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Simple Malt IPA - Brasseurs Illimités

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Simple Malt IPASimple Malt IPA

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs Illimités visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: timtim on 09-11-2009)
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Reviews by Ralphus:
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Ralphus

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one has a dark copper / light mahogany color depending the background. It's cloudy and the offwhite head settles to a small ring of foam. Some lacing.

The smell is spicy toffee malts with floral notes as well. Just ok.. not terribly interesting.

The taste is full of rich cocoa and chocolate malts with a significantly bitter english finish. It's probably a bit full on for the style but it's not bad.

Mouthfeel is light with prickly carbonation. Drinkability is average.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 21:23:57 | More by Ralphus
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-21-2014 02:42:17 | More by reizorc
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kabritz

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -43.7%

11-23-2013 22:44:12 | More by kabritz
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mspang

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-14-2013 19:43:19 | More by mspang
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-17-2013 13:54:39 | More by Whatup14
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-05-2013 21:56:00 | More by ThinkAgain
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

01-29-2013 15:06:00 | More by Mack
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-29-2012 00:40:40 | More by KalanM
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-06-2012 16:21:06 | More by cfalovo97
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a half tulip.

A: Pours a darker/burnt amber colour, quite dark for an IPA I'd say, some decent carbonation and off white head that as others mention disappears almost completely but with faint traces.

S: Light hop smell, but overwhelmed by a very heavy caramel malt smell, not what you'd first expect for this style.

T: First taste, leans pretty heavy on the malt flavours though not nearly as caramel as it smells. Malts are balanced quite nicely with the hops which are quite light on the palate at a mere IBU of 42(20 less than the Pale Ale!) This IPA is not overbearing on the hops but brings out the favour of each individual hops nicely, some flora, citrus and grassy flavours with a light bitterness ending

M: Decent carbonation, nice balance as mentioned reflecting the tastes, pretty easy drinking with the low IBU's..

O: On the lighter range of typical IPA's, which might not appeal to the hop heads out there. But overall a nice easy drinking beer and still worth a try as it is a decent IPA that these days is getting over shadowed by your big IPA's and DIPA's which have their place, but often one at a time..this beer plays up its classic IPA flavours and for a nice day on the patio this beer will go on a long way. Would drink on tap more than once but probably won't buy more singles.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 01:21:42 | More by 4ster
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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%

09-28-2012 20:20:06 | More by Melomanemusher
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

09-26-2012 01:06:06 | More by MattPS
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

09-20-2012 22:35:28 | More by Molson2000
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one in Quebec at Peluso in Montreal this past summer. Awesome shop for sure.

From a bottle into a snifter
IBU: 62

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Head fades to a faint wisp and ring. Color is an opaque burnt orange with medium levels of carbonation evident. A splotchy wisp remains until the end and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass. Looks pretty solid.

SMELL: Caramel, toffee and some faint melon notes. Pineapple and cantaloupe as well. Pretty nice, though could be a touch more forthcoming.

TASTE: Pale malts, caramel and some light melon sweetness, then some nice floral bitterness and toffee sweetness at the finish. Aftertaste is mild but persistent, including some piney hops, floral bitterness and caramel and toffee sweet notes. Very nice and well balanced.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Smooth and creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes with a touch of dryness. Pretty nice as well.

OVERALL: This is a solid English IPA by a more than solid Quebec brewery. Very tasty with plenty of complexity, this is well worth checking out if you get the chance. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 18:39:11 | More by Jeffo
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-02-2012 14:44:17 | More by beerhunter13
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-24-2012 07:33:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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Pencible

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-11-2012 19:36:17 | More by Pencible
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-10-2012 19:17:11 | More by oldp0rt
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +40.8%

01-31-2012 03:27:50 | More by jrempel
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ctgui

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-04-2011 22:35:14 | More by ctgui
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown amber with cream coloured head. Malt-forward aroma, with more caramel notes than the taste itself. Flavour is also very malt-forward with emphasis on toasted elements, followed by an abrupt bitterness. 6.4% ABV is evident in the finish which is otherwise pleasantly bitter.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 02:30:26 | More by hopsolutely
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice serviceable IPA. Pleasant mid-brown coloured body with lots of off-white lace. Very faint hop aroma. Lots of caramel sweetness and British hops. Very drinkable, a bit above average mouthfeel and on the dry side. Pretty hoppy for an english IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 02:22:01 | More by Sammy
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazel or burnt almond colour with a rich and creamy foam head. Milky blanket sticks around for a while.

S: Rich caramel/molasses-like malts, grapefruit aromas, earthy and nutty tones. Nice on the nose.

T: Caramel-tasting roasted malts, citrus tangyness, nutty flavours, and picking up some smoke. Quite a rich and full tasting IPA that leaves quite a lingering bitterness.

M: Light and creamy mouthfeel considering the rich taste, with about average carbonation.

D: Not exactly feeling the caramel/nutty taste of this, but it still offers a satisfactory IPA taste. Still prefer the Cascade IPA offering by Illimites, but this is still a nice IPA that's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 22:50:22 | More by Digimaika2
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zachariaIPA

Ontario (Canada)

2.08/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Picked up a bottle of this in Montreal about a month ago along with some other Simple Malts. No freshness date.

Pours a hazed-copper with an inch of lingering creamy off-white head. Lots of carbonation and thick concentric bands of lace.

Mild aroma and flavor of malts and citric hops. Unfortunately, I'm also getting wet cardboard- possible oxidization. Hopefully it's just a bad batch or something.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 03:57:00 | More by zachariaIPA
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TomStew

Quebec (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a pint (Just bought a nice St-Ambroise pint yea!)
I like this beer! Very malty and moderately bitter, I find that it is well balanced in terms of bitter-sweetness. The appearance is really great, halfway between pale and amber I would say. Great head, and the carbonation is good.

Tastes of sweet caramel and hops.

I am fairly new to this style and I really enjoyed my first English IPA. It makes me want to try more beers of this style to compare and see where this one stands (if there is better then it must be very yummy). I would definitely recommend trying this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 14:08:15 | More by TomStew
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Simple Malt IPA from Brasseurs Illimités
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