- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.4 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
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.”
- 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.