India Pale Ale | La Barberie

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BA SCORE
30.6%
Liked This Beer
3.41 w/ 49 ratings
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
La Barberie
Quebec, Canada
labarberie.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,078
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
49
Liked:
15
Avg:
3.41/5
pDev:
18.48%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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4.64/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - This beer pours a very cloudy orange color with a finger and a half of thick foamy off white head, the head fades and leaves a thick film over the top of the beer. This beer is bottle conditioned and I see quite a few floaters, at not even 3 months old yet this is a little alarming for me from a quality standpoint.

Aroma - leafy floral and earthy hops dominate the nose, then I get toasted and pale barely malts some breadyness and a freshness usually found in AAJ's

Taste - Like the nose those leafy floral and earthy hops are all here at the forfront and produce a very bitter taste, they are followed by some biscuity/cracker malts and some white bread at the back of your mouth. I'm really not a fan of the way these flavors came together.

Feel - watery light medium body with mostly creamy carbonation, a light tickle on the tongue as well.

Overall - This is a bad IPA and as a beer its mediocre at best, the flavors are odd for the style and they dont mesh well, Its like saying lets take the worst style of ipa a leafy earthy one (with no pine at all) and throw it in a belgian pale ale let them sit a couple days and poof we have our "ipa"... no thanks I wont be having this again.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samallison
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of T-34-85
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from draft.

A: A turbid burnt orange look with minimal head, but a ring of soapy lacing that leaves a residue of film as the beer is consumed. A unique looking IPA.

S: Light to moderate hop aroma with hints sweetness and sourness in the nose.

T: A mixture of hop bitterness and sweetness upfront with a hint of yeasty sourness in the finish.

Overall: This was a nice, satisfying IPA with some unique features that help distinguish it from the crowd.

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Photo of Niceroad77
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VbolieuV
3.94/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -34%

Photo of SebD
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of groleau
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mspang
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Odri
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Whatup14
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of rale
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Jeffo
2.33/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Got this one at Depanneur Peluso in Montreal this past summer. Awesome shop.

From a 500ml bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, looser looking, white head with decent retention. Perfectly clear, burnt orange body with lower levels of carbonation. Head fades to a nice foam cap, though only a half wisp remains until the end and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts, green fruits, apples and pears, with some citrus notes in there as well. Pineappl shows up with a touch of yeasty sipces as well. Cross between a pale ale and a Belgian blond. Not really that impressive.

TASTE: Pale and toasted malts, a touch of melon and citrus, then green fruits and spices at the swallow. Medium and lingering aftertaste of pale malts, spicy yeast, and some citrus lemon and floral hop bitterness. Decent, though more a pale ale than a blond here. Still, this is odd within the style.

PALATE: Very light body and higher levels of carbonation. Airy on the palate, goes down fizzy and finishes somewhat dry. Not plesant at all.

OVERALL: This isn't a quality IPA. It's a bit schizophrenic, not knowing if it's actually an IPA or a Belgian blond ale, and the palate is just way too airy and light. A better feel and I could at least drink the bottle, but as it is, Drain ended up with most of it. Skip this one at all costs.

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of rodenbach99
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml brown bottle with crown top. Bottled on may 28th, 2010. 4,49$ at Peluso. Light copper with a tick white head. The foam stand 'til the end of the glass. Good hops aroma, american in style. Very hoppy with a good bitterness. Somewhat dusty aftertaste. Good overall IPA. 7/10

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3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice IPA.

It poured an average red-orange creating a large head that dissipated quickly, leaving behind light lacing. There was a nice floral aroma, but without much else that I could differentiate.

Initially I found the beer exceptionally tasty, but have dialed in back a notch as it didn't maintain its greatness through a whole pint. I might add that it could be that I had paired it with a spicy lunch, but an IPA is supposed to work with spicy food. It is floral with a light amount of bitterness and very light malt. I personally am fond of less malty IPAs so this fit my palate. As I continued to drink the beer though the floral nature was not being noticed and the bitterness took a while to develop, and lingered lightly.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a cloudy medium orange hue, with a few fingers of foamy white head, which leaves a decent amount of lace around the glass as it recedes. It smells of bready caramel malt, and mild citrus hops. The taste is grassy, piney hops, and a light bready malt. The carbonation is fairly high, the body a bit thin, and it finishes hoppy, that grassy, weedy essence persisting. A pretty tame American version of the style, but easy enough to drink once the bubbles lay off.

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Photo of Ralphus
2.56/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I received this one as part of a trade and it's my first La Barberie brew. I'm not sure it fits the classification of an American IPA but here we go:

Poured an attractive deep copper colour. It's clear and its very carbonated body gives rise to three fingers of white foam. The head recedes to a simple blanket but doesn't offer any lacing on the way down.

The smell is slightly bready with touches of cloves and must. There is some sweeter malts underneath as well.

Taste is fairly light for an IPA. There is some bittering hops towards the end but much of it is cleared from the palate by the high carbonation. Little complexity and only a very small amount of malts or fruit is present. It's not really the punch I was expecting.

Mouthfeel is dominated by the high carbonation and gives the beer a prickly feeling. Drinkability is lower than average.

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India Pale Ale from La Barberie
Beer rating: 30.6% out of 100 with 49 ratings
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