St-Ambroise Double India Pale Ale - McAuslan Brewing
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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
3.15/5 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
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
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
St-Ambroise Double India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.