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Boréale IPA - Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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Boréale IPABoréale IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

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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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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

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.

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.

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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!

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of toddsschneider
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy appearance; golden amber color

small head, moderate effervescence

floraly citrus smell

enjoyable citrusy taste after bitter flash; hoppy aftertaste

pleasant medium mouthfeel

well-balanced IPA

well-distributed (e.g., corner store)

recommended product

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:
Beer poured a golden honey color with nice head although it was a little airy it maintained it okay.

S:
Light hoppy and floral aromas, not overpowering.

T:
Nice, dry unoffensive hoppiness. Some dank hop notes but nothing too intense.

M:
Smooth, crisp mouthfeel. Not too strong, nor overly bitter. Pleasant hoppy feeling in the
back of the mouth.

O:
Overall, a really solid beer. I sometimes find that IPAs go a little overboard on the whole bitter hop aspect, but this one is a nice light-tasting beer and is very drinkable. Honestly, it could be a little stronger on the hops and wouldn't suffer from it. If that were the case I might lean towards giving it a little higher rating. It would probably be a decent IPA for people that aren't big fans of IPAs.

Photo of MDDMD
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-medium amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-toasted malt, citrus, pineapple, floral, little pine

T-toasted malt with a hint of sweetness, grapefruit, pineapple, light floral, light pine, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-decent IPA with good overall balance of flavors

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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.

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.

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Boréale IPA from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.