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St-Ambroise India Pale Ale | McAuslan Brewing

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197 Ratings
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:
McAuslan presents its New World take on the classic IPAs of the 19th-century England. In those days, the beers was brewed extra-strong and generously hopped to help it survive the long journey to India. Inspired by that history and today’s blod American IPAs, we’ve married Cascade and Chinook hops with a subtle blend of malts -anyone who appreciates strong ale will love it. Hop bitterness and malt smoothness: it’s a journey your taste buds will enjoy time and again.

Added by Yoonisaykul on 07-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,587
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
197
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Photo of Act25
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Like Quebecois bieres. Including this brewer's stout.
A) Pours a clear, dark copper with a finger of sudsy white head with lace galore and decent retention.
S) Ample northern nose of malts, honey, floral herbs and medicine cabinet - a bit of tincture.
T) Follows smell, trending toward an EIPA, but more interesting due to the medicine cabinet features of band-aid, tincture, witch hazel... along with hop bittering, caramel, apple peel, tobacco, sulphur, flint and pine. Complex, and better as it warms.
F) Feel is creamy and smooth, medium-plus bodied and well carbonated.
O) It's an English IPA, well-balanced with my roast chicken and veggies, and any barbecue foods.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a timeless flavor profile here indicative of the old world meeting the new. with a sturdy english malt built, yeast complexion, and more hop bitterness than flavor, but also with the classic northwestern pine and grapefruit essence, freshness, and spiciness of the well known american hops, and a smooth, balanced taste and feel overall, this is an ipa for those who like them a bit english and forever drinkable. biscuity slightly caramelized crystal type malt overtones in here, but a zippy bitter hoppiness too, it goes back and forth between rich and bready to fresh and citrusy, nice balance and interchange, but decidedly old school overall, it doesnt even taste or smell dry hopped in the now all important area of juiciness, and this has very much been evolved beyond in a lot of ways, but still stands as a monument to ipa as it used to be, when it was an english style, and a lot more malty and bitter than they tend to be these days. these guys are an institution in their part of the world, and its always a joy to try some of their beers. still my favorite from them is the oatmeal stout!

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Photo of JPadilla
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DreamDeath
4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitburger
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tarheel219
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alexc11
3.56/5  rDev -3%
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 -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kier
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papposilenus
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
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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3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbauer
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rukeli76
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poljazz22
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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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4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This a very good IPA.

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3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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St-Ambroise India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 197 ratings
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