Monark | Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Whatup14 on 11-24-2014

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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

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)

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

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

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

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
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