Boréale IPA | Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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Boréale IPABoréale IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by papat444 on 06-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.13/5  rDev +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 Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crewfan1952
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rugene
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaydee01
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of theDuck
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Supergenou
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoudRed
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of talbotjf99
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatChar
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jophish17
2.62/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Subpar IPA. Worked well as an outdoor sporting event beer

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3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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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Photo of Simon212
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jul_dredd
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Boréale IPA
on tap @ L'Express, 3927 Rue St-Denis, Montreal, QC

Basic "American" IPA at 6.2% abv with a straightforward caramel-accented malt component and some citrusy hops. It's nicely balanced between malt base, hops, yeasty fruitiness, and drying bitterness. It's clean and without flaw, but fairly run-of-the-mill.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of AnHeroicHippo
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of andrenaline
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of edugasmtl
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of kevofficiel
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
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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Boréale IPA from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
3.79 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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