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St-Ambroise Double India Pale Ale - McAuslan Brewing

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St-Ambroise Double India Pale AleSt-Ambroise Double India Pale Ale

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jrempel on 09-11-2013)
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-02-2013 00:09:49 | More by wizo
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +10.3%

Bottle: Poured a clear medium amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of green hoppy notes with nice floral hops aroma. Taste is also dominated by nice green floral hops with a medium sweet caramelized malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation. I was expecting a lot worse based on previous ratings and comments but it is actually quite well balanced with an enjoyable level of hops.

12-15-2013 21:45:23 | More by Phyl21ca
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

10-16-2013 15:09:58 | More by montrealbcr89
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-23-2013 19:23:55 | More by DaveR514
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-15-2013 15:57:11 | More by Whatup14
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Lelampp

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-10-2014 23:41:41 | More by Lelampp
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.5%

12-04-2013 04:16:13 | More by bumchilly25
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saxguyty

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

10-20-2013 16:42:55 | More by saxguyty
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kabritz

Quebec (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

10-01-2013 01:33:08 | More by kabritz
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Tuey13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Pours a very clear golden / amber color with a bright white frothy head that dissipates rather quickly.

The smell is very strong with resinous pine and citrus, mostly pineapple and grapefruit... A bit of honey sweetness with maybe a little maple syrup as well.

The taste is very bitter and piney at first from the hops... citrus notes of grapefruit and pineapple with a candy sweetness before a dry finish.

I did notice the alcohol come out as it warmed, but not too much that it was overpowering.

Overall, a pretty good Double IPA.. not a phenomenal beer, but a good and well balanced one.

Cheers!

10-06-2013 07:21:29 | More by Tuey13
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-02-2013 15:48:24 | More by rale
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

09-13-2013 21:56:57 | More by oldp0rt
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seanswee

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

11-05-2013 21:19:25 | More by seanswee
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

05-30-2014 02:09:34 | More by lgmol
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jpchamberland

Washington

4/5  rDev +18%

07-28-2014 21:16:09 | More by jpchamberland
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-13-2014 11:34:06 | More by Mack
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-19-2013 08:57:30 | More by smekermann
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-30-2014 19:37:59 | More by Socialiste
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AnHeroicHippo

Quebec (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev +6.5%

Served in a pint glass, at about 8 degrees Celsius.

Appearance – Clear, golden, no haziness, solid inch of head retention after a few minutes.

Smell – From two feet away, I can already smell the intense IPA-style hops aromas! Upon closer inspection, I also get some thick, heavy sugars, almost like molasses or maple syrup; but mostly piny, resinous, slightly citrusy hops.

Taste – A lot of the same as the smell, minus the heavy sugars; maybe not quite as hoppy as the smell.

Mouthfeel – fair carbonation; alcohol content (8%) showing through a bit much as dryness on my tongue; not very bitter, considering the strong hoppy smell and the DIPA label.

Overall – pretty good double IPA, although I do prefer the hops profile of the regular St-Ambroise IPA… might try my next bottle a bit colder.

10-06-2013 00:25:08 | More by AnHeroicHippo
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +16.2%

picked up at a dep on parc a few days ago, the clerk said they got their first shipment that very day.

Look: Hazy straw, pour gives me three fingers of foamy off-white head that falls slowly, very nice lacing.

Smell: grapefruit, glorious hops, citrus, pine

Taste: is it the perfect DIPA? naw, overall well balanced but a bit piney for me

Mouthfeel: a tad under-carbonated

Overall: a good addition by one of my favourite canadian breweries

09-11-2013 21:45:09 | More by jrempel
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -7.1%

Bottle from Peluso in Montreal. From notes.

A - Poured bright with an orangey golden colour and mild carbonation. For what they claim is an unfiletered beer, this is lookin' pretty damn filtered. Two finger fluffy white head, minimal spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Honey and grapefruit. Quite mild. Alcohol came out more as it warmed. Not overly impressive.

T - Much nicer than the aroma with a good hop burst in the flavour profile and lot's of honey, sweet syrupy fruits, sweet fruits, grapefruit, and pineapple. Much sweeter as it warmed with some alcohol present.

M - Decent bitterness for the style, good carbonation, fuller end of medium body.

O/D - Definitely not a great DIPA, but not a terrible one. Not exactly easy drinking though. Nothing stood out as overly positive and the alcohol was too noticeable for the ABV without a great hop character and too much sweetness. Wouldn't seek it out.

09-16-2013 20:33:55 | More by tbeckett
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

03-02-2014 03:56:23 | More by Cycle69
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-03-2014 03:06:28 | More by NightINgale
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slowfade

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.5%

08-13-2014 03:07:13 | More by slowfade
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev +14.7%

A: A golden yellow that just slightly borders on orange. One finger of very creamy looking white head. Excellent retention. Thick rings of lacing indicate when each sip was taken.

S: Hops. Definitely of the west coast variety. Chinook.

T: Once again hops are definitely the most present thing, which is almost a redundant statement given the fact that its a DIPA. I get a signifcant portion of pine, not overly pungent like pine sol, but a pleasing pine. Citrus fruit is also there. The malt backbone of the beer is just that, a backbone. It doesn't really stand out but more provides a framework. I also detect some kind of buttery/butterscotch like flavors. Most likely due to diacetly perhaps from a improper fermentation. Its slight but more apparent as the beer warms.

M: Nicely bodied but still fairly dry and drinkable. It could be very easy to drink this beer quickly. Alcohol is barely noticeable (although likely covered by hops).

O: I thought this beer was great. I will most likely be picking some up in the future and could envision myself drinking it frequently. A decent bit better then the IPA from them, although I think i'll probably revisit that one as well.

11-16-2013 03:21:56 | More by Haydn-Juby
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St-Ambroise Double India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
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