La Ciboire | Microbrasserie Archibald

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Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Archibald
Quebec, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ZorPrime on 06-28-2009

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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of ZorPrime
4.06/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted June 9, 2009.

A: Nice copper color with a good head. Very sticky to the glass. Nice.
S: Very inviting smell, however light to medium in intensity. Hops with caramel.
T: Similar as the smell, however stronger in intensity. The hops are earthy, or is it smoky..., and the finish is more caramel than bitterness.
M: Round and medium body beer.
D: I could drink this all evening.

Very good beer, not the usual IPA. That's why I like it too!

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Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of theDuck
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real happy to see this at the dépanneur. A brewery I never heard of before... in a can! Told the owner of how happy I was to see another Quebec beer in a can. Just hope it's good.

I guess a Quebec beer had to have this name sooner or later. Actually, it's probably already happened.

Best before on bottom of can... I only see a black dot.

A- Deep clear copper topped by a great, creamy, very light beige head. Lacing is all sorts of patterns but there's plety of it. Looks great.

S- Nice sweet cream soda syrup. A little sour fruit which reminds me a bit of barf (which isn't too weird, I've found this in other hoppy beers.) Also slightly metallci but again cream soda is the main smell I get. Looks good.

T- Wooh. Not expecting this. Quite a fresh hop kick. I was expecting more of a sweet malt with maybe a bit of tropical flavour but this is much more piney, grapefruit rind bitter hop. Very good. I like it. Grapefruit rind bitter after-taste lingers for a long time. Honey and alcohol comes out as it warms up.

M- High, kind of aggressive, carbonation. Liquid is quite thin and very dry but mouthfeel is just light and perfect without being watery.

D- High. Bitterness lingers without much of a sweet backbone so it might tire some.

Yeh! A good new beer and possibly new brewery for me. I think the can had something to do with how good this tasted. I had it in the fridge for a week but don't know how long it was in the store. Still tasted very fresh.
I recommend it and am eager to try their other beers.

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Photo of CliffBrake
3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very nice looking IPA with a good rocky head and plenty of lace. It has a medium malt body with an asertive hop bitterness. The aromatic properties of the hops aren't hugely expressed - maybe more like an English IPA vs. the American style.

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Photo of halfshell
3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewsed
3.86/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrenaline
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seanstoppable
3.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up from ZorPrime during CanBif 2009.

Pouring into a pint glass results in a hazy light copper colored ale, with massive amounts of durable head. 3 fingers of sticky white head very slowly evaporated, leaving visible lacing down the glass.

No real noticeable smell.

Taste is slightly hoppy, with a nice malty backing. Very nice medium body and a smooth finish. A bit of the malt flavoring lingers in the mouth for a minute after the swallow.

Overall a very nice IPA that is quite drinkable.

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Photo of rale
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of uncleotis
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Poljazz22
3.62/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent version IPA. Quite bitter with some citrus and piney aromas. It feels a bit one dimensional. There are more interesting IPAs such as Moralité (Dieu du Ciel ) and Le Castor's Yakima made in Quebec.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.62/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ciboire from Microbrasserie Archibald bought it in an bar.

Look: Orange/yellow color with a finger of white head.

Smell: Malts, sweet, citrus

Taste: Hops and malt, some citrus on the background. Goes down really smootly. Medieum to light carbonation

Feels: Really pleasant. The hops stay for a while that is the nice thing.

So overall would I recommend it ? Sure, but for the price there is much better out there.

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Photo of zotzot
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark orange color
Soft IPA nose
Light bitterness
Fair overall

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber body with a nice amount of soapy white head off tap. The aroma has some fair malty notes to it along with some piney, earthy, and faintly citric hops. The taste has some strong bitterness with a clean earthy finish and prickly carbonation. Nice beer, unfortunately I'm on the move so I can't write more but I'd have it again!

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: An orangish/ yellow color. One and a half fingers of head and excellent lacing.

S: A bit of citrus fruit with some yeast and sweet malt.

T: Caramel really comes through, a bit more then what I' used to in other IPA's, but its good and provides a nice sweet element to the beer. Bitterness is moderate and appropriate. A touch of citrus and some floral hops round the beer off.

M: Carbonation is good. Perhaps a bit high but its very drinkable.

O: I would say far more similar to an English IPA but none the less its a decent beer. In all honesty I was expecting this to be something like Alexander Keith's , meaning a AAL that rides the popularity of the IPA name amongst noob craft drinkers. It was a pretty decent offering. Good with food I would imagine and i will probably try other offerings as they're one of the few non macro offerings I can tote around in cans.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber color with lots of activity and floating detritus. Creamy beige 3-4 finger island head, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with moderate legs. Flavors of orange, caramel, citrus, grapefruits, pineapple, slightly floral, grassy herbal hops. Thick fruity sweetness, while still sharp and bitter. Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Strong finish, astringent thick grassy feel, lots of hops, sharp citrus, and sugary caramel. Good freshness and pleasant to drink for a bold one, but not very accessible. Nice flavors, fresh grassy feel, good balance. Overall good quality craft.

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La Ciboire from Microbrasserie Archibald
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 53 ratings