IXPL Des Prairies | Brasserie Artisanale Maltstrom

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Average: 4.11 | pDev: 4.14%

Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 20

New England IPA | 6.00% ABV

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Brasserie Artisanale Maltstrom
Quebec, Canada
maltstrom.com

Notes: Year-round availibility. An "India Extra Pale Lager" brewed with Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy.
BA SCORE
91
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IXPL Des PrairiesIXPL Des Prairies
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 20
Photo of PascalMotard
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very nice orange color, a bit hazy but still shiny, with a good inch of dense white foam. Aromas of green grapes, pineapples, with some crispy grains. The taste follows the nose, with an mild bitterness and a white wine character. The are some notes of tropical fruits like tangerine, pineapples, goyava. The final is very crisp with a nice feeling of cracking cereals. It is a bit overcarbonated though. A very nice beer!

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Photo of papposilenus
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, undated but reputed to be just over a month old. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a cheerful pale near-clear honey-orange colour with a virtual explosion of active carbonation at the outset and an enormous, uncontainable soft, pouffy white head. Retention is excellent, finally settling back into a golf ball-size lump of shaving cream that shows no intention of subsiding any further, with decent sheets and spots of lacing.

Moderately sharp nose of crisp, crackery malt, grapefruit and citron, and the merest hint of green grass and mint.

Taste is a happy melange of crackery pilsner malt, lager yeast, grapefruit peel, orange juice and pine resin all hitting the palate pretty much simultaneously. Lemongrass, pine needles and grass clippings. Juicy, with medium-to-high bitterness and a long, slow, persistent grapefruit and resin finish.

Feel is oily and mouth-coating, medium bodied and brightly carbonated.

Overall, this is juicy and super-tasty, as well-constructed and easy-drinking an IPL as I've ever met. I'd be thrilled to have it again and, in fact, I wish I had another one right now.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Can
No date (consumed a couple times within about a month of canning)


A:
Pours a cloudy golden blonde with a couple inches of white soap-foam-looking head. Okay retention; foamy lacing too. (4.25)

S:
Tropical hippy stank propped up on rich clean animal cracker malt. (4.25)

T:
Same as the aroma. Pilsner and Vienna malt intermingled with mango, papaya, weed, citrus and herbal BO. (4.25)

M:
Soft and fluffy with biting medium carbonation. Pretty easy drinking. (4)

O:
Tasty beer.
This one seems to lose a little of its pop pretty quick, but I don't think their cans are at 100% yet either. Very nice cloudy IPA with saliva-like head that sticks around okay. The beer itself is a balance between stanky funk and fruity sweetness. There is also a noticeable malt profile which is a nice compliment to the rest of it. (4)

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can: Poured a cloudy beige color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus floral notes with some tropical fruit notes. Taste is a mix of floral citrusy notes with some tropical fruits notes and some residual sugar notes with light cereal and bitterness notes. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Super hoppy beer but not sure I could have tell this is a lager in a blind tasting.

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Photo of Poljazz22
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

description from the brewers: Golden India extra pale lager. Taste of cereal,tropical fruit,citrus fruit and pine. Citra,mosaic and galaxy hops 45IBU. 6%abv
Served cold from a 16 oz can into a no-nick glass.
The beer is an opaque pale yellow orange. Head is white and leaves a white ring after the pour.
Smells of grass,malt,and citrus fruit mostly grapefruit.
Mouth is hoppy bitterness then grapefruit mango lemon. There is a light sweetness to the edge of the tongue and a slight amount of saltiness.
The beer feels nice and easy to drink once you get over the initial hops explosion. It is complex and satisfying. The carbonation is forward but not overbearing. The alcohol is well hidden.
I give this version of an IPA a 4.25 because it rates 4 fours. A very well made and balanced craft IPL. On par with Le Castor and the 3 Mousquetaire's IPAs.
N.B. Quite hard to find.

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IXPL Des Prairies from Brasserie Artisanale Maltstrom
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 20 ratings