Glutenberg India Pale Ale | Brasseurs Sans Gluten

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Glutenberg India Pale AleGlutenberg India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Sans Gluten
Quebec, Canada
brasseurssansgluten.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by papat444 on 10-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
16.57%
 
 
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Giggy
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Okay, as an IPA this isn't a great beer, but as a gluten free beer it certainly is. It's remarkable achievement is to avoid the sour fruitiness of almost all other gluten free beers that is wildly out of place in an IPA. This one has a fair amount of bitter hop flavor, and body that is a little thin for the hops, and a degree of slickness in the body. It's a godsend for celiacs and others who can't tolerate gluten and pretty much the best you can do in the category.

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Photo of NeoIndian
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought four pack of India Pale Ale (Green) thinking it should be a good taste but then its bitter taste which is not mentioned upfront. Plz if you dont like bitter taste like me than dont touch it ot in other words spend the money in good one.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is slight citrus with very little hops. The taste is light citrus mild hops and little bitterness.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear dark yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate dark golden yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy light beige head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus/orange and herbal hops over the top of light aromas of non-traditional malts/grains (maybe buckwheat).

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of non-traditional malts/grains (buckwheat and sorghum) that is common amongst gluten-free beers. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/orange and herbal hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially crisp with a bit of thinness/wateriness in the finish.

O: Better than a lot of other gluten-free beers as it seems to get the hop profile correct and manages to impart the flavors/aromas and bitterness. There is still that slightly off/different flavor of the malts/grain bill which is not my favorite and lacks a bit of a malty sweetness but it is a better example of a gluten-free IPA.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I have been meaning to get at my remaining gluten-free beers for some time and with today being another installment of New Beer Sunday, I am making mine New Gluten-Free Beer Sunday. I picked up a mixed 4-pack of Glutenberg CANs in support of The CANQuest (tm) during my most recent New England foray and I am curious to give them a whirl.

From the CAN: "100% Gluten Free - 100% Great Beer"; "Ingredients: Water, Millet, Buckwheat, Corn, Black Rice, CANdi Syrup, Corn Maltodextrin, Quinoa, Hops, Yeast."

I feel as though I am really drinking healthy with these beers! They just keep getting more & more interesting in terms of their ingredients. The uniqueness, coupled with the relatively low ABV, makes me feel like I CAN do this all day. Except for the idea that they seem to act as a diuretic. Man, I usually do not have to go this often!

Onward! The tank is empty, so I am ready for a refill. The Crack! was loud, but at least I did not have to wrestle with the tab to get it open. I gave it an aggro Glug to start the party off right, resulting in two fingers of puffy, foamy, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a definite grapefruit-citrus scent & I found myself hoping for the best. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not anything to get excited about. The taste was really good as the grapefruit-citrusiness worked well (for the first time) with the sour bitterness of the buckwheat. Sure, I could still recognize the buckwheat flavor(s), but they were not leading the pack as they have in so many other G-F beers. I wonder how AmeriCAN hops would fare against molasses/treacle. If there are this many ingredients that will work for someone with celiac, I just wonder if a mix-'n'-match of ingredients & styles might not be in order. The bitterness on the finish seemed a bit weak for an AIPA, but how CAN I really CANplain when I am not the intended audience? I have had MUCH worse AIPAs than this, guaranteed.

If the Red Ale and the APA were 1- 2, then this one should be CANsidered 2a with the Blonde a really distant third. YMMV.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of medicinal, some citrus. Taste is of vegetables, some medicinal qualities, light citrus, very little bitterness. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall, thank God I am not gluten free, this beer is not good.

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Photo of harrisjohnson
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours alight golden color. The head was very thick, and frothy. The beer also exploded out of the can upon opening. The nose has a slight hop scent to it. The taste has a slight hoppiness to it. There is also a slight citrus to it. Not a very flavorful beer.

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

Photo of JoeMans
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shellynix
1.92/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Boring. Flat tasting

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Photo of mademers
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbeaucher
4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is my personal favorite gluten free beer. I was a glutenous hop head before needing to go gluten free.

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Photo of tdm168
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jlindros
3.12/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Neat tall boy can for gluten free IPA, it looks like there might be a smudged date, which may say 02/2015, or 12/2015, which would be canned date or best by date respectively. I really hope it's not from February as i just bought this a few days ago, but that's what happens with gluten free I guess.

Chugging pour forces a nice creamy large frothy 2 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice thick frothy soapy lacing, crystal clear light honey tan color.

Nose isn't' bad, some nice grassy hops out front, a touch fruity and a little orange rind, an interesting but strange herbal grassy gristy thing underneath, a little minty and tall grass.

Taste brings more of that weird minty herbal thing, a little like bubblegum but not in a good way like the rubbery part of it, gristy vegetative plant matter thing, into fair bitterness, grassy herbal hops with a faint fruity orange peel thing, a rice flavor as well like a rice and plant matter gruel or something. Finish is a little sticky, fair bitterness with more grassy earthy hops, and more of that weird vegetal plant matter and rice gruel flavor.

Mouth is a little creamy and mushy like, nice carb at least, med bod.

Overall, well for people that can't have wheat or grains I could see this being OK, but for regular beer drinkers this is very weird flavored, it's hard to drink, the hops aren't bad, but the base plant matter is just strange and hard to get past.

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Photo of joshuaswilcox
4.49/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TMoney2591
2.16/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served from the can in a Trooper shaker pint glass.

Finishing off the GF sampler with the IPA. Let's do this. It pours a clear straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises leek, arugula, light lime rind, and a touch of flaky biscuit. The taste is a blast of inner rinds, mixed greens, tobacco, and Angostura bitters. Blecch. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp-ish finish. Overall, not the worst of these offerings, but a pretty unpalatable IPA nonetheless. Kinda glad this sampler pack is behind me, gotta say.

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Photo of DuffMan23
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spreetaper
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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