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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

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
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 Phyl21ca
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
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 spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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 andrenaline
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

andrenaline, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

oldp0rt, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

jrenihan, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
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

MDDMD, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of papat444
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
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 MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of NightINgale
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

NightINgale, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of ZorPrime
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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 BigCheese
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

BigCheese, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Socialiste, May 18, 2014
Photo of Mack
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Mack, May 13, 2013
Photo of wizo
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

wizo, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of rale
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

rale, May 03, 2013
Photo of Yoonisaykul
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Yoonisaykul, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Krakpoff
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Krakpoff, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of guezarka
4/5  rDev +7.5%

guezarka, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of fostachild
3/5  rDev -19.4%

fostachild, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of groleau
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

groleau, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of TheDoctor
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

TheDoctor, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +7.5%

jrempel, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of 3Vandoo
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
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
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Boréale IPA from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.