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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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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Yoonisaykul on 07-25-2011)
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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
Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Mack, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Eric_Standard
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Eric_Standard, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of BeerLaw
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Type: IPA
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.

BeerLaw, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Socialiste, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

powdersoldier, May 05, 2014
Photo of rogerdandy
4/5  rDev +8.7%

rogerdandy, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Niceroad77, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of guezarka
4/5  rDev +8.7%

guezarka, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of lesdemonsamaporte
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

lesdemonsamaporte, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

edugasmtl, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

KeeganRohovich, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of smekermann
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

smekermann, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

CrazyDavros, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

hopsolutely, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

bigox420, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

RedAleMan, Oct 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Krakpoff, Sep 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mspang, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

AnHeroicHippo, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

kabritz, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of SebD
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a beautiful golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves very nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready malts, caramel, floral/grassy hops and a touch of citrus.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a bready malts, some caramel, alot of grassy hops, some floral notes and faint citrus.

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

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

SebD, Aug 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

davegray, Aug 12, 2013
St-Ambroise India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.