ambroise India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
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