St-Ambroise India Pale Ale – McAuslan Brewing (Montreal, QC, Canada)

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St-Ambroise India Pale Ale – McAuslan Brewing Inc., 6.2% ABV, 341ml., (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

(-My last St-Ambroise tasting was nearly 3 years ago. My does time fly…)

on the back label:

“St. Ambroise India Pale Ale is dry-hopped using traditional methods and is brewed with a selection of pale and specialty malts for a balance malty character.”

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  • Style: India Pale Ale
  • Taste: Toasted barley malt soft lingering bitter hops
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $20 – 10x341ml., November 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not memorable

Visual: Pours translucent toffee brown without much head, a thin hazy layer of retention, sticky half-lacing, clusters of slow steady streams.

Nose: sweet toasted caramel malts with a hint of citrus. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: crisp, incoming malty sweet

Mid-palate: creamy body, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel, toasted barley malt,
hint of citrus

Finish: soft subtle bitter hops, citrus overtones, clean lingering bitter hopped finish.

Summary: All-in-all very smooth and drinkable malty IPA. Not a whole lot of hop character but exceptionally drinkable.