La Ciboire | Microbrasserie Archibald

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Archibald
Quebec, Canada
archibaldmicrobrasserie.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ZorPrime on 06-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
15.56%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of andrenaline
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Poljazz22
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
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 zotzot
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
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 PJT
3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
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 halfshell
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Photo of kevofficiel
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
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 fortyfield
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of theDuck
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Supergenou
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerdrinkr
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimWakimika
3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whatup14
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Nfiorini513
2.76/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had this beer in the Montreal airport, I liked it but it isn't anything specail for an IPA.

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Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brewsed
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GoblueMS
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Dafixa
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Jones153
1/5  rDev -71.2%

Photo of tom10101
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%

SERVICE: Can

A:
Pours a crystal clear gold color with a couple of fingers of white head that gassily settles to a fat film that can be easily awoken. Decent retention; sticky clumps of lacing. (3.75)

S:
Well-used dishcloth (but not in an infected way or anything). Dry bread, husky grains, hard water. Almost nothing. (3.25)

T:
Doughy and medicinal. Bread, hard water, astringent and bitter herbal hop flavors. (3.5)

M:
Thin and dry with lots of carbonation and a medium body. Quick finish and pretty drinkable with lingering bitterness in throat. (3.75)

O:
Niether the best nor worst IPA I have had.
I had kind of given up on trying random Quebec IPAs that I found while out and about, but when I saw one in a can I decided it night be worth a shot.
It poured nicely but was pretty roundly mediocre otherwise. It had little to no discernable aroma (I figure it was a little old and I might be having an off day, but still...). It tasted alright, if a bit one-dimensional. Not a wholly awful beer and not unenjoyable, but not great either.
I probably would not have it again; unless you're a ticker, there are better beers to be had. (3.5)

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La Ciboire from Microbrasserie Archibald
3.47 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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