Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Simple Malt Classic IPA – Brewers Unlimited – Saint-Eustache, Quebec
And so my international experience continues. This time, we’re sampling from the Brewers Unlimited, a very small group of Brewers from Saint-Eustache, Quebec. There is very little known about this group, but they came highly recommended on the Western side of the Island of Montreal. I apologize for the lack of background, but I could not find one person who knew anything about them. I guess we’re flying blind here. Let’s take a look at the brew, and see what we’ve gotten ourselves into.
INDIA PALE ALE
Stout and malt wish. Its rich fruity and floral bouquet is the product of generous portions of five hops known for their finesse.
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I really wish that I had a little more to go on then just a one line description on the main website. This is where Breweries could take a lesson in marketing. That said…on to the review. The pour was fine, producing a nice, thick head. The coloring is copper-like, hinting at some bitterness. As for the flavor, it was hoppy, but not as hoppy as you might expect from a “classic IPA”. In fact, it may have been a little understated. Yep, that would be my general impression of the brew…understated, and underwhelming…. and unimpressive.
5.5/10 – unimpressive