Boréale IPA - Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
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4.1/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
12-21-2012 20:33:41 | More by Phyl21ca
3.53/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
09-20-2012 00:06:10 | More by spinrsx
3.89/5 rDev +3.7%
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
03-07-2014 13:17:40 | More by MDDMD
3.4/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
06-07-2012 17:07:29 | More by papat444
3.88/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
11-10-2013 13:04:17 | More by ZorPrime
4.16/5 rDev +10.9%
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
05-22-2013 17:01:33 | More by 3Vandoo
3.99/5 rDev +6.4%
Beer poured a golden honey color with nice head although it was a little airy it maintained it okay.
Light hoppy and floral aromas, not overpowering.
Nice, dry unoffensive hoppiness. Some dank hop notes but nothing too intense.
Smooth, crisp mouthfeel. Not too strong, nor overly bitter. Pleasant hoppy feeling in the
back of the mouth.
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.
03-07-2013 00:43:27 | More by TheDoctor
4.15/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
10-10-2012 01:25:16 | More by JOaikido
3.63/5 rDev -3.2%
A: Colour is orange/copper, low levels of cloudiness, pours a frothy white head that is consistent and laces the glace.
S: Citrus but not over the top, hints of caramel and nuts. Getting a bit of candy flavours
T: Sweet mild grapefruit, sweetness is well balanced and lingers with the bitterness. Hints of caramel and a bit of candy.
M: Well carbonated, a bit creamy at the end, a bit sweeter in the end.
O: This is a great beer. It's about time we see them come out with an IPA and I'm proud that this Canadian micro as properly designed one. The balance of the sweetness to bitterness is a bit off. I would like a higher bitterness in this beer.
12-03-2012 22:52:52 | More by Kremlock
Boréale IPA from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
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