India Pale Ale | Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BA SCORE
26.7%
Liked This Beer
3.4 w/ 75 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by dherling on 04-11-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,072
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
75
Liked:
20
Avg:
3.4/5
pDev:
13.24%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 38
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of oldp0rt
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of boszormeny
2.64/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sam106
2.71/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Photo of 3Vandoo
2.72/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

very limpid beer, with a shy golden amber in colour, very carbonated, with no head at all.

when I opened the bottle a strong cereal smell came out. smell is of shy hops with a shy caramel flavours.

taste is buttery, and the touch in mouth is watery, butterscotch flavours followed by this water take.

Either a bad bottle or it is a version of Alexander Keith's IPA

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Photo of Quafftastic
2.74/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Whatup14
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sdm9465
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of LanceH
2.76/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MeisterBurger
2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pretty standard looking amber with a nice frothy head and chunky lacing.

The aroma is a toasted caramel malt with a subtle lemony grapefruit.

Taste is a biscuity/grainy malt with a slight pithy grapefruit bitterness and a bit of cooked corn/vegetal, which I could do without, and there's an underlying chalkiness throughout. The hops are understated and lacking for the style--really this has more of a pale ale thing going on for me. The taste of tinned pears comes out as it warms.

It's an okay beer but the vegetal aspect is strange and off putting and is enough to keep me from seeking this out again.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of eat
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a solid, creamy, light-tan head with good retention and good lacing. Nice dark-amber in colour, a bit cloudy.

Caramel, roasted malt, nutty with a touch of hops. Doesn't smell much like an IPA but it smells great.

This is an IPA? I don't know about that. Pretty weak tasting. Watery roasted malt takes up most of the flavour with just a touch of hops in the background. Watery, boring, doesn't really taste like much of anything. Bitter aftertaste.

Too watery for my taste. Light mouthfeel with light carbonation.

I think I'd rather drink a Keith's than one of these; it tastes like drinking dark, bitter water. Not even worth trying, in case you're wondering. I'm feeling pretty let down...this beer looked and smelled great.

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Photo of CurtisD
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of spinrsx
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a clear amber/reddish colour with a fair size fizzy beige head. There appears to be an above average amount of carbonation showing. There isn't a whole lot of lacing showing and the head only stuck around for a few minutes before it was gone.

Smell - a rustiness, caramel, hops, citrus juice, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount or carbonation, and the most noticeable flavours are hops, malts and a rustiness. There is also notes of lemon juice and the beer also has a yeast and fruit ester flavour. The beer finishes with a bittersweet aftertaste.

Drink - I can't put my finger on it, but something just isn't right with this beer. It is one of the better beers made by L'Alchimiste, but unfortunately that isn't say much. It surely doesn't compare to the American IPA's and I would not seek it out again.

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Photo of mrmanning
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle- Thanks Milos! Deep amber with an off white froth. Nose of intense C-hops and dark bread, some grapefruit too. Tastes of c-hops and leafy greens, bready malts, some toast, and then the taste fades to a grainy sort of funk which takes over. I like the beer overall, but the strange aftertaste makes it a bit weird. Grainy yeasty finish. Good overall.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Triat00
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of baseball636
3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ZorPrime
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, this is a good IPA. Although I prefer more "hoppiness" in IPA. I want more hop and malt in the taste when I drink an IPA. Hops I can taste although the last 6-pack, the taste is not great at all!!

Anyway, the head was good. The mouthfeel was good also although not my last 6-pack... Maybe they are not consistent with their beer!

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Photo of Jwale73
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Thirstybird for bringing this back from his honeymoon. 341ml bottle served in my Harpoon IPA glass. 0811 notched on the front label of bottle. Pours a translucent amber with a creamy, half inch, off-white head. Nose expresses light, toasted malts and a dull, earthy/citrusy hops profile. Taste is a bit earthy, some citrus peel, a faint metallic quality and a bit of caramel malt comes through. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with a prickly, almost gassy, carbonation and a bit of acidity that lightly stimulates the salivary glands. Overall, not a bad beer, but not really worth seeking out.

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Photo of Deuane
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Light copper with a thin off-white head that left spotty lace.

S-Initial biscuit malt and some caramel sweetness with a touch of floral citrus and a bit of spiciness.

T-Malt forward flavour with light notes of citrus and peppery spiciness.

M-Medium-light bodied with a dry finish and mild lingering hop bitterness.

D-Not my style of IPA....this isnt poorly done but it is too malt forward for me and the hop profile doesn't work for me.

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Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mspang
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of groleau
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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India Pale Ale from Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste
Beer rating: 26.7% out of 100 with 75 ratings
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