Simple Malt IPA | Brasseurs Illimités

Simple Malt IPASimple Malt IPA
BA SCORE
3.56/5
68 Ratings
Simple Malt IPASimple Malt IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Illimités
Quebec, Canada
brasseursillimites.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by timtim on 09-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,528
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
68
pDev:
13.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of rugene
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewstervt
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This beer pours a dark amber red color with 2 fingers of off white head, The head stays and carbonation seems lively but There are chunks floating around in the beer and they dont look very nice. I get unfiltered but chunks like this are a no no regardless.

Aroma - Caramel, roasted nuts, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, some dark fruits, lemon, grapefruit, and floral hops. Like an English IPA should the malts hold up the hops but the aroma's just don't mesh the way they should in my mind, Its a good smell but not spectacular.

Taste - Buscuity malts hit my tongue first followed by caramel, toffee, molasses, some brown sugar, this is followed by tons of earthy floral hops and some light citrusy flavors, again a hint of lemon some grapefruit. The taste is less Complex than the nose and comes together in a slightly better way but still seems to be close in rating to the taste.

Feel - Medium light body, refreshing carbonation, really mild bitterness overall.

Overall - This is an average English IPA, They definitely got the setup right and the malts are the main factor supported by the hops. The problem for me is the flavors down stand out, Its in the range of what your would expect from a basic English IPA. Cheers!

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Photo of Socialiste
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of theDuck
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Veiled dark amber, almost copper color, with subtle activity. Creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with good legs.

Stout like aromas of biscuity caramel and roasted nuts. Flavors of toffee, molasses, nuts, apple, black pepper, herbal spices. Smoky woody feel with a strange stale bread taste having some sweetness but overwhelming bitterness.

Medium body with prickly carbonation. Strong and long finish, ending with an highly bitter roasted and smoky nuts feel coating the tongue.

Overall I don't like this craft being highly bitter in a harsh bad way with unpleasant unbalanced flavors and bad freshness. Doesn't really taste like an IPA, more like a mix of cream ale and red ale.

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Photo of Electros
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rale
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2_Shaynez
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Dark Ruby-ish Amber Colour, brown in lower light setting, but very clear, not much haziness (is this filtered?). One finger head with little to no retention, a bit of spotty lacing.

Nose: A bit of pumpkin spice?? Sweet Caramel Malt, Not a huge amount of hop aromas for a classic IPA, which at an ibu in the 60's is a little disappointing....

Taste: Very nice! The sweet caramel toasty malt flavors of a red/dark beer, combined with grassy bitter hops. A nice combination.

Mouth: Low to medium carbonation, regular body. not very sticky.

Overall: Really nice, not very typical for a classic IPA honestly. IPA hops, combined with the malt flavors of a typical brown/amber beer. I tried several pale ales from the "simple malt" collection by brasseurs illimites, im not impressed, but theyre very drinkable. However, this one was probably my favorite!! If you can get it its worth a shot

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Photo of ledjip
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of andrenaline
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of edugasmtl
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of fostachild
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep amber color, borderline brown. Crystal clear. Lumpy head that leaves a thin ring of lace.

Lots of caramel from a deeply roasted crystal malt. Plenty of perfume, although not much hop.

Dark malt start but the hop rounds off the flavor nicely. Rich body with a moderate carbonation. The aftertaste leans to the malt but it lasts a long time. This isn't for the hop lovers, but it is a well balanced beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of kabritz
2/5  rDev -43.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Whatup14
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Mack
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of 4ster
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a half tulip.

A: Pours a darker/burnt amber colour, quite dark for an IPA I'd say, some decent carbonation and off white head that as others mention disappears almost completely but with faint traces.

S: Light hop smell, but overwhelmed by a very heavy caramel malt smell, not what you'd first expect for this style.

T: First taste, leans pretty heavy on the malt flavours though not nearly as caramel as it smells. Malts are balanced quite nicely with the hops which are quite light on the palate at a mere IBU of 42(20 less than the Pale Ale!) This IPA is not overbearing on the hops but brings out the favour of each individual hops nicely, some flora, citrus and grassy flavours with a light bitterness ending

M: Decent carbonation, nice balance as mentioned reflecting the tastes, pretty easy drinking with the low IBU's..

O: On the lighter range of typical IPA's, which might not appeal to the hop heads out there. But overall a nice easy drinking beer and still worth a try as it is a decent IPA that these days is getting over shadowed by your big IPA's and DIPA's which have their place, but often one at a time..this beer plays up its classic IPA flavours and for a nice day on the patio this beer will go on a long way. Would drink on tap more than once but probably won't buy more singles.

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Photo of Melomanemusher
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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Simple Malt IPA from Brasseurs Illimités
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 68 ratings
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