Série Signature IPA
Les Trois Mousquetaires

Série Signature IPASérie Signature IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #297
ABV:
6%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,609
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 4.74%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
49
From:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  9
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Série Signature IPASérie Signature IPA
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 49 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. About 2 months old at time of consumption.

A: Sunny golden color with a soft haze. Two fingers of fine-bubbled, bone-white head retains well and leave behind a thick collar of lacing.

S: A good, if not a bit demure, nose. Very tropical. Candied lemon peel, clementine, ripe mango. Melon rind and kiwi. Ever so slight leafy/earthy whiff. Dry and crackers malt.

T: Lemon juice, orange, mango, ruby red grapefruit in a big way. Bitterness is modestly bracing. Nice acidity. Bit of an earthy/leafy hop dimension too. Touch of soft spruce tip. Bit of papery oxidation is beginning. Cracker and toasty grain on the malt end of things. Long hop finish showcases some brighter tropical notes along with a bitter citrusy pull.

M: Filling, with a medium weight. Soft and fluffy. Ample but gentle carbonation. Easy mouthfeel.

O: Sort of an east-meets-west approach. It seems in the vein of the famous Vermont IPAs. Soft and easy multigrain body with a mild haze, the hops are a blend of the sprightly tropical side of the spectrum with the big citrus notes and bitterness that the west coast IPAs are known for. Pretty solid stuff, actually. Cork and cage bottles are not doing this beer favors though, and oxidation is already starting to set in.

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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts, Dec 17, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow pour with 2+ finger foamy/puffy head.
Aroma grapefruit, tropical fruit, and pine on pine - Christmas tree effect dominates - slightly dank.
Taste starts crisp and almost crackery - hoppy yeast - pineapple, tropical fruit, mango but then the piney notes hit - hoppy and resinous.
Bubbly carbonation with a medium mouthfeel - bitterness lingers. Superb.

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TooManyGlasses from Alberta (Canada), Sep 08, 2019
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

At Bier Market Montreal. Winning me over as #2 in a flight. 7 Oz. Must visit.
A) Light golden yellow with a white head that lasts and laces tidal rings.
S) Aroma is citric, dank with fruit & mystery. (Which is good)
T) Unusual profile, the malt comes in force with caramel wood shop/ pine shellac finish. ‘
F) Medium carb and weight, but pleasant tickly peppery feel and finish. Unusual.
O) Quebecoise IPAs win by being different and more northern european.

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Act25 from New Jersey, May 29, 2018
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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straw and slightly hazy with a little carbonation and 4 fingers of rocky, off white head.

Smells very fruity of pineapple, jackfruit, soursop and other tropical fruits.

The taste follows the nose and is even more complex, including more tropical fruits, and apples, pears, and oranges.

Medium body, with light carbonation.

I got this at Brou HaHa in Gatineau, Quebec and am drinking it in Muskoka, Ontario, Feb 18th, 2018. Excellent taste and great nose on this one.

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patre_tim from Thailand, Feb 19, 2018
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3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 cl bottle from Depanneur - pours slightly misty golden yellow - with lightcreamy head that dissipates quickly to leave a thinish film and light lacing. Aroma: honey, citrus, some pine. Flavour: piney resiney, citrusy grapefruit hops - honeyish tropical fruit - distinct carbonic bite.

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eberesford from Ontario (Canada), Jan 14, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale yellow. Fluffy cloud that leaves nice lacing. Tropical nose, mango shines through. Tropical up front with a nice pine bitterness coming through in the end. Clean finish with a smooth all be it a touch soapy mouth feel.

It's a nice take on an IPA but not necessarily a memorable one.

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byronic from Ontario (Canada), Jan 01, 2018
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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear golden yellow with a white head that lingers for a while.
S-Aroma is dank with some fruit in the background.
M- carbonation is medium high, mouthfeel is medium with a nice resinputs feel as well
T- very smooth the front with a Caramel honey sweetness that is nicely balanced with the bitterness of the selected hops
O-This is a wonderful West Coast type IPA, for those who love the dank character in their beers

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SSS from Quebec (Canada), Dec 29, 2017
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3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

8oz glass at Beer Revolution YEG Oliver Square - once upon a time, we would get the big bottles from this brewery out here first, but no longer is that the case.

This beer appears a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with a very thin cap of wispy and faintly bubbly bone-white head, which leaves a few instances of ocean plume lace around the glass as things slowly recede.

It smells of juicy tropical fruit (pineapple, guava, kiwi, and passion fruit), grainy and crackery pale malt, and some understated leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is slightly dank pine resin, muddled exotic fruit, further domestic citrus rind, bready and grainy pale malt, a lesser biscuity caramel sweetness, and more burgeoning leafy, herbal, and gently perfumed verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly meek in its hard to discern frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, with the various hoppy esters making a small dent in the proceedings here. It finishes trending dry, even with the lingering tropical hops and malt persisting.

Overall, this comes across as a pleasantly earnest attempt at one of the current New World IPA incarnations - antipodean hops the vector chosen, apparently. Fruity and quite easy to drink, it's always nice to re-establish my connection with this Quebecois operation.

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biboergosum from Alberta (Canada), Jul 30, 2017
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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml cork and cage bottle poured into a wine glass

A- pours a murky golden color with a one-finger head that has geed retention after the pour

S- smells of juicy tropical hops; pineapple, mango, guava, grapefruit, with light undertones of toasted malt, very nice

T- hops aren't as strong in taste, big notes of toasted malt up front. Mid-palate does bring out some tropical juiciness; mango, passionfruit & pineapple. The finish is dry with a linger of toasted cracker malt and tropical hops

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a murky finish

O- was pleasantly surprised by this one, every Canadian IPA i've had up to this point drank like a mundane pale ale, this one is bordering on American east coast style

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Treyliff from West Virginia, Apr 18, 2017
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4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Poured from a 750 into a teku, This beer poured the color of peach juice, it is extremely hazy with 2 fingers of white bubbly head that fade into a thick lacing over the top. Carbonation is moderate and is replenishing the lacing. This one is good looking IPA.

Aroma - A mix of citra chinook, simcoe and centennial hops are giving this a beautiful fruit juice aroma up front. Mango and Pineapple are up front some orange peel Grapefruit rind, a very light earthy dankness behind that but this is a juice bomb on the nose. behind that I am also getting some light grain and caramel from the caramelised wheat in the mash. This is the second time I'm saying this in a review today but this is a beatiful NE style nose. I'm getting lucky lol.

Taste - Up front you are getting the more bitter citruses but being only a 40 IBU IPA they are light. I'm getting grapefruit lemon and some orange peel up front. The wheat and caramel then pop in with a sweet zest kick and the sweeter citruses hit the back of the tongue for a smooth finish I'm getting mango and pineapple predominately,

Feel - This one seems to be on the lighter side of medium and you get a very light creamy feel with extremely light prickling. I just drank a beer I think had a slightly better feel and it may be affecting my rating but just know this is a really great feel still. I am genuinely enjoying this one.

Overall - I just tried this back to back with Microbrasserie vox populi's vox pop (citra) IPA. Truth is I like elements of each beer better but overall I think vox pop is better. others may disagree because the margin is so close. This is a really great example as a New England IPA none the less. Its color to cloudiness were spot on, the head could have been a little better but that's a small complaint. The Aroma is a beautiful array of citrus fruits and so is the flavor, I love the way they incorporated the caramel and wheat using carawheat. The feel is a little on the light side but when I say a little i mean a little. this is where I'm saying the other beer might be throwing me off. its still a little creamy and still very smooth. Try it if you see it you wont be disappointed!

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CanadianBacon from Quebec (Canada), Mar 14, 2017
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4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy and veiled golden color with moderate activity, gets murky with the yeast. Thick creamy, frothy and rocky, white 3-4 finger sparkling head, lasting around 20 minutes, with generous legs. Flavors of pineapples, passion fruits, mangos, lemon, caramel, sweet grains, wheat, floral spices. Slick and smooth medium body that gets to full with the yeast drop, a bit silky, with extra crispy carbonation. Medium to strong strength finish, sharp and clean, light pine and leaves, delicate tropical fruits and sugary caramel malts, soft clove and butter, peppercorn, sharp yeast and flowery spices. Nice intensity and very accessible. Inviting fruity feel, no harsh tongue coat. Perfect representation of a well balanced single IPA, delicate and complex while highly flavorful. With the yeast drop it gets sharper and zestier, more dry and piney. Delicious with a satisfying body. Super refreshing. Highly recommended IPA, up there with Auval. Overall exquisite quality craft.

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TheBierdimpfe from Quebec (Canada), Mar 06, 2017
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4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

20/10/2016 lot 682.

Hazy, dirty straw with a white head, thin ring of retention, light lace.

Huge hop aroma, mango, pineapple, pine, nectarine, grapefruit rind, bit of weed.

Restrained bitterness with plenty of hop flavour, but not overbearing. Lots of tropical fruit, citrus and pine.

Smooth mouthfeel with a light acidity.

Really great IPA!

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Derek from British Columbia (Canada), Nov 24, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Oktoberfest in Repentigny.

A real nice juicy, sweet and pungent tropical fruit. Hazy body with an orange-yellow body. Has hints of papaya, very nice.

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SmithyAlan from Quebec (Canada), Sep 27, 2016
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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very nice IPA. Read the other reviews for color etc. It is very drinkable! But not quite as good as a Moralité. I find it a bit light and sort of thin when I do a side by side comparison.
I tried another batch less than 3 weeks old and it was really good. Flowery hop aroma and lots of citrus flavors. Well worth the purchase ( $7.00 can. for 750 ml ).

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Poljazz22 from Quebec (Canada), Aug 25, 2016
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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 750ml corked-and-caged bottle, dated 11/07/16. Served in a tulip.

Pours a cloudy mango color with an exuberant three-finger-plus head of loose, fluffy foam. Retention is good, lacing is spotty.

Nose is subdued but sharp and clean, yeasty with straw, kiwi, lemon and vanilla.

Taste is biscuity with an assertive wheat bite and yeastiness up front, lemony and slightly resinous, with grassy herbs, cane juice, orange pith and tropical fruits mid palate, finishing with mild sappy bitterness and a sharp mineral tang.

Feel is crisply refreshing, light-to-medium bodied, a little sticky and brightly carbonated.

The corked-and-caged bottle format and classy labelling looks like I should have saved it for a formal occasion but this was definitely a beer for enjoying outdoors on a sunny afternoon and, dammit, that's what I did. Overall, very good and I hope to have it again.

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papposilenus from New Hampshire, Aug 06, 2016
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4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a bright orangey/amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh bright citrusy hops notes with great tropical fruit notes is quite awesome. Taste is also a great mix of fresh green floral hops notes with loads of floral citrusy notes with some tropical notes and light residual sugar notes. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Solid IPA with nice floral notes and no bitterness.

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Phyl21ca from Quebec (Canada), Jul 31, 2016
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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged bottle.

Murky orange with a substantial, billowing head. AN intermingling of citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Slightly sweet citrus notes with a hint of green apple. Low levels of bitterness in the finish. Slightly thin for what I expect in the style, but not in any way off-putting. Excellent. My only qualm is with the format, which I have never liked, and like even less for an IPA.

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Coronaeus from Ontario (Canada), Jul 30, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sample from bottle opened a previous day. Tasty ingredients, but still not a top notch IPA. Would like to try fresh on tap. Pretty usual hops for the most part.

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Sammy from Ontario (Canada), Jul 22, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super fresh bottle (9 days old)

A: The beer pours the usual light hazy amber color as what you'd expect of an American IPA properly done. The head is a slightly off white color with the usual fluffy texture that you'd expect. Tons of retention, quite surprising for the abv.

S: Smell is light but what there is is amazing. Pineapples, clementines, mangoes, all the good things. Not a ton of bitter notes but some pine resin like smell.

T: Follows the nose pretty well but there is more bitterness than expected which is really nice. So, pineapples, clementines and mangoes still there but a good amount of orange peel and pine resin like bitterness.

M: Very well done. Quite fluffy (maybe thanks to the wheat in the beer), not sticky, really good carbonation for the genre.

O: This is the best IPA we have in Quebec, by a large margin. The closest there is to actual West Coast or Vermont IPA's. That makes me want to try their DIPA really bad but they release it once a year at the brewery only :(.

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flipper2gv from Quebec (Canada), Jul 21, 2016
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Really nice look, a little bit cloudy with lots of carbonation and a really nice white head. Beer is dark golden.

Completely incredible smell, almost feel like fruit punch. Grapefruits, oranges, kiwis and bananas.

The taste is also wonderful, grapefruits and oranges are the main flavors there. A little bit of apples flavors are also detectable. Medium bitterness.

Nice carbonation on the tongue but I feel like there's not enough body.

A really really solid IPA, too easy to drink.

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VbolieuV from Quebec (Canada), Jun 29, 2016
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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Service: Bottle
Bottled on: Jun-10-2016


A:
Pours a hazy, orangish gold with a billowing three fingers of pristine white fluff that drops to a decent film. OK retention; scattered lacing. (4)

S:
Mandarins, guava, mango, a little earthy citrus pith underneath, but mainly sweet, juicy fruit aromas. (4.25)

T:
Similar light citrus sweetness to the aroma with lots of ripe stonefruit juiciness and a more pronounced orange peel bitterness with a dry resinous finish. (4.25)

M:
Medium-minus body with a pretty dry finish, light carbonation, super drinkable. (4.25)

O:
Very good IPA.
This is a super-drinkable, fruity, resiny, bitter, dry, easy-drinking beer that I would (nay, will) gladly have again. Pours lovely. The aroma is very bright with lots of juicy citrus. The flavor follows suit with a decent dose of rustic centennial sap in the background. Incredibly drinkable. Very good beer.
I am excited to know that they'll be brewing this as a regular beer. Will have again. (4.25)

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TheDoctor from Quebec (Canada), Jun 23, 2016
Série Signature IPA from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 49 ratings