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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Yoonisaykul on 07-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
187
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of binno
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pmicdee
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1" head that lingers around.

Smell: caramel and earthy tones hit the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, pear, some earthy flavors, and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, a bit less crisp and a touch dry late.

Overall: a very easy to drink English style IPA that is a nice changeup form the grapefruit laden hop bombs.

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Photo of theDuck
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochef81
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LanceH
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Supergenou
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 473 ml can into a pint glass.

Appearance - poured murky amber with 2 and a half fingers of extremely creamy head. not too much carbonation but the head lasted awhile.

Aroma - first came of with a caramel crackery type malt then some citrusy hops and some pine.

Taste - those sweet malts seem to come first followed by some orange and lemon with some pine bitterness. aftertaste of bread.

Mouth feel - light body with minimal creamy carbonation. and a light bitterness hanging around in the back of your mouth.

Overall - This was a half decent brew but it didn't have that wow factor a lot of ipas do. I'd happily drink it again but I wont hunt for it like i would their oatmeal stout.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazy amber color with a strong amount of activity. Creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 10 to 15 minutes, with some very good legs.

Smell of caramel biscuit and citrus. Flavors of orange, lemon, caramel, burnt sugar, grains, pine, ester, herbal spices. Grassy and piney hops with a roasted malt breadiness. Balanced mix of all flavors, but a little faint.

Light body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Light to medium strength finish of moderate length, ending with a strong piney tongue coat, a little hoppy and malty.

Overall this is a decent craft offering good flavors that are a little too faint, and a weak body and smell. Lacking some freshness being a little flat with a boozy and diacetyl feel. Although well balanced, it has almost no real personality.

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Photo of toddsschneider
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevofficiel
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

St-Ambroise India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing. Got it in an can 2 for 5 dollars here in Montreal Quebec.

So the look of it: Clear Amber Yellow golden color with medium carbonation. 1 finger of white head.

The smell of it: Orange-citrus Caramel malt also is there. It is not that strong, this smell is smooth, fruity, complexe at the same time. Very nice for an IPA !

The taste of it: Like herbal hops , with a touch of orange and citrus like the smell. Feels watery for a 6,2%ABV. Goes down really easy. The hops are there but much less present compare to over like American IPA. The caramel is on the aftertaste. I will definitely drink it again. One of my favorite IPA so far...

So overall would I recommend ? In one word, YES !

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Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high frothy off white head that died down, leaving specks of lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with notes of citrusy and herbal hops. Some toasted malts become noticeable in the smell as the beer starts to warm up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is rather malty and has flavors of caramel and toasted hops along with notes of herbal hops and hints of citrus hops. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer Is relatively easy to drink and is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Beer21
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremy7
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeMans
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some citrus. Taste is well balanced citrus hops and caramel malts, light bitterness at the finish, glass is becoming empty quickly. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer and a good thirst quencher.

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Photo of kwa357
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfreeze
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LDuke
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VbolieuV
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of djcreepshow
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St-Ambroise India Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
3.64 out of 5 based on 187 ratings.
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