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Roukine | Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Quebec, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Whatup14 on 11-24-2014

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Almost opaque dark brown color with lots of detritus at the bottom. Slightly creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 7 minutes, creating a very good amount of lacing. Flavors of dark berries, plums, apples, cherries, molasses, caramel, roasted malts, herbal hops. Very sugary. Slick full body with nice crispy carbonation. Strong finish, highly bitter and earthy, ending with a yeasty and fruity estery feel, with some notes of grassy and piney hops. Overall the quality is alright. Very tasty, well flavored, nice intensity. Very bitter, but with some balance. A little too metallic which is killing the freshness. The floating yeast is really thick and unpleasant. Not really an IPA, more like a strong fruity dark ale.

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Photo of theDuck
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Service: Bottle
Best before: Apr-15-15

Pours a crystal clear dark copper with 2 fingers of fluffy tan head that drops to a patchy film. OK retention; speckled lacing. (3.5)

Malty caramel. Molasses and toasted oats, slightly grainy, herbal vaguely sticky hop touch. (3.25)

Big, rich caramel flavor that has a whiff of bitterness. Same as the nose with a little more dusty, dry leafy hop flavor. (3.25)

Soft drinking and smooth with a light-medium body lasting light coating of the mouth. (3.5)

Pretty good but it all depends on how you look at it.
It pours and drinks pretty nice. It is a malt bomb with a hop backbone and not a bad one. However it would definitely benefit from more hops. Not terrible, though. I imagine this one would be better fresher.
Since it is billed as an IPA, has a whole chart-thing on the back explaining the intricacies of its hops, etc. I rated it as such. If it were supposed to taste like it does and was an American Amber, my scores would definitely be a couple notches higher.
Might have again; if it is super fresh it would be worth a shot maybe. (3.5)

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Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icormier
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up at Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau Qc. Pours slightly cloud red amber. Taste is similar, but milder than, SN's Flipside Red IPA. Good, would by again, but so far, have preferred the Boréale Monark.

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Photo of EpicHobo1
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groleau
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Roukine from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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