Ta Meilleure
Brasserie Artisanale Lagabière - Broue Pub

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,601
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Ranked #9,023
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 7.09%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
42
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Brasserie Artisanale Lagabière - Broue Pub
 
Quebec, Canada
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  9
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: NEIPA offering an explosive hop bouquet in a mellow body, featuring Citra and Mosaïc.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 42 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bateau de Nuit. Hazy yellow. Smells of tropical fruit, lime, and woodsy pine. Tastes of lime zest and bright fruitiness. Pineapple. It's piña colada. I sat here for 10 minutes trying to figure out what it tastes like. It's piña colada. Light residual sweetness and no bitterness. Lingering coconut. It's not bad. Not my cup of tea, but not bad.

Jun 28, 2019
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a 473ml can, undated. Turned upside down, rolled around a few times and served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a thoroughly murky, dark, dull pear colour with a finger and a half of tight, dimpled, lathery head. Retention is very good, leaving a solid curtain of lacing in its wake.

Relatively faint nose of grapefruit juice and tree leaves.

Taste follows the nose, principally grapefruit juice, lemon pith and something green, leafy and bitter. Under that serious bitterness there's a solid, mildly sweet, brulee-like caramel backbone but the bitterness dial remains set firmly well past center. Finishes fast with just a bit of that hard caramel candy residual sweetness sticking to the tongue.

Feel is smooth and quenching, medium-hefty bodied with good carbonation. Super easy drinking.

There may have been more nuances to this beer that I missed out on but, once I started drinking it, I couldn't stop and, in fact, just barely managed to review it before it was gone. Maybe I was really thirsty but I think it was probably just that good. This is pretty much exactly what I'm looking for in an IPA and I wish I had the rest of the four-pack.

Sep 14, 2018
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can into glass

hazy yellow in color, opaque, thick white head. fruity and dank hop aroma. same flavors dominate the taste. mildly bitter. softer mouthfeel.

Aug 07, 2018
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BrandonBreakwell from Canada

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I moved to Quebec from BC a few weeks ago and have been trying to find a new go to beer. In BC my favourite was flagship ipa from steam works. After trying ample other beers here I found this one at broue ha ha, it's by far the closest I've come to a good replacement. This beer is great pouring to a dark burnt orange colour. The scent and taste is full of citrus fruity flavour. I'm glad I have found a smooth unfiltered great tasting northeastern ipa here in my new home.

Feb 19, 2018
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SSS from Canada

4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-The appearance of this beer is like a thick orange juice, with a luscious white head
S- aroma has notes of Caramell and dank profile in the hop element
M- wonderful full body with a luscious and juicy resinous mouthfeel, carbonation is medium .
T-This beer comes in sweet and tapers off with a smooth bitterness and orange peel type flavor.
O-Great surprise by this beer. Highly recommend to try.

Jan 20, 2018
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Maxpower086 from Canada

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Colour: It pours burnt hazy orange colour with good head.
Smell: sunkiss orange, sweet citrus and floral aromas
Taste: sweet orange, pink grapefruit with a bitter hoppy middle of grassy & floral bouquet. the finish is quick, dry with small lingering taste of malt. (carbonation is good throughout)

Jan 03, 2018
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Roby923 from Canada

4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a super cloudy golden color. Excellent hop presence that was not overdone, leaves you desiring a bit more. Worth seeking out - a bronze medal APA winner from the 2016 Canadian Beer Awards. Bottled from IGA in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Aug 14, 2017
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mtomlins from Canada

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bright copper orange, white foamy head and good retention, lace. Nice citrus and tropical fruit in nose and taste. Round body with nice carbonation. A nice surprise!

Jul 14, 2017
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Phyl21ca from Canada

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a bright blonde color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and light tropical fruits notes s quite enticing. Taste is a solid mix of floral citrusy hops notes with some light tropical fruits undertones, some hints of residual sugar and light bitterness in the aftertaste. Body is full enough for style with good carbonation. Solid IPA with world-class flavours.

May 07, 2017
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CanadianBacon from Canada

3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Poured from a 12 oz (341 ml) bottle into a Teku. This beer pours a very cloudy golden orange color with 1 finger of white bubbly head. The beer looks pretty good for a clowdy IPA were it lost points in my book was the small head and lackluster retention. Still an appetizing looking beer though.

Aroma - The aroma is super dank and earthy That pine earth mix hits you pretty quick, Tipically I'm not a fan of earthy IPA's but the el dorado hops come to the rescue quickly here and balance that aroma out with some grapefruit, mango and a hint of lemon. There is no caramel or brown sugar sweetness to this nose the sweetness is all coming from the fruit however on the back end there is a very cracker like grain/yeast that balances the hops out. all and all this is a slightly above average aroma IMHO.

Taste - Again upfront is very Dank and earthy some grapefruit is bringing up the rear end of this bitterness however I don't find it nearly as strong or saving as it was in the aroma again there is very little sweetness in the flavor profile and even the cracker has been subdued. This to me is a very earthy beer with a hint of grapefruit.

Feel - Definitely on the ligher side of medium bodied with moderate prickly carbonation that compliments the bitterness. goes down smooth which I would expect from a 7% IPA.

Overall - This is an average IPA, The breweries descriptor calls it dry and soft and I would argue that while somewhat soft it isn't all that dry and is rather dank and bitter but still a decent beer. Try it out it may just be what your looking for!

Mar 03, 2017
Ta Meilleure from Brasserie Artisanale Lagabière - Broue Pub
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 42 ratings