Simple Malt Double IPA DH | Brasseurs Illimités

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4.06/5
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Simple Malt Double IPA DHSimple Malt Double IPA DH
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Illimités
Quebec, Canada
brasseursillimites.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
37
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 37
Photo of polloenfuego
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Quick: Pours nice and gold with little haze, a decent head but almost no lacing. Smell is hops forward, along with fairly substantial malts, more than expected. The taste was nice and hoppy, but the malts spoiled the taste of this beer a little. It was just a little too malty, I suspect this was an old bottle. Feel was nice though, fairly light with somewhat aggressive carbonation. Finish was bitter from the hops, but definitely offset by the malts.

Not bad, I have to wonder if it would have been different if it were fresher, but I can only judge what I have.

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Photo of LilSipper
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I bought this beer in a bottle but poured it into a glass. It has a light orange, slightly foggy look to it, and boy is it tasty. A very light and floral double IPA, with a beautiful citrus undertone. I would absolutely buy this beer again!

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Photo of papat444
3.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle at La Cuvee.

Quite sweet off the bat but has a bit of a medicinal feel, too green hops? Rough around the edges (not quite in a good way) and uneven. Disappointing especially considering what other breweries are doing.

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Photo of smcolw
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy, dirty gold color. Lasting head which leaves a nice ring of lace initially and a blanket thereafter.

Rich caramel aroma similar to candied apples. The hop is floral and slightly earthy and far more mild than most DIPA.

Oily mouthfeel from the high alcohol content which is notable for its warmth as well. The malt is masked by this. The hop comes through is a harsh and dominating way. The swallow brings a nice balance of pale malt, strong alcohol and biting bitterness. Carbonation is on the high side.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours and hay in color with 2-3 fingers foamy head with good retention and lacing. The nose is fresh with citrusand nice floral notes with hints of sweet, bready malt. The taste is hop forward, again both citrus and floral with just enough malt for balance. The mouthfeel is light and lively for an 8% beer; nice.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 500ml bottle dated 20 Octobre 2015.
L: A glowing peach-coloured brew with a generous crown of sloppy froth, fairly decent retention, and much sticky lacing.
S: Balsam and fresh bread, kiwi, mango and orange. This has got to rank amongst my top-five best smelling beers of all time!
T: Mango-peach shortcake! The high abv mainlines fruity esthers into the sinuses making it impossible to determine where the nose leaves off and the palate picks up. Did I already say mangoes? Mangoes. Nicely balanced. There's lingering bitterness but it takes a good while to notice.
F: Light carbonation, creamy, silky smooth.
O: Don't judge a book by it's cover! Boring label conceals an outstanding IIPA that can go head-to-head with Vermont's finest. If this were available down here, I'd drink it every week, I swear I would!

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Photo of VbolieuV
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden color with a nice 1 inch head that fades slowly with a good lacing. Powerful smell of hops, with fresh grapefruit and lemon odors. And attack of hops bitterness but really easy to drink, nice malt character. You couldn't guess it's an 8% beer. Dry finish. Really nice double IPA, really well rounded for that much hops.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled about 6 months ago.

A - Cloudy light golden colour. Three finger white fluffy head. Good carbonation. Spotty lace and a solid finger of retention.

S - Lemon, grass, orange, bread. Mild nose.

T - Nice lemon, spritsy, orange, booze, grass, lot's of citrus, mango.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, good bitterness.

O/D - Not bad for a DIPA that is 6 months old. While I'm sure it's pretty darn good fresh, this isn't half bad. Malt body is light, leaning more towards Vermont style. I liked it.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large white foamy head with excellent retention and some good retention and lacing. Aroma of fresh citrusy hops with nice floral notes and some light residual sugar notes is very enticing. Taste is also dominated by nice floral hoppy notes with light citrusy notes. Residual sugar level is just about right. Body is about average with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Solid dry hopped IIPA.

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Photo of 2_Shaynez
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

So happy to finally have this in a glass in front of me.

Pours a hazy copper-orange with a big 3-4 finger head which looks to be retaining to one finger of lumpy clouds and thick patches of lacing.

N: Funkier than I expected, a rather bitter smell, lots of pine resin and some malt is present. Not a lot of citrus or tropics...

T: Very nice! One of those IPA's that don't smell nearly as good as they taste. This is a refreshing IPA Kicker with lots of tropical fruit, citrus, and a perfect grapefruit bitterness aftertaste that my nose was just not picking up...pleasant surprise. And at 93 IBU it's dangerously smooth and drinkable, not too aggressive, just perfect. This is a real treat!

M: Kind of thin, with just below average carbonation which makes it even easier to taste the juicy fruitiness of this IPA. Goes down really smooth and easy, can't even tell it's 8%

O: Very very very good, been looking forward to trying this and I'm very pleased. I'm a fan of simple malt, I've tried almost all their entire collection and this is hands down the best they do. This ranks alongside Le Castor Yakima IPA, and Dieu du Ciel Moralite for the best IPA's made in Quebec.

If you live outside of Quebec and come across this....Buy ALL of them!!!

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Photo of ludachris
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Its golden amber body has a touch of haze. Bubbles in what looks like hundreds of streams jet to the top where almost three fingers of dense, creamy white head forms. Sheets of honeycomb lace appear as the head recedes.

The nose is an elegant bed of summer fruit. There's layers of peaches and apricots, mangos and papaya. It's juicy and ripe with no real sign of anything else.

Like so few other beers do, the nose serves as an identical template for the taste. It's a bit different for a IIPA in that the bite of bitterness comes first and then I'm slapped with heaps of tropical fruit which actually linger past the finish. The peaches and mangoes are perfectly sweet and are really the center of this.Dry pine needles creep into the finish as well but by no means are the intrusive.

It's lusciously creamy, giving its fruitiness some density. Its below average carbonation helps to pull the juicy sweetness through. For 93 IBU's this is ridiculously, unbelievably, unhealthily easy to drink. It doesn't help that its 8% ABV goes almost unnoticed.

I will forever be a sucker for fruit forward IPA's. My bias towards these IPA's and the hops that go into making them doesn't entirely make up for its near perfect score. This is very well crafted. From its creamy feel to its potent aroma to how well its IBU content is hidden, everything balances out and the transitions from feels and flavors are seamless. This not only sits right with DDC's Moralite and Le Castor's Yakima for the best Canadian made IPA I've had to date, it's one of the best IPA's I've had in my life. What a treat.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

SERVICE: Bottle
BOTTLED ON: 09/09/14

A:
Pours a slightly hazy dark straw with a large creamy beige head that sits at three fingers for two minutes before becoming a solid half-finger cap. Great retention; gorgeous concentric lacing like foam insulation. (4.5)

S:
Cirtus and hay. Pretty subdued overall with grapefruit, pine, biscuity malt, fresh cut grass, (4)

T:
Fruit bomb. Cirtus fruits, papaya, apple, grass, pepper, tropical bubblegum, with big rich malt wave coming in at the finish. Spectacular. (4.5)

M:
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation a creamy mouthfeel and a juicy finish. It FEELS 'juicy'. (4.25)

O:
Wow-wee.
This is a hell of a beer right here. And just 7 days old. That is probably the key.
It was recommended to me and I'll have to go thank them in person.
Great looking, only good smelling. Spectacular taste to it with wave after wave of sweet, juicy fruits. It almost feels like Heady to me in that I can feel the hop flavors transition. All this undercut with an earthy hop presence and a washing wave of caramel malt and clean citrus at the end.
It feels nice and is highly drinkable.
Will hopefully have again soon; worth looking for, just be sure to check the date : ) (4.5)

**To be sure, I may be having an off day with my nose (though it isn't congested). So take that section with a grain of salt. Also it became more obvious as it warmed, but it still seemed slight for how hoppy it tasted.

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Simple Malt Double IPA DH from Brasseurs Illimités
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 37 ratings