Leffe Royale Cascade IPA | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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3.34/5
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50 Ratings
Leffe Royale Cascade IPALeffe Royale Cascade IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium
abbaye-de-leffe.be

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by koladiola on 06-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,878
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
50
pDev:
17.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
24
Trade:
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Giangio
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boto
3.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

50cl Draught: It's not a bad beer, but I wouldn't consider it much of an IPA. Nose is a bit light. Maybe some floral and very faint pine. Just a bit of bitterness to the taste. Maybe some breadiness, earthy and floral hops, really faint pine. It is certainly drinkable, but I wouldn't be calling it a Belgian IPA.

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Photo of Ichoosefiction
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ArnoldStotzer
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Bujon
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer looks good, pours a refreshing light body with foamy head, retention is mediocre, was gone before half way through quaffing.

Aroma is hoppy, quite zesty, a fair bit effervescence up the nasal passages'.

Taste grows on you, first mouthful tasted a touch artificial and almost sour, but from there on in each mouthful presents an improvement. Definitely a refreshing number with hints of elderflower.

7.5% abv is completely hidden, and the aftertaste leaves a silky sweet film on the roof of the mouth.
My only complaint is the gas in this brew, it's not really needed.

Not sure where the low BA ratings are coming from with this one again, it's not a world beater, but it is certainly a decent way above average brew.....you wouldn't put say a Sierra Nevada Torpedo above this one for instance.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Crystal clear deep golden color with white head. Aroma has yeast, some floral esters or hop notes, cannot really tell. Taste is quite weird, there is some aspirin/medicine note with a light bitterness that lingers after each sip. Medium body and carbonation. There are some obvious flaws with this beer.

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Photo of yaron73
4.35/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle from Supermarket in Brugge.

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DylanBrkhff
3.74/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.64/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shanex
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchased this one in a supermarket... so this is Leffe attempt at an IPA. . I was expecting more from this one. Go for other Leffe products if you're an aficionados, otherwise I won't buy again. Not too mention it's pricey!

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Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Belgium in a Box. In Grimbergen glass. Playing Blackwell Epiphany. Pleasant sugaryness of Leffe with a slight touch of flowery from what I suppose are the Cascade hops. Not very bitterly hoppy to classify it as an IPA though

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.76/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lager gold with disappearing froth. 3.5
Bubble gum and Tang. 3.75
Pils cracker, some honey, pencil eraser, then mild flowers and tangerine. 3.75
Almost medium, smooth, chewy. 4


More house yeast character. Cascade floweriness melds in nicely. Still not sold on this single hops series, but this is easy. 3.75

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Photo of MattMorin
3.19/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Quickly dissipating head, little bubbles, nice lacing, honey coloring
S: Fresh apples, wet grass, flowers, very light and uplifting smell, springtime
T: Tastes very different from smell, a weird mix between malt and hops that leaves a strange and sad after taste. Getting a yeasty sour bubble gum finish to it. Doesn't really taste like an IPA.
F: Smooth feel, nice body
O: I was expecting a lot more from this beer after smelling it. What I got was a strange mix between a Maibock and a IPA that was not that pleasant. Fix the taste and you have yourself a winner but definitely pass on this "IPA"

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Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.51/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

75cl brown glass bottle purchased for ~5.20 euro at a Monoprix in Nice. Brief impressions below:

HEAD: ~4-5cm wide. White colour. Pretty frothy. ~5 minute retention. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Clear copper-gold of average vibrance. No yeast particulate, lees, or sediment is/are visible.

AROMA: Floral, though Cascade is poorly showcased. Pale malt sweetness. A hint of honey. Biscuity Belgian yeast.

TASTE: Pleasantly floral, with a pleasant pale malt presence and a hint of honey. Subtly spicy Belgian ale yeast. Well-attenuated. Balanced and enioyable, with a reticent hop presence. No, Cascade isn't well showcased at all, but I'll take the more subtle (i.e. reticent) approach over ruinous rindy bitterness.

TEXTURE: Crisp and clean. Smooth and wet. A touch oily, but it's minimal. Medium-bodied. Overcarbonated.

OVERALL: There's no ideal harmony of texture and taste here. Like other beers in the Leffe Royale series, this panders to a European demographic by cashing in with vague marketing of trendy beer terms like "IPA" and "Cascade hops," but in spite of its shortcomings Belgian yeast's subtleties makes it worthwhile. For a faux-abbey beer owned by a multinational corporate conglomerate, it ain't half bad.

Biting overcarbonation is its biggest flaw.

Low C+ (3.04) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of noz03
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Quite a disapointment considering how special it looks and costs (almost double of regular leffe). Not a bad beer but just a pretty average tasting Belgian IPA.

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Leffe Royale Cascade IPA from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 50 ratings