Catnip
Noctem Artisans Brasseurs

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,064
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,208
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 5.26%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
20
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Noctem Artisans Brasseurs
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews by TheBierdimpfe:
Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium: Canned, long tulip glass.
Opacity: Hazy.
Color: Dark straw.
Head: Slightly foamy 2-3 finger.
Legs: Decent lace and swirl reaction.
Smell: Pineapples/Butter/Caramel.
Taste: Orange/Herbal/Minty/Passion fruit.
Feel: Leafy/Tropical/Peppery/Juicy.
Body: Medium slick and oily, decent smoothness.
Carbonation: Moderate crisp, a bit dull.
Overall: Tongue numbing similar to an allergic reaction, strange but interesting. Very good quality craft.

Visual 6/10 - Flavors 7/10 - Sensations 7.5/10 - Balance 7/10 -
Freshness 3/10 - Intensity 8.5/10 - Complexity 7.5/10 - Appreciation 7.5/10

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Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PGP93
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can: Poured a hazy bright amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral hoppy notes with some nice citrusy undertones and light grapefruit notes. Taste is also a well balance mix of citrusy hops notes with light grapefruit notes with some subtle malt notes and subtle residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice floral IPA with limited bitterness.

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Photo of Ryften
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can thanks to swedes21

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Photo of goalie35
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groleau
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: Can
Date: Jan-2-2018 (Consumed: Feb-2)


A:
Pours a fairly clear light copper with a big beige head that is slow to drop. Very good retention; sticky lacing. (4.5)

S:
Citrus zest, some pine, and clean sweet maltiness. (4)

T:
A mix of slightly resiny citrus-twinged hops and some crystal malt flavor. (4)

M:
Medium body with zesty carbonation and a sweet finish. (3.75)

O:
A pretty good IPA.
This one seems to do an adequate job of straddling the line between The west coast and the new-fangled desire for fruitier hop flavors. Clear with a meringue head. Both the aroma and flavor are comprised of citrus, pine and caramelish malt. It drinks good and is pretty good all told. It has definitely started to fall off a bit from the first one I had in the pack a couple weeks ago. Not bad. The fresher cans were a little more fruity and floral so I'm putting a 4 here. Otherwise I would have shaved off .25. (4)

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Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SSS
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- hazy yellow with a light white head, good lacing
S-Roma is all Citra for me with the typical tropical fruit, and a subtle hint of dank and mustiness
M- body is medium to light with carbonation also medium and adding a peppery note that might be coming from the hops
T-This is a very well-balanced beer with sweetness at the forefront and a smooth bitterness At the back, there is a juicy character that comes from the hops pleasant
O-What a great find, really wonderful beer. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Supergenou
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cliffy21
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flipper2gv
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

No clue about the age of the can, it could be a bit older than what is prescribed.

A: Pours a weirdly enough tiny bit greenish yellow color, completely opaque. Head is creamy looking, is pure white and has pretty good retention. Lacing is also pretty good.

S: Pretty potent smell. You get a ton of orange, clementines, mangoes and underripe pineapple. There are maybe some lime leaves notes. No malt presence in the smell. Like most good IPA's, quite straightforward but inviting.

T: First thing I notice is there are quite a bit more malt presence in the taste than in the smell. There is a light honey sweetness with a light bready backbone. The hops are still there and strong with oranges, pineapples and mangoes. Some resinous bitterness.

M: Very creamy and light mouthfeel, perfect for the genre. Very few Quebec microbreweries manage to nail the mouthfeel on IPA's, so I'm glad to see someone new doing it right.

O: This feels a lot like a Great Lakes traditional american IPA. You get some resinous bitterness, a little bit of sweetness, tons of citruses. Great for the summer.

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Photo of erlenmeyer
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warnerry
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Catnip from Noctem Artisans Brasseurs
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 20 ratings