Joseph Bellarmin
Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,856
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #41,781
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 12.89%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
40
From:
Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Fall
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 40
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A:
Pours a pale gold with tinges of a funky green around the edges. Has a frothy white inch-and-a-half head with some lacing and good retention.

S:
Cantaloupe, sugar, weed, hay.

T:
Ripe melon drizzled in lime juice with a slight bitterness and some fresh cut grass.

M:
Crisp and refreshing with good carbonation up front, underneath there is a very pervasive melon flavor (I think so at least, it is really sweet but not in the citrusy or malty way you usually get with beer), earthy, bitter finish.

O:
Really tasty and (if not for the high ABV) a good session beer. It really is a sweet that I am not used to in most readily accessible beers. Could be hoppier to fit the style better. There are hops but it is mainly the linger hop "feeling" that you notice. There don't seem to be strong hop *flavors*. I liked it but since it is advertised as a Double IPA I expected something a little more punch-you-in-the-face bitter. Would drink again.

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Pours a super hazy dull gold color, no yellow shine, slight green hues on certain angles. 2 Finger off white head making its way down and leaving nice lacing.

N: Creamy, Boozy, Grassy, Pine, Citrus, Marijuana, Melons

T: The booze gave me a bit of a shake, maybe a little underhopped, There is a nice grapefruit aftertaste, a bit of spiciness. Some tropical fruit flavors are present. Different, but not bad...

M: Pretty refreshing, nice body, good carbonation, a tad boozy

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Moderate head that settles at a regular pace, leaving some foamy lace on the glass. Pale amber color and hazy.

This brew smells creamy with a strong alcohol nose. The hop is completely floral but also very light.

The flavor matches aroma. Plenty of caramel and pale malt flavors. The alcohol is also stronger than most DIPAs. Yet, the hop is quite understated. It's present, but this certainly no hop bomb. The aftertaste is balanced and moderate. Almost oilily in the body; low carbonation.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

500 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

The pour here is initially pretty foamy but once everything settles down and gets into the glass, this reveals a clear copper body topped with several fingers of eggshell-white head. This simmers down into a sudsy ¾ finger that drenches the sides of the glass with thick swathes of foamy lacing. The aroma smells of off character, with a medicinal or almost plastic smelling flavor to the nose that is hard to get past. A touch of floral and bitter citrus accents can kind of be felt edges, while there is also maybe some sweet graininess across the back. It’s hard to tell.

Those off-flavors unfortunately carry over to the taste, hanging on the edges of the profile and surrounding more hoppy notes of raw green citrus flavor. Sweet grains from the malt and some tropical fruit notes seem to mostly balance the hops up front but then this ends HARD, with a harsh pithiness that is only made worse by those off-flavors. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with a carbonation that has more of a creamy slickness to it despite the relative fullness of the body. There is some light heat here and while it isn’t overly warm, it does draw out a bit too much bitterness from the hops for my taste.

Eh, I mostly found this beer to be a mess. Even without the off-flavors, this didn’t seem well crafted to me at all, with way too much of an unbalanced raw hoppiness being present. I think it’s time to move on to something else from these guys.

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3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Sherbrook.
Slightly murky orange amber color with a large long lasting tightly bubbled tan head. Sweet bready caramel maltiness with plenty of citrus and pine to balance. Seems a bit sweet and malty for a double IPA, but pretty tasty beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this beer out of the island of montreal.In terrebonne.Never had any d'orleans before.Liked the label and I'm a sucker for double ipa's.Poured into my dogfish head snifter with a one finger head.Nice smell.Nothing out of the norm.
The taste and mouthfeel caught me the most off guard.
I fool myself thinking I like a certain beer in a certain style.This beer suprised me.Very balanced.No after taste.crisp and clean.
Very much enjoyed it.
The cost would keep me from drinking this beer all the time.
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One of the best double ipa's from quebec I have had.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A new series from this very good brewer that has some unique style which is probably due to the water they use. Enough with the little talk, on with the beer!

A: Caramel color with a creamy looking head.
S: Piny hops of average intensity. Some roasted malts there too.
T: Earthy notes which I expect from this brewer. Light caramel notes.
M: Hot in the mouth due to the high alcohol content.
D: One per session is enough due to the high alcohol content, however I would drink one every day!

Not an imperial in the IPA sense, meaning that the hops presence is timid at best. However, it is imperial due to its high ABV.

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A load of citrus grapefruit, lemon zest, and a great floral aroma. A little bready and grassy herbs blended. Lots of big hop aromas.

Fronting with bitter-sweet citrus, pine like. A great balance of caramel/crystal malts. The malt really cuts the bitterness down a lot. A little yeasty on the back of the tongue. Very floral, pine, and caramel. A touch of warming from the alcohol, extra fruitiness (peaches).

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Very balanced, very drinkable.

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Joseph Bellarmin from Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 40 ratings