Gros Chars – Brasserie Artisanale La Fabrique

IPA Américaine, 6.1%, de Matane, Québec.

American IPA, 6.1%, from Matane, Quebec.
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75 = 3.61/5

Slightly veiled dark amber color with weak activity. Thick creamy beige 3 finger head, lasting around 15-20 minutes, with a bit of legs and a good swirl reaction. Flavors of pineapples, mangos, orange peels, clove, caramel, barley and herbal hops (citra). Slick and smooth full body with sharp crispy carbonation. Strong strength finish, tropical and thickly malty, ending with extra leafy hops, a bit piney, more floral sweetness and a quite a spicy feel similar to tobacco and pepper. It’s bold for a single, but well executed and balanced, having a certain degree of freshness in there. A bit tongue coating but it mellows out becoming decently pleasant. Overall very good quality craft, solid IPA.