St-Ambroise Double India Pale Ale - McAuslan Brewing
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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.
10-06-2013 07:21:29 | More by Tuey13
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
St-Ambroise Double India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.