St-Ambroise India Pale Ale | McAuslan Brewing

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St-Ambroise India Pale AleSt-Ambroise India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada
mcauslan.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Yoonisaykul on 07-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
191
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Tarheel219
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alexc11
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice copper coloured beer with good lace. Hoppy and bitter but tempered with a smooth feel. Good beer.

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Photo of Jack77
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kier
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papposilenus
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can with an indecipherable code stamp on the bottom. Served in a tulip.

Pours a stunningly clear copper-gold with a finger-and-a-half of soft, sudsy white head. Decent retention, a little sticky lacing.

Strong nose of malts, clover honey and medicinal herbs.

Taste is thick and chewy, bready malt with aggressive hop bittering. Burnt toast and caramel, apple peels, orange pith, cigar ends and pine cones. Floral, fruity and earthy.

Feel is creamy and smooth, medium-plus bodied and well carbonated.

Overall, a fine example of an English export-style IPA, well-balanced in the sense that both the malt and bitter dials are cranked all the way over to 10. A little jarring to my NEIPA-acclimated palate, not something I'd be likely to seek out, but it would pair beautifully with fried food.

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Photo of ewpass
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smooth EIPA. Clear amber colour. Light head. Mild nose, reasonable but not overpowering hoppiness. Medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbauer
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rukeli76
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Boo-urns
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poljazz22
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lovely copper color with on off white head.
Smells of sweetness citrus- apple cereal
Tastes pale malt, british hops, some added citrus. Extra hop flavors as final. Goes from malt to bitter- floral.
Quite nice and easy to drink. A delicate carbonation, the ABV is well hidden. The hops linger on and on as a nice final.
Nicely balanced British IPA. More punch than The St-Ambroise Session IPA.
Still not quite as good as Dieu du Ciel Moralité or Le Castor IPA. Worth the $2.50 can I paid.

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Photo of naciml
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This a very good IPA.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A-Sox
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtnord
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of -chii-
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Simon212
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of damndirtyape
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle at Brit and Chips in Montreal. Served in a straight wall 10oz glass.

Appearance: Bright gold with a hint of amber. Thin white head with some fine strands of lacing noted.

Smell: Floral, and quite hoppy for an English IPA. Had some other mild citrus notes like it was trying to be more of an AIPA rather than EIPA.

Taste: Nice hop punch up at the front and at the end of the beer, with some definite pine and citrus notes, but tempered nicely with a good bready malt to counter the bitterness and also some floral/herbal flavors as well.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick, good carbonation, not too sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Went very well with fish and chips, but much more American in style than an English style IPA. Tasty enough, easily drinkable. Solid, but nothing super memorable. Good appearance and clarity though, especially given how often IPAs are getting cloudier and cloudier as the hops get crammed into the beer. This IPA was well balanced, but notably hoppy, and was a pleasure to look at.

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St-Ambroise India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
3.64 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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