Boréale IPA
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

Boréale IPABoréale IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,917
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #35,162
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 11.65%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
89
From:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  23
SCORE
84
Good
Boréale IPABoréale IPA
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 89
Reviews by Haydn-Juby:
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3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: A slightly hazed pale amber color. One finger of head. Excellent lacing and retention.

S: A bit of floral hops and some citrus. I noticed a touch of some metallic sort of aroma. A bit of malty sweetness as the beer dries.

T: Pretty solid stuff. I get the classic citrus and floral punch a good IPA should have. A nice malty - but not overly sweet or caramely - backbone works in harmony with the hops. Bitterness is restrained in terms of modern IPAs but still decently bitter. Nice and dry.

F: Carbonation is decent. Body is properly thick. Refreshing.

O: Pretty good example of the IPAs of yesteryear. A classicly styled IPA that focuses on citrus and malt balance instead of the more trendy tropical fruit, insane ABV, and over the top bitterness. Good beer would happily drink again and buy again if the price or situation was right.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatChar
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Christian_Champagne
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours to give a hazy, coppery body with around two fingers of soapy off white head. The aroma has some citrus and pine touches along with a metallic hint and caramel maltiness. The taste has a smooth, general bitterness, along with some faint pepperiness and caramel from malt, and continued light citrus rind and pine from the hops. The feel is soft on the palate, with a light finish overall. Very nicely balanced IPA, definitely something I'd consider as a regular when in the province.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought it on special a pack of 6 for 8,99 $
Orange gold color. Nice fruity smell.
I tried the Alexander Keith IPA and wasn't very impressed about it.
Boreale IPA have a nice balance. I find it a bit strong 6,2 ABV I wish it was more about 5,5 or 5,8 ABV. But nothing to complain about.
I notice a very nice taste of the beer after 2 or 3 minutes after you drink it. I was surprise because most of the beer around 5 or 6 ABV, the taste goes away very soon but this one it stays and at the end it s a real smooth taste that u got even after 10 minutes that u drink it.
So would I recommend it ? For an IPA, for sure ! U can t go wrong with this one. Much, much better than the Alexander Keith IPA.

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Photo of zweird
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Wajohnst
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.12/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Medium: Capped.
Opacity: Hazy with a veil of yeast.
Color: Amber with low activity.
Head: Slightly creamy and foamy beige 2 finger.
Legs: Decent with moderate swirl reaction.
Smell: Orange/Butter.
Taste: Caramel/Apricot.
Feel: Leafy/Sugary.
Body: Oily and smooth medium to full.
Carbonation: Average.
Overall: High caramel profile, overly accessible. Basic quality.

Visual 6.5/10 - Flavors 5/10 - Sensations 5.5/10 - Balance 6/10 -
Freshness 7/10 - Intensity 5/10 - Complexity 5/10 - Appreciation 5/10

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jul_dredd
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaydee01
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alexc11
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much meets the requirements for an IPA. Hazy gold colour body with medium lace. There's a lingering aroma I can't quite put my finger on but I'm not a fan of whatever it is - the closest I can come up with is malt vinegary. Malty and hoppy balanced off with a little citrus. Moderate bitterness and carbonation. Strange beer in the sense I don't like the smell but the taste is fine.

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3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Supergenou
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boréale IPA from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 89 ratings