Pale Ale Américaine | Brasserie Dunham

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3.71/5
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51 Ratings
Pale Ale AméricainePale Ale Américaine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada
brasseriedunham.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Yoonisaykul on 12-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,930
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
51
pDev:
10.78%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of jhodgert
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Veiled and cloudy dark straw color, almost golden, with lots of activity. Thick foamy, almost creamy, light beige 3 finger head, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with average legs. Flavors of sweet grains, caramel, orange, grapefruits, wheat, Wild yeast, herbal and floral hops. Slick and smooth full body with prickly carbonation and a sharp crisp. Medium to strong strength finish, moderately tropical, slightly leafy and piney but more flowery, with a light straw and bardyard effect. A bit spicy in a coriander kind of way. Very close to an IPA in style, even closer to Belgian IPA so I'm not convinced about calling this an American interpretation. Although it's highly refreshing and well polished, highly drinkable and pleasant. Really good balance. Overall high quality craft.

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Photo of Derek
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOhn_Molson
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of talbotjf99
2.82/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Otterburn
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice look, amber color with a nice head
, smell is fruity / hoppy.
Nice feel,fine carbonation.
Excellent taste, hoppy, lightly fruity,
I recommand this american style Pale Ale !

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Photo of theDuck
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jfreeze
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CurtisD
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MatChar
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VbolieuV
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a standard blonde ale without much of a head. Smells way better, lots of hop in the nose with some grapefruit there too. Really feels like it's gonna be an hybrid between an IPA and a pale ale. I wasn't really wrong, really hoppy in the mouth too with a good bitterness. Almost an IPA in itself, definitely not bad.

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Photo of Antilochus
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341 ml no date visible.

A: Hazy orange-brown, very little head.

S: Overpowering floral notes, a bit of mangoey fruitiness / malt in the background.

T/M: Balanced on the palate. Finish is also balanced. Floral notes again with Sharp carbonation, medium body.

Decent pale ale that I would probably buy regularly if available in Ontario. Purchased as a single so may be getting on in age.

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Photo of bulldogops
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of 2_Shaynez
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Pours a super hazy burned yellow / orange, huge white lumpy dirty white head with big bubbles and amazing lumpy retention down to the bottom of the glass . Lots of thick soapy lacing.

N: Citrusy floral hops are dominating heavily, faintly tropical, even the smell is bitter, a bit of bready malt in the background

T: Nice aggressive hop flavor for 60 IBU. Nice hop complexity and well balanced. Citrusy hops, grapefruit aftertaste, some bread & cereal, a mild sweetness passes quickly over the center of the tongue.

M: Medium-High Carbonation and average bodied.

O: Big fan of dunham and this is really superb. For 60 IBU, this is almost as aggressive as some imperial IPA's I've tasted. Very very enjoyable with amazing hop characteristics.

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Photo of Franck
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Huge cereal taste. Herbal and weird hop taste. Not the kind of American IPA I expected.
I heard recently that Amarillo hop was missing in this batch

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Photo of Cycle69
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Mesa512
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of ThomasRL
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mbonugli
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle, part of the six-pack retail delivery vector here in Alberta, at 5.5% ABV.

This beer pours a rather hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with two svelte fingers of puffy, frothy, and fairly creamy dirty white head, which leaves some streaky dripping paint job lace around the glass as things drop away.

It smells of orange and grapefruit citrus pith, pine forest floor detritus, crackery pale malt, a hint of dry caramel/toffee, subtly spicy yeast notes, and a further lemon floor polish fruitiness. The taste is pretty consistent - a nice crisp citrus and pine bitterness, still pretty non-sweet crackery, bready pale malt, a retreating yeastiness, and some mild leafy soapiness.

The bubbles are nice and laid-back, just takin' 'er easy, the body on the light side of medium weight, and mostly smooth, a small tacky cloyingness the proverbial pea in this instance. It finishes generally dry, the malt apparently not possessing any extra gears, and the hops smugly putting it in neutral.

A pleasant enough APA, for the hopheads out there (full disclosure - who has two thumbs, and is...aww..you get the idea), with the obvious lack of caramel sweetness, this is indeed that particular kind of west coast-style pale ale. In theory, wanks such as myself should love this, but, as I already learned many moons ago, balance is the key, and this one teeters just a wee bit too much.

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Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of LarryAppleton
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Pale Ale Américaine from Brasserie Dunham
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 51 ratings