IXXPL Des Prairies
Brasserie Artisanale Maltstrom

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Brasserie Artisanale Maltstrom
Quebec, Canada
India Pale Lager (IPL)
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4.18 | pDev: 6.94%
Aug 06, 2021
Feb 09, 2017
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Notes: A double Imperial Pale Lager brewed with Galaxy, Motueka, Amarillo and Citra.
Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Shining gold body, hazy and unfiltered, pouring a huge, airy white head, with vigorous, sizzling carbonation.
Nectarine, mango, pineapple, pear hop aromas, like a tropical fruit cocktail, sweet and juicy, with a hint of pine hops.
Achieves a balance between crisp, bready malt flavour and refined, clean, pine and light fruity hop notes; the fruit taste is much less juicy than the aroma, blending well with the resinous notes, tasting like they are aged, like a wine; the body beautifully balanced as well - medium-full and a touch buttery, medium carbonation fine and soothing; the bitterness is just right, super clean, very dry finish begging for another sip.

A confident IPL, not flashy, but wonderfully balanced in all respects, giving respect to the malt and the hops, and acting as a benchmark for the style.
Aug 06, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by groleau from Canada (QC)

Mar 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Can: Poured a pale golden color ale with medium size white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of huge floral hops undertones with light residual sugar notes. Taste is a great mix of huge hops floral undertones with some residual sugar notes and subtle cereal notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Nice creamy lager with nice hops presence. A little bit too sweet for my taste and I think I actually prefer the regular version.
Oct 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Yes a hoppy lager. Quaffable. Can from a Quebec trading partner. Its good, but neither here nor there in style. Taste like a lot of other beers from the region.
Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by mtomlins from Canada (ON)

May 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Derek from Canada (BC)

4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Hazy, copper-bronze with a big head, good retention and lace.

Huge hop aroma of tangerine, mango, papaya and lychee, with a hint of sulfur. Some of my favourite hops here.

Taste is very hop-forward as well, with some underlying biscuity malt. Pleasant bitterness. Incredibly well-balanced and it hides the alcohol well.

Smooth moderate body has only a slight hop acidity.

Thanks VincentGD01!
Apr 28, 2017
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Service: Can
Canned: No date, but fresh.

Pours a nearly turbid peachish color with three fingers of puffy white head that settles to a soapy finer, scummy lacing and decent retention. (4)

Mango, guava, papaya, kine bud, pine tar. (4.25)

Big weedy/tropical flavor that tapers into a resinous finish with a little hint of alcohol solventy-ness. (4.25)

Medium body/carbonation, well-hidden alcohol, soft and fairly clean (though I might not immediately peg it as a lager if I drank it blind). (4.25)

Wow, this is one fine adult beverage!
I think that I may have been a little too hasty opening it as it tastes a little green but regardless it is very, very good! Better than tasting old, I suppose.
Mango and weed with some pine pollen thrown in for good measure, some crackery malt. Easy drinkin', hidden 8.6, juicy as all get at, soft, great! I am excited for these guys to get on their feet a little. I would dig dates on the cans, but they are still super small. We'll see how long that lasts once people start trying this one. (4.25)
Feb 11, 2017
IXXPL Des Prairies from Brasserie Artisanale Maltstrom
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 7 ratings