Simple Malt Cascade India Pale Ale - Brasseurs Illimités
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3.65/5 rDev -1.6%
Single bottle from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau, along with the rest of the Simple Malt Line.
Poured into a nonic. Clear caramel in colour, nice half inch of head that retains well, lots of lacing. Nice looking brew.
Nose is quite malty, but with a strong resin and floral kick, bit of citrus I suppose as well.
There's a lot going on here, and I'm not sure if it totally works together, but it's not bad. Again, very malty, with a bit of wine, fruit, sugar and resin hops. A bit out of balance, maybe a bit past its prime.
Good feel, nice and creamy. Mild carbonation.
Not quite sure how I feel about this one. Something feels a bit off, but it's certainly drinkable. I'll look to give it a go again.
06-04-2013 03:53:17 | More by JohnnyBarman
4/5 rDev +7.8%
Served in a chilled glass
Appearance - beer pours a hazy deep ale colour, there is some nice carbonation. the head is slightly off-white with a nice foamy appearance. there is some good lacing occurring.
Smell - i can smell pine right away, some sweetness and a very subtle hint of spices. sweetness would come from a caramel base.
Taste - nice tasting, easy beer. pine comes through with the caramel, then there is a slight bitterness near the end. nothing lasting, but the bitterness is there.
Mouthfeel - added carbonation creates a nice mouthfeel, very full actually. the bitterness is increased, along with the pine taste.
Drinkability - I enjoyed this beer, real simple and straight fwd with a nice balanced taste.
01-25-2011 23:36:42 | More by Swedes21
3.2/5 rDev -13.7%
341ml bottle poured into a tumble.
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a really nice one finger slightly orange head thats really fluffy. Nose is quite malty with a small grassy hop note.
Very malty and grainy rather than hoppy and fresh like I'd expect from an IPA. There is a lot of caramel flavors as well. It's a bit odd, I'm not totally sure why though.
02-05-2011 23:51:46 | More by kingcrowing
3.55/5 rDev -4.3%
Thanks Lubiere. Not a bad bitter, but overated nevertheless. Overcarbonated is an obstacle to drinkability, there is cascade orange taste there, hop aroma.A little astringent in the finish, not bad as some sweetness.I have had lots of better examples of cascade IPA.
08-08-2010 04:13:28 | More by Sammy
4.05/5 rDev +9.2%
A- A beautiful amber/copper. Thin head is still lovely. Lots of bubbles and lacing.
S- Candied malt. Hops are great. Pretty much what I expected but less extreme. Burnt honey.
T- Pretty bitter. I get a little bit of water but still can't call this watery. Honey background. I'd like a little more raw hop taste.
M- Medium to full bodied and carbonated. Carbonation feels a bit crude and seltzer like.
D- Very good drinkablity. I'd easily go for this pint after pint.
Fun to drink but I wonder how fresh my bottle was. I wouldn't mind more hop smell and complexity in the taste.
03-11-2010 22:49:53 | More by Yoonisaykul
3.78/5 rDev +1.9%
Failry dark for an IPA. Light shines through but you can`t see anything on the other side of the glass. Dark-amber in colour with a solid, frothy one-finger off-white head which recedes to a sparse covering and ring around the glass. Nice lacing.
Unique hop profile, I haven`t encountered an IPA quite like this one (I assume that`s the straight-up Cascade). (Pleasantly) soapy and floral hops are paired with candy-like malt. Smells great but presence could use a huge boost.
This is really malty for an IPA. Is this a Quebecois thing? It really reminds me of Maitre Brasseur`s La Maitresse; which happens to be one of my favorite session beers. I love malty IPAs. Huge sweet candy malt but not nearly enough hops (La Maitresse has the hops to back it up). Hard to tell how fresh this is, there`s no production date listed. The hops are subdued and floral, also presenting a drying on the finish, along with a little alcohol kick. I like the taste but have to subtract 0.5 for lack of hops.
Slightly syrupy medium body and lightly carbonated.
This is pretty drinkable. For me though, it`s too similar to La Maitresse, which I prefer. If I want a malty IPA, that`s the one I go to, so I don`t think I`ll be picking this up again. I would love to try this when I know it`s fresh, this could potentially be pretty old.
02-16-2010 03:49:51 | More by eat
3.83/5 rDev +3.2%
Bottle: Poured a deep clear copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops with some bitter hoppy notes is interesting. Taste is also dominated by citrus notes with a bitter finish which leaves just a little room for the caramel malt. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nothing to really complain about here expect that I must admit that I personally don't enjoy Cascade that much and find it better with part of a balanced mix of other hops.
12-05-2009 02:59:38 | More by Phyl21ca
1.85/5 rDev -50.1%
Bottle purchased on a recent trip to Montreal. Poured in to Duvel tulip.
No freshness information was evident.
A - Poured a medium amber colour, very slightly translucent with two fingers of bubbly, white head.
S - Very noticeable sweet caramel malts hit the nose initially with some pine and very muted citrus notes evident from the hops. The citrus is so muted that I wonder if I would have even detected it had I not known that this was a Cascade hop IPA. Smells like a bottle that is far from fresh.
T - Some bitterness up front with a very heavy sweet caramel malt presence. Virtually no flavour contribution form the hops at all. None of the great citrus flavours of the cascade hop are evident here, which is disappointing. Clearly a bottle that was no fresh.
M - Light body, moderate carbonation.
O - This bottle was clearly past it prime. If a brewery chooses not to put freshness info on their bottles, they are fair game for reviews to be posted IMO. I would not have wasted my money on this bottle had I known that this was an old bottle.
09-23-2011 12:53:49 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.55/5 rDev +22.6%
Brewmaster was formerly brewing for Bièropholie, was looking for this one...
The color is caramel. The head is nicely formed, very sticky. The foam is creamy looking. The aroma is mainly hops! Cascade hops! The nice citrusy and piny aromas. Wow, I like this! On the taste side, it is grapefruit. The bitterness is awesome and provide joy in my mouth! This is a typical american IPA, very well balanced.
Cascade hops are some good...
10-29-2009 00:48:42 | More by ZorPrime
4.28/5 rDev +15.4%
Poured from a 341ml. bottle.
Appearance: Pours an orange, amber body with a thick head. Looks just a tad tan. Honestly looks like a lot of IPAs but still looks good.
Smell: Sticky & resin-like hops though a little on the down low. Floral & some citrus action.
Taste: Big citrus fruit that paves the way for a very nice hop presence that doesn't overdo it. Has a certain dryness to it. A bit of malt or even caramel if that's possible? As it warms, shows a little sweetness to it. Astringent yet yummy all at the same time. Develops a sugary, candy-like aspect in the finish as it nears room temp.
Mouthfeel: Quite full-bodied with a nice edge. Smooth and bitter all at the same time. Incredible balance and nearly perfect in the palate IMO.
Drinkability: All the way. Love the balance on this brew. Kept sipping this one quite easily.
Overall: Nothing beats a fresh IPA. So very good yet very balanced. Love it and hope it makes it to the U.S. for others to enjoy it. Pick this one up!
11-19-2009 01:45:50 | More by papat444
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
Appearance - The beer pours a clear amber colour with a very large fluffy/foamy off white head. Lots of carbonation is showing and there is some really nice lacing down the sides of the glass. The head lasted for several minutes before it was gone.
Smell - hops, malts, citrus zest, pine
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation, the bubbles are fairly large. The beer has a little bit of a creamy feel to it as well. The most noticeable flavour is potent hops. It could almost be described a sharp or crisp hop flavour. There is also some caramel and malts mixed with citrus zest and pine. The beer finishes with a bitter hop aftertaste.
Drink - Another solid beer from this brewery. Worth seeking out for sure.
10-24-2010 23:49:32 | More by spinrsx
4.18/5 rDev +12.7%
Poured from a 341ml into my Duvel tulip, bottle tanks to freud! Deep translucent red, ruby colour, with a thin off white head and insignificant lacing. What head was there faded quickly Nice aroma, slightly hoppy but mostly sweet malt. Taste is pretty malty too, but the hops (Cascade from what I understand? I'm learning!) come through too. Not bitter really, and quite balanced. I could compare this to the Granite's Hopping Mad, quite similar in my eyes. Not sure how fresh the bottle was, as the hops seem to be diminished. Quite drinkable, my first from this brewery and hopefully many more to come from Illimites.
05-11-2010 20:31:12 | More by liamt07
2.3/5 rDev -38%
Picked this up in Montreal. Pours a clear light amber with an inch of off-white head, spots of lacing.
Understated aromas of caramel malts and hops. Detecting some diacetyl.
Taste is a little disappointing. Malt and mild bitter hops..not particularly flavorful. Though malty, the bitterness lingers in the aftertaste..a tad astringent..The label made me think this would be a little more extreme! Though I like some other beers from this brewery, I wouldn’t recommend this one. Not the best example of a Cascade IPA.
05-25-2011 03:44:04 | More by zachariaIPA
3.65/5 rDev -1.6%
There's nothing really outstanding about how this beer looks. Its quite average for an American IPA actually. It had a nice head initially with OK retention.
Smell? What smell? Way too weak. A faint aroma of hops but nothing to prepare you for what's about to come when you take a sip.
The taste, however, is a notch above - although I admit to being quite fond of cascade hops so its a no-brainer for me. At first the sweet malty characters are what's easiest to notice, but man does that aftertaste kick you in the ass! True to the beer's name, Cascade IPA is full of that bitter hoppy flavour that so many of us love. The balance is almost perfect, and the citrus notes keep me interested through the whole sip.
There isn't too much carbonation here, and the beer ends up sitting in my stomach quite comfortably. Cascade IPA is well worth a try.
02-11-2011 21:46:43 | More by Intrinsic
3.95/5 rDev +6.5%
Beer is a copper/amber with a light head. Smell is nice and hoppy, with notes of citrus and pine. Taste is nice and bitter with an assertive hop blast. Some nice citrus and pine that fade and leave a slightly yeasty finish. The mouthfeel is good. Well carbonated and quite drinkable. All in all, a good IPA. It's nice and bitter, the hops are interesting, although not quite as floral as I had expected. Nevertheless, a very good to excellent IPA.
09-18-2010 04:30:11 | More by DoreenAndDave
Simple Malt Cascade India Pale Ale from Brasseurs Illimités
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