India Pale Ale | Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste
Quebec, Canada
lalchimiste.ca

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dherling on 04-11-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
13.14%
 
 
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Brody1714
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bird_soul
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LanceH
2.76/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Almapercus
4.23/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toddsschneider
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Niceroad77
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear tawny body with pearly white, well-retained head. The scent is largely floral with some bitter and citrus hops coming through on the nose with decent maltiness. The taste brings up strong bitterness and some citrus rind, with additional floral notes coming through. The feel is overall quite smooth to boot. Overall a nice E-IPA, very good.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep cloudy amber color with lots of activity. Slightly creamy light brown 1 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with a good amount of lacing. Flavors of peppercorn, red ale spices, caramel, roasted grains, herbal spices. Nicely balanced sweetness and leafy bitterness. Smooth full body with prickly and crispy carbonation. Medium strength finish that lingers for a moment with spicy fresh grassy hops, butterscotch and bread feel. Very fresh and filling. Tasty flavors, well intensified. A cross between IPA and red ale. Overall very good quality craft.

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Photo of Jaydee01
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baseball636
3.02/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SocalKicks
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Supergenou
3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Triat00
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of boszormeny
2.64/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VbolieuV
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The bottle has a bit of froth poke up after opening--not gushing by any means. The head is thick and recedes slowly and in a rocky fashion. Deep amber color and relatively clear. Lots of chunky spots on the glass.

Strong caramel aroma. Little if any hop. Very British in style.

The hop shows up much more strongly in the tasting. The caramel base is still present (briefly). Leans bitter, but I'd still describe this as well-balanced with a definitive sweet malt base. Light carbonation and richly bodied. Again, I'd describe this as a true British IPA.

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Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Quafftastic
2.74/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Urik
2/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 341ml bottle.

Hard pour doesn't yield more than 1 finger of foam above a copper body, some lacing but not much. Bitterness is a bit vegetal and uses the tea-like characteristics from the hops mixed with some light minerals. Not bad overall but nothing more.

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India Pale Ale from Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste
3.5 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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