Houblonnière | Brasseurs Du Monde

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Brasseurs Du Monde
Quebec, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Caudalie on 05-28-2012

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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by SSS:
Photo of SSS
4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great IPA
A - Cloudy amber color. Definite haze with a white head that is modest
S - Nice aroma, can't get specific hops
T - Great flavor, nice bitterness this is a solid IPA that holds its own and does not disappoint
M - Good carbonation, not overpowering
O - Very likable IPA, I recommend this beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of talbotjf99
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Single bottle from Broue Ha Ha, picked up on a whim from among their selection of singles.

Poured into a nonic. Hazy caramel-copper, with a billowing head of foam that produces scads of sticky lace.

Nose is very hoppy indeed, with citrus pith being the dominant note I can detect. A bit funky, but generally it is fine.

Not really sure what to make of this beer. Initially there is that pithy hop blast (by that I mean it tastes of pith, not that it is overly concise) , which eventually tastes more of a generously-hopped pale ale. Can't say I'm really enjoying the flavor, as the hops are tasting somewhat skunky and off, but there are some notes of resin and citrus. The depth of the brew isn't there either - once the initial blast is gone, there isn't much else to detect.

Thinner bodied, feeling a great deal like a cream ale with low carbonation and a dry mouthfeel.

Something about the brew just felt off, whether it was the specific style of hops or how it was hopped. In either case, the lack of balance, the feel and the general skunky taste in this beer made this a miss for me.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mademers
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samact
3.17/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of medium bitter hops notes with light pine notes also noticeable. Taste is a mix between some medium bitter notes with light pine notes and some dry caramel malt notes also noticeable. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad overall but a bit more floral hoppy notes would improve this beer.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The color is copper with a good looking foam head (beige). Quite carbonated. The aroma is quite intense in piney with some caramel malts. Too piney, it's seems unbalanced to me. In the mouth, it's a hop bomb. Pine tree... It's seems I'm licking a pine tree... Too much to be fun. The bitterness is timid too, but it's there. Not bad, but not great.

If you like pines notes, then this one is for you. For me, it's too unbalanced.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveR514
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Caudalie
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice golden color

S: wow, this is hoppy! Lots of pine, grassy aromas, I just love it...

T: Intense, hoppy as hell, with a nice citrus, mango touch, and a solid bitter finale, with piney hops

M: Pretyt smooth, low alcool so really refreshing. I'd drink a LOT of this.

O: One of the best, if not the ebst american pale ale brewed in Quebec, with a westcoast-like use of hops. I really enjoyed this one, IMO, the best beer they have brewed yet, since about a year...

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Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 5$

Appearance - Hazy amber/copper colour with an above average size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There a low amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, hops, lemons, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with grapefruit and lemons. There is also some caramel notes and a bit of a chalkiness. It ends with a dry bitter aftertaste.

Overall - It reminds me a bit of the latest Stone Anniversary beer.. the lemon juice and zest. It's an okay beer that is on the right track. It definitely has a lot of bitterness, it's just missing that west coast lip smacking fruit nectar/juiciness.

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Photo of Syl78
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of SebD
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrus, pine, grass and an almost hefe like spiciness.

Taste: Like the aromas, I'm getting mostly piney and grassy hops, with some citrus, some light caramelly malts and still that hefe like spiciness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500mL bottle purchased in Montreal. Pours a burnt orange color with an inch of white head. Some lacing. The aroma is sweet citrus hops. Hints of pine as well. The taste is piney with bitter grapefruit peel. Big bitter taste. Almost reminds me of a lighter version of some of the hoppy "triple IPAs" like Moylan's Hopsickle. Piney and floral at the end. Oily mouthfeel with a lot of tingly carbonation. The hop grenade on the label doesn't lie, this is one hop forward Blonde Ale. Overall, a nice hoppy surprise. I'd really like to have this again but they may prove difficult.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of theDuck
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The label says "Ale Blonde Houblonée" (Hoppy Blond Ale).  And with a literal hop grenade, I'd expect a near IPA, and so it is. 

Small head that settles to no bubbles.  Very cloudy broth with a copper amber color.

Strong hop aroma of evergreen and grapefruit. Moderate pale malt aroma in the background.   

Starts with a mild pale ale malt. By the time of the swallow, it's all (strong black pepper) hop bite. Long lasting, bitter aftertaste. Full round body with modest carbonation. This is a hop bomb. 

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Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Krakpoff
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of VbolieuV
4.33/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice carbonation with a big foamy head with big bubbles. Intense tropical smells, pretty good. It somehow smells like weed... The image is pretty accurate, it feels like you get an hop grenade. Not really well rounded though, with a better malt presence I think this would be easier to drink. Great IPA nonetheless will probably have it again.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This beer pours a cloudy golden color with 2 fingers of foamy head, The head rentention is really good and carbonation seems strong.

Aroma - This beer smells of citrus hops and grassy hops there is also a decent aroma of Caramel malt.

Taste - the flavor is almost all Grassy hop with light grapefruit underneath. I can see how someone could find it skunky however to me it just tastes like a bitter grass. There is also some caramel malt flavor underneath the hops.

Feel - Medium bodied Creamy carbonation bitter and dry on the finish.

Overall - This beer is more of an APA to me and to be honest Brasseurs du monde doesn't call it an IPA. I think placing it in the IPA category here was a mistake. As an apa this is an average offering, not good not bad. I wont be buying it again. Cheers!

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Photo of T-34-85
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Good looking beer with a moderate amount of head and a cloudy orange look.

Mild hop aroma with an assertive level of bitterness, and a light to moderate level of malt.

Overall: This beer was out of balance to me, with far too much bitterness, not enough malt to balance it out, and little to no perceptible hop aroma, especially considering the beer type. Better options out there.

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Houblonnière from Brasseurs Du Monde
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 47 ratings