St-Ambroise India Pale Ale - McAuslan Brewing
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3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
08-29-2013 21:22:13 | More by SebD
3.58/5 rDev -3.2%
Pours a hazy orangish-gold with a creamy white inch of head. Good retention; excellent spider web-like lacing.
Malty sweet hop aromas with some citrusy/green apple aromas and a soapy twang.
Strong, sweet, juicy hops. Tinge of medicinal bitterness at the end. Green apples and biscuity malt flavors abound.
Medium (bordering on light) body with soft carbonation; fairly creamy.
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.
08-11-2013 18:49:11 | More by TheDoctor
3.71/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
06-09-2013 01:32:59 | More by Haydn-Juby
3.46/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
05-03-2013 00:48:52 | More by Dave_in_GR
2.63/5 rDev -28.9%
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.
01-11-2013 02:29:26 | More by JG_brew
3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
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!
08-31-2012 21:55:15 | More by Jeffo
3.63/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
08-08-2012 18:01:17 | More by peensteen
St-Ambroise India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.