Cyclope Alpha IPA
Brasserie Dunham

Cyclope Alpha IPACyclope Alpha IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #2,466
Ranked #17,663
3.98 | pDev: 10.55%
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada
Very Good
Cyclope Alpha IPACyclope Alpha IPA
Notes: Dual hop experimental IPA brewed with Mosaic and Lemondrop.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Derek:
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4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a nice white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and light lemon notes is quite pleasant with nice floral notes. Taste is mostly dominated by fresh citrus notes with light cereal notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. I was expecting the hops to stand out even more than they did but still an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the few good hoppy beers of quebec.

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Photo of papat444
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Juicy mango aroma, fresh grapefruit rind in the flavor but a little too clean, lacks a bit of body but still quite good.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden hay color with 2 fingers of sudzy white head with decent retention and nice lacing. The nose is a big punch of hops, grapefruit, citrus, lemon and some spice. The taste follows suit with a big hop presence, grapefruit zest, lemon, citrus, dank and finishing dry and bitter. Nice body and carbonation and is easy drinking. Really nice!

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Photo of Bugs318
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love the way the hops presents in a lemon-dominated way. Pretty substantial bitter bomb. Quite easy drinking, though.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy, white gold with a pristine white cap. Bright citrus with a darker, earthy, dry hop flavor. Lemonheads dipped in a touch of pinesol and rolled in kief with a little rich melon in the aroma. Not too big in any one way, good showcase of the hops. slightly sticky after a bit, but subtle. Bone dry and pretty. Very good.

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Photo of Hopyard57
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Whatup14
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-34-85
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

L: A clear light golden color with a slight hint of red hue. Good two finger head with fine bubbles that dissipates somewhat, but holds together throughout the experience. The head seems almost "belgian" like in consistency.

S: Amazing hoppy aroma with very distinct fruity notes.

T: A significant amount of hop bitterness with some, but minimal amounts of sweetness (relatively dry).

F: Good carbonation level, providing some fizzy mouthfeel more typical of a belgian . but pleasant.

Overall: This is a great IPA with an amazing hoppy nose paired with an assertive level of bitterness.

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Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled only three days earlier!

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big tropical nose followed by earthy bitterness that finishes slightly lemony. Flavour is deceived a little by the aroma. Very sessionable as the ABV is reasonable and the beer is well balanced and refreshing

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Photo of MatChar
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanadianBacon
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - poured from a 341ML (11.5oz) bottle into a Teku Glass. The beer pours a really nice cloudy golden orange color, very similar to the look of tangerine juice, it has a bubbly 1.5 fingers of off white head that faded really fast although it does leave thick lacing and the carbonation seems fairly strong! as far as appearance goes, it lost points because of the dull head. but still a decent looking beer.

Aroma - This is a juice bomb! I will say that before I even start. it was brewed with Mosaic and lemondrop hops and the nose is citrusy. I get mango, pineapple orange peel lemon rind you name it this is a fruit juice. Subtly behind the juice you get a soft yet sweet caramel similar to werthers originals and a very light saltine cracker.

Taste - The taste profile changes a little bit, It is still citrusy upfront but the orange peel and grapefruit seem to be prevailent these are followed by dry earthy hops and make the flavor much dryer than the nose suggested. The sweetness from the caramel is gone as well and replaced by a grainy malt taste. I find the nose more appealing than the taste however only slightly, Althought not what I was expecting it's still well made!

Feel - This beer has a rather light mouthfeel with strong fizzy carbonation. As stated in the Taste section there is a dryness to it and it goes down fairly smooth. It definitely fits the flavor profile of the beer!

Overall - The first time I had this I remembered it being much better than this and the aroma led me to believe it was. I don't know it its just because this bottle had a couple weeks more age and may have passed a threshold but I doubt that is the case. It is still a really good beer just not the beer I was expecting. The flavor was dank and earthy with a dryness, it is light and smooth but prickles the tongue. If you can find a fresh bottle try it!

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Photo of ViennaSausage
2.27/5  rDev -43%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Beer was very citrusy, way too overpowering. Tasted like orange peels. This made it unpleasant.

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Photo of JOhn_Molson
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PascalMotard
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice golden/straw color. Good foam and head retention. The aromas are of hops resin, lemon, lime. The taste is very on the lemon side, with good bitterness and a hint of floral hops. It's very well balanced and easily drinkable. A kind of dryness at the end that reminds me of fresh lemon juice. A truly great IPA

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Cyclope Alpha IPA from Brasserie Dunham
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 21 ratings