MacLean's Broadsword India Pale Ale | MacLean's Ales Brewing

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MacLean's Broadsword India Pale AleMacLean's Broadsword India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
MacLean's Ales Brewing
Ontario, Canada

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A pale, strong ale, well hopped as tradition demands.

Added by Sammy on 04-05-2009

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by liamt07:
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3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for C'est What's Fall Festival.

Poured a clear amber, alludes to some orange around the edges, with no head or lacing from this pour and struggles to produce much with a quick swirl. Nose is a gentle, understated citrus and some berries here too. Taste doesn't differ much, but follows down the berry path with some sweet, inoffensive toffee/caramel malts. Certainly malt forward, not a significant bitterness here. Impressive clean and smooth mouth with solid drinkability, given the smoothness and lack of complexity. Not bad at all, and the ABV is not evident at all.

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3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At Volo's Ontario IPA Cask Challenge. Not a bad one, neutral aroma and golden appearance without head, again it could have used a few dys. Decent bitter flavour, average cask mouthfeel. Fuggles hops, excuse me organic fuggles. For aroma, golding. That is, organic golding.

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3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwjd
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask at C'est What's 2010 Fall Festival of Craft Breweries. Pours a copper amber colour without much head. Smells quite English (assuming this is an English IPA), with floral and earthy hop smell. Nice bitterness level. I'd have this again if I see it, but likely won't seek it.

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Photo of Tyler_V2
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

MacLean's Broadsword India Pale Ale from MacLean's Ales Brewing
3.59 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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