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:
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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 Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can: Poured a light amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and not much lacing. Aroma of light bitter hops with lightly sweet caramel malt. Taste is also a mix between some light bitter hops with lightly sweet caramel malt. Body is way too light for style with good carbonation. Light body with almost no hops presence makes for a beer I won't be seeking again.

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of spinrsx
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473ml Can

Appearance – Clear copper colour with a large size fizzy and frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation visible and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel/toffee

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and it feels slightly prickly on the tongue. I can taste malts, caramel/toffee and some hops. It really doesn't taste like an American IPA at all - it's more like an English one. It's still decent tasting though. It finishes with a malt and toffee aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.

Overall – Probably not something I'd ever buy again, but it definitely wasn't a waste of money. Just don't expect to be getting a American IPA if you buy it.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Photo of tom10101
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was unpacking some boxes and stumbled across a bunch of cans for my collection, and the corresponding reviews that I seem to have forgotten to enter.

Thanks Zorprime for the trade, we should do it again. Another can for the shelf.

Dark, copper color with a short, tight, white head. Good foam retention with thin, sticky lace trails. Smell is decent for the style, good combo of hop spice and caramel malt. Taste matches the smell, with a nice balance between hops and malt. Earthy or herbal (not grapefruit or pine) hop flavor. Bready, caramel sweetness to balance. Neither component takes over, a well rounded IPA.
Medium body and mouthfeel, neither too bitter or sweet. Not a super hopped up IPA, as is becoming the norm, flavorful and easy to drink.

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

Photo of groleau
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Beer21
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kjyost
2.4/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a great looking amber beer with anice white head and lacing... Looks great. Then I take a sniff of the beer. Ummm... did this not call itself an IPA? Where are the hops? It smells so very lightly of bitter hops but it is covered up by caramel sweet malt aromas. Taste? This is a solid ESB (maybe, you know, without the bitterness) at best. Sold as an IPA? Where qre the hops? No hop aroma / flavour in this at all. Just sweet malt... Feels good. Drank four (b/c that's how they are packed), but only b/c they were what I had...

Unimpressed. Whoever called this an American IPA needs to have a few good ones. This is the Keith's of micro IPAs. Malt flavour, no hops.

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

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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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 Casterbridge
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of ZorPrime
4.06/5  rDev +17%
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 rale
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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 fortyfield
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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