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Boréale IPA - Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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Boréale IPABoréale IPA

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BA SCORE
84
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc. visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: papat444 on 06-07-2012)
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Boréale IPA
on tap @ L'Express, 3927 Rue St-Denis, Montreal, QC

Basic "American" IPA at 6.2% abv with a straightforward caramel-accented malt component and some citrusy hops. It's nicely balanced between malt base, hops, yeasty fruitiness, and drying bitterness. It's clean and without flaw, but fairly run-of-the-mill.

NeroFiddled, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of juliendesrochers
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

juliendesrochers, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Yoonisaykul
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Yoonisaykul, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear light orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of floral hops is quite powerful and very enticing. Taste is mostly dominated by a solid floral hoppy base with light malt base with not much residual sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation. Solid IPA with great use of dry hopping technique.

Phyl21ca, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of ZorPrime
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The color is copper, it is clear and the head is a nice cloudy looking foam. Very white. Nice looking beer. The smell is very interesting... for Boreale. Citrusy with some other fruity smell. Some caramel malts are present too. Makes you want to take a sip right now! Nice aroma.

The taste is more fruity than the smell. A nice bitterness which is well balanced. The bitterness is not over the top, but its well balanced. This one is good. A good IPA.

ZorPrime, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of 3Vandoo
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Actually I was very impressed by the Boreal's IPA, it was on special for 8 bucks for a sixer.

Smell is hoppy, but not too much, just well balanced, I was imagining a remake of the McAuslan's one or something, but you do smell the hoppiness.

Taste is bitter hoppy with a good hint of caramel but penchant toward bitterness.

Overall a good session IPA and cheap too

3Vandoo, May 22, 2013
Photo of DaveR514
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DaveR514, May 30, 2013
Photo of papat444
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at Le Mondial. Listed as 50 IBUs.

Appearance: A rather clear gold body but lots of off-white head that looks real nice with retention and all.

Smell: Nice hops aroma. A bit vegetal mixed with a touch of honey and nuts.

Taste: Has that nice brassy citrus hops taste with some delicate fruit, mangoes and peaches.

Mouthfeel: Bitterness is very low and i found the body a bit light for an IPA.

Overall: An ok IPA that has some good points but doesn't quite reach the standard.

papat444, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from Brouehaha QC for 2.50$

Appearance - Slightly hazy copper colour with a largesize fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, grapefruit, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel/toffee. There is also some grapefruit and apricot flavour. It ends with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - Surprisingly decent. I had low expectations but this beer actually has some of the flavours found in an american IPA. I can see this working well as a transition beer for someone just getting into hops/ipa's. With the selection of decent ipa's now available to me locally I have no reason to buy this one again, but it's worth trying. It would have been hit a few years ago when this type of beer was sparse in my parts.

spinrsx, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of RefillMyglass
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

RefillMyglass, May 12, 2013
Photo of Melomanemusher
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Melomanemusher, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

MThibault95, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Exaltedeyes
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Exaltedeyes, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of kevofficiel
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Bought it on special a pack of 6 for 8,99 $
Orange gold color. Nice fruity smell.
I tried the Alexander Keith IPA and wasn't very impressed about it.
Boreale IPA have a nice balance. I find it a bit strong 6,2 ABV I wish it was more about 5,5 or 5,8 ABV. But nothing to complain about.
I notice a very nice taste of the beer after 2 or 3 minutes after you drink it. I was surprise because most of the beer around 5 or 6 ABV, the taste goes away very soon but this one it stays and at the end it s a real smooth taste that u got even after 10 minutes that u drink it.
So would I recommend it ? For an IPA, for sure ! U can t go wrong with this one. Much, much better than the Alexander Keith IPA.

kevofficiel, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Tuey13
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden amber color with a finger of white foamy head that leaves some nice sticky lacing on the glass as it dissipates.
Smell is pine and floral citrus.. a little toffee on the end gives it a sweetness to the aroma... smells near an American IPA.
Taste is wonderful... not as bitter as expected, but in a good way... the malts make this a very well balanced IPA. There is a definite caramel sweetness on the taste and the malts compliment the hops perfectly. If i could get this here in St Louis area i would have it in my fridge always as it is a very drinkable IPA... not quite sessionable at 6.2 abv though.
I always drink Boreale when i am in Quebec and i was pleasantly surprised to see this new offering from them on tap this summer... even more when i seen the bottles at Metro! ;-)
Most of the Canadian IPAs fall short, but this is a definite hit!

Tuey13, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of edugasmtl
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

edugasmtl, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of rale
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

rale, May 03, 2013
Photo of Krakpoff
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Krakpoff, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jrenihan, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

oldp0rt, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of seanswee
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

seanswee, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

FrankHashimoto, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of JOaikido
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

341 ml bottle. BBF- 28-01-2013

A- Cloudy amber with moderate off-white head of tight bubbles. Fairly effervescent. Lacing on glass.

S- Grapefruit and orange zest with hint of grass and flowers.

T- Bitter flash up front followed by lingering grapefruit. Just enough sweetness behind the hops to balance the beer. Good malt backbone, though maybe a touch light.

MF- Medium-thick bodied. Very little astringency.

O- Very good and balanced beer. A lot of flavour but without being over the top. You taste all the complexity of the hops without being overwhelmed with bitterness.

JOaikido, Oct 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

BigCheese, Aug 13, 2013
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Boréale IPA from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.