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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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Photo of groleau
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of NDG07
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of DaveR514
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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 Mack
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of RefillMyglass
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of rale
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Odri
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of MaximeLanglois
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of juliendesrochers
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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 Exaltedeyes
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of Kloug
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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 Kremlock
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Photo of Melomanemusher
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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!

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 Yoonisaykul
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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.

Photo of Otterburn
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New product from Boreale.

Poured into my favorite pint, Chanvre rouge..

It got a clear apparence, amber color, small white head of foam with calm effervescence.

It smells like sweet citrus..shy smell..

It taste pretty much the same, some sweet citrus taste, hoppy, light body.

mouthfeel is right for the style, a bit dense,,with a after taste of bitterness,, small carbonation.

Overall its good, nothing extreme. It is a pretty smooth ipa,

nice hookup with my homemade-poutine,.heheh

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