St-Ambroise Double IPA

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Type: American Double/Imperial IPA
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Our master brewer uses the word “intense” to describe St. Ambroise Double India Pale Ale. If you like hops and you like malt, you will love the citrous aromas and the full-bodied taste of this unfiltered St.Ambroise Double India Pale Ale.

source: McAuslan website

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  • Apr 27, 2014
    JimBeam1983 (152)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Microbrewery explorer
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    This is relatively new addition to the line of products offered by McAuslan. It's been available for almost a year at their brewpub and was recently released in a bottle version. I reviewed the IPA when it came out in Fall of 2012 so I was curious of how this one would come out.

    341ml bottle I let sit on the counter for 15 minutes after taking it out the fridge to allow it to reach 10 degrees. I served the brew in a snifter as always.

    Pours a slightly hazy pale copper robe with moderate carbs. The generous eggshell head is midway between fluffy and creamy. Retention is pretty good and I did get some nice lacing a short while after pouring.

    The nose is pretty intense with the Chinook and Cascade hops delivering strong floral and citrus punches. Malts come to the rescue to balance out the nose with a sweet caramel backbone.

    In the mouth, the brew explodes with a strong hoppy attack one might find aggressive, but again the malt softens the sharp flowery edges by adding sweetness and balance out the bitterness to an enjoyable level. Mouthfeel is dense and silky, adding a nice dimension to the tasting. The beer finishes cloudy and dry with the floral hops just hanging out quite a while on the back of the palate.

    Overall this nectar is excessive, floral, sweet and pretty damn good. Nice work pairing the hops and malts without losing balance as could have occured with a brew of such gravity. Cheers!