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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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80
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.28%
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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4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

saxguyty, Oct 20, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +20.9%

Triat00, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

jpchamberland, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of jrempel
3.94/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

jrempel, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.89/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Haydn-Juby, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

djcreepshow, Tuesday at 02:39 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

CurtisD, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Tuey13
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

Tuey13, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

seanswee, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Cycle69, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Molson2000, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Niceroad77, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

YamagamiTravis, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Phyl21ca, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of AnHeroicHippo
3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

AnHeroicHippo, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

DaveR514, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Whatup14, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Lelampp, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Mack, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Socialiste, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

NightINgale, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ujin, Sep 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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St-Ambroise Double India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.