Monark | Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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3.71/5
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14 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Quebec, Canada
boreale.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Whatup14 on 11-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,445
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
14
pDev:
8.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of SmithyAlan
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of talbotjf99
3.17/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Supergenou
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of theDuck
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: A somewhat cloudy, very dark amber/red color. One finger of head with good lacing and retention.

S: A bit of floral smelling hops. Some slight citrus and mild tropical fruit. Caramel-esque dark fruit notes.


T: Very malty for an IPA. I get a lot of of caramel malt - more than I would like in an IPA, actually. More along the lines of a strong red ale. Floral hops come through but they more or less tie everything together instead of come to the forefront. When I had this beer fresh I noticed more tropical hops on the palate - now it seems to have faded. a fair bit biscuity as well. Soapy would not be an inaccurate descriptor.

F: Pretty creamy and leaves sticky lips. Head is dense and mousse-like.

O: This was a pretty good beer. It's definitely a departure from the super pale, super hoppy IPA's on the market now a days but it's still pretty nice. I would class this as as strong, hoppy red ale but labels can be so trivial; it's a good beer is what I'm saying!

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Photo of Electros
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheDoctor
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Service: Bottle
Best before: May-15-2015


A:
Pours a ruby-orange with a big three+ fingers of gloppy tan head that slowly settles to a half or so. Great retention; foamy honeycomb lacing. (4)

S:
Citrus zest. Wet grass, grapefruit, sawdust, juniper, hoppy resin, caramel malt behind it all. (3.75)

T:
Thick malty resin. Grassy and slightly herbal with lemon zest, green tea, bready malt, sage, resinous green hops. (4)

M:
Medium body, a little thin, soft carbonation, lingering hoppy shellac (though pretty subdued compared to some IIPAs, IMO). (3.75)

O:
Pretty good IIPA.
This is a nice hoppy beer that drinks pretty well but that I feel lacks a little oomph by only having one hop variety (as per the bottle).

It pours really nice with a big creamy head looking almost clear and ruddy. The nose is fruity and sweet, but I feel like it could be more pungent, but that might be the age too. The taste is flatly bitter but with a really nice smooth malty body.

Good beer overall.
Might have again, but will definitely check out their other ones. Worth a shot.
I like their beer overall, they were my first exposure to Quebec beer and they make solid easy-drinkers. It makes me happy to see them doing a little one-off like this! Hopefully it becomes a normal thing. (3.75)

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Photo of groleau
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Funkmaster_Phil
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icormier
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Got this from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau Qc in a 4-pack. I like Boreale's regular IPA as a go to grocery store beer (when I make a trip across the river to Quebec), but it's a little on the thin side.

In contrast, Monark was wonderful. Really nice body, great taste - it reminded me of a Sierra Nevada Torpedo. Need to go pick up some more - hope they turn this one into an all year beer.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%

Monark from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 14 ratings