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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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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
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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Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +9%

guezarka, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

lesdemonsamaporte, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

edugasmtl, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

KeeganRohovich, Dec 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

smekermann, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
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 -0.8%
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 +9%

bigox420, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

RedAleMan, Oct 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Krakpoff, Sep 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

mspang, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

AnHeroicHippo, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

kabritz, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of SebD
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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 -18.3%

davegray, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of TheDoctor
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A:
Pours a hazy orangish-gold with a creamy white inch of head. Good retention; excellent spider web-like lacing.

S:
Malty sweet hop aromas with some citrusy/green apple aromas and a soapy twang.

T:
Strong, sweet, juicy hops. Tinge of medicinal bitterness at the end. Green apples and biscuity malt flavors abound.

M:
Medium (bordering on light) body with soft carbonation; fairly creamy.

O:
Not a bad IPA, but far from my favorite. The hop flavor comes through good but is a little too sweet for my tastes. Fine looking, though and it drinks nice. Would have again, but I wouldn't seek it out.

TheDoctor, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Hoppytree, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Noyt, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

rale, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

4ster, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Haydn-Juby, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DaveR514, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

GoHabsGo, May 12, 2013
Photo of Dave_in_GR
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Dave_in_GR, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

juliendesrochers, Mar 19, 2013
St-Ambroise India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.