Boréale IPA | Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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85
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74 Ratings
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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:
74
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 16
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 Phyl21ca
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear light orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of floral hops is quite powerful and very enticing. Taste is mostly dominated by a solid floral hoppy base with light malt base with not much residual sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation. Solid IPA with great use of dry hopping technique.

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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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Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from Brouehaha QC for 2.50$

Appearance - Slightly hazy copper colour with a largesize fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, grapefruit, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel/toffee. There is also some grapefruit and apricot flavour. It ends with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - Surprisingly decent. I had low expectations but this beer actually has some of the flavours found in an american IPA. I can see this working well as a transition beer for someone just getting into hops/ipa's. With the selection of decent ipa's now available to me locally I have no reason to buy this one again, but it's worth trying. It would have been hit a few years ago when this type of beer was sparse in my parts.

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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 andrenaline
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of papat444
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at Le Mondial. Listed as 50 IBUs.

Appearance: A rather clear gold body but lots of off-white head that looks real nice with retention and all.

Smell: Nice hops aroma. A bit vegetal mixed with a touch of honey and nuts.

Taste: Has that nice brassy citrus hops taste with some delicate fruit, mangoes and peaches.

Mouthfeel: Bitterness is very low and i found the body a bit light for an IPA.

Overall: An ok IPA that has some good points but doesn't quite reach the standard.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MDDMD
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-medium amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-toasted malt, citrus, pineapple, floral, little pine

T-toasted malt with a hint of sweetness, grapefruit, pineapple, light floral, light pine, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-decent IPA with good overall balance of flavors

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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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Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of groleau
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of uturn
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | 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 Mack
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of NightINgale
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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 TheDoctor
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:
Beer poured a golden honey color with nice head although it was a little airy it maintained it okay.

S:
Light hoppy and floral aromas, not overpowering.

T:
Nice, dry unoffensive hoppiness. Some dank hop notes but nothing too intense.

M:
Smooth, crisp mouthfeel. Not too strong, nor overly bitter. Pleasant hoppy feeling in the
back of the mouth.

O:
Overall, a really solid beer. I sometimes find that IPAs go a little overboard on the whole bitter hop aspect, but this one is a nice light-tasting beer and is very drinkable. Honestly, it could be a little stronger on the hops and wouldn't suffer from it. If that were the case I might lean towards giving it a little higher rating. It would probably be a decent IPA for people that aren't big fans of IPAs.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

The color is copper, it is clear and the head is a nice cloudy looking foam. Very white. Nice looking beer. The smell is very interesting... for Boreale. Citrusy with some other fruity smell. Some caramel malts are present too. Makes you want to take a sip right now! Nice aroma.

The taste is more fruity than the smell. A nice bitterness which is well balanced. The bitterness is not over the top, but its well balanced. This one is good. A good IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of rale
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Boréale IPA from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
3.79 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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