India Pale Ale | Microbrasserie La Chouape

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie La Chouape
Quebec, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Yoonisaykul on 08-02-2011

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Intrinsic:
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3.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

La Chouape has done a great job with this IPA. It embodies all the classic elements that make American IPAs so damned good. It's very light amber in colour, with a head that dissipates very quickly and leaves virtually no lacing. However, the smell is amazing, with floral notes taking front row in this hopped up beer, with a little citrus in there as well - possibly grapefruit. The taste brings it up another notch with the above mentioned flavours showing through but balanced beautifully by a bready malt - but not overly so. This is definitely a hoppy beer. Very dry, feels great going down. I'll buy it again - if they drop the price a little.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beer21
2.83/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.65/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always glad to see another American IPA for Quebec.

A- Some sort of cloudy brown with some yellow. Vdery light beige head sits well and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Something similar to all the La Chouape beers. Sweet. Alcohol is a bit hot. A little musty.

T- Like the smell. Tastes good, sweet with just enough bitterness. Only thing is, it tastes a bit dirty. Veggie in the hops comes out more and more as it warms. Little bit of bubblegum came out near the end.

M- Low carbonation. Full bodied. Moderately dry.

O- Well, as I thought. A la Chouape IPA. It's good, offers some nice, well balanced AIPA flavours but there's also some bad;like the veggie, and musty.
Room for improvement.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light amber/orangey color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light citrus hops notes with some bitterness and dry caramel malt also noticeable. Taste is a nice mix between some dry caramel malt with light floral and bitter hoppy notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good and easily drinkable but a bit low on the hops side of things.

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Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Caudalie
1.25/5  rDev -61.3%

Photo of SebD
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy orangy/amber color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice spotty lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of faint floral hops, some pine, some citrus and bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some pine resins upfront followed by floral hops, sweet caramel and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a decent overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with average flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Krakpoff
2/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of yancot
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Based off week old memories.

L: A very pale, amber color. One finger of white head. Lacing was pretty good as was retention.

S: I was surprised. I got a bit of pineapple on the nose. Some citrusy grapefruit, pine, and floral notes also poke their heads out. Caramel malt also come through. Some yeastiness.

T: A citrusy and well balanced IPA, perhaps leaning a bit towards the sweeter side. Citrus, and pine, with just the faintest tinge of what I perceived as being pineapple. Fairly malty too. Caramel is pretty prominent; it would be nicer if it was dialed back just a hair, but it's nothing insane.

F: A bit on the thicker side, particularly for a 6.2% beer, but nothing bad.

O: This was a pleasant surprise. I haven't had much from this brewery but I'm liking what I've had. Unfortunately, my beer skunked rather early as I was sitting outside but I marked on pre-skunk experience. If you're looking for a nice Quebec IPA I suggest this. Good stuff; next time I'm in the store I'll look out for some more!

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.73/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BOTTLED ON: 13-08-2014

Pours a glowing amber with a perfect three fingers of head that rockily settles at one+ at a min. and then a healthy film. Great retention; little hooks of lacing. (4)

Citrus and yeast. Grapefruit, rising dough, sawdust, leather, earthy body underneath. A bit boozy. (3.5)

Soft and chewy bitterness. Citrus pith, hop resin, light biscuit, some woody aromatic, a little hot, with a rising resinous dryness that almost feel like what I imagine licking a hop to be like. (3.75)

Very nice, medium bodied, rough velvet feel with perfect coating carbonation. Intensely dry with a lingering hop tinge, alcohol is noticeable. (4)

Actually a pretty decent IPA.
I decided to try this when it showed up with a fairly recent date (about forty days ago). I was certainly not disappointed. Actually kind of unintentionally appropriate as this is my 300th beer on here (huzzah!) and it is not only a Quebec brew but a passable IPA!
Pours lovely (like every La Chouape beer I have tried). It has a kind of boozy quality to it which I don't personally love and I don't think goes with the style, but it is not a bad beer by any stretch and is even fairly drinkable. It has a very dry finish which is nice, but is a bit intense.
All-in-all this is a good beer, but I would absolutely not buy it if it was more than a 5-6 weeks old.
Would have again; if seen with recent date: well worth a try. (3.75)

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimWakimika
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%

India Pale Ale from Microbrasserie La Chouape
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