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La Morsure - Le Trou Du Diable

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-02-2007)
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Reviews by Digimaika2:
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(4.0) A: Hazy copper with a moderately tall and creamy stark white head.

(3.75) S: Orange, hints of pineapple, pine, sour elements including lemon, and a more crackery grain base. Pleasant in general with a nice crisp and tart bite.

(3.5) T: Grapefruit, orange, bit of pine, lemon-like, spices, and crackers. A bit of herbal or grassy element in this as well. Not heavily bitter with a pleasing moderate dryness.

(3.5) M: Thinner bodied with a mod-higher carbonation. Semi-creamy and slick.

(3.5) D: This is very drinkable with a lighter body and more tart-crisp fruits presented. Prefer a fuller and more robust body but the lighter feel does add to the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 00:53:16 | More by Digimaika2
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%

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Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle 120114. From notes.

A - Golden pour with a mildly hazy body. Good carbonation. Fluffy two finger white head left great lace rings and retention.

S - Nice sweet fruits, biscuity malt, honey, some mild pine.

T - Sweet fruit again, more grain, really restrained. Quite sweet with a weird metallic and rotten fruit component. Not the most pleasant flavour.

M - Not that bitter but it's there. Good carbonation, medium to full body.

O/D - This didn't strike me as an IPA. The hop character didn't seem like much and it came off sorta lagery. Not sure what happened but it's simply not good enough for these guys, especially these days for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 21:07:13 | More by tbeckett
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

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Ontario (Canada)

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

La Morsure ("the bite") does indeed pack one, but you wouldn't suspect it from the looking at it; a glowing, clear (at first) golden-amber tone gives this beer a friendly and approachable appearance. Its head is unremitting and leaves an intricate, almost psychedelic pattern of lacing that could pass for an Alex Grey piece.

Most people assume they don't like hops or at least have to acquire the taste for them. In fairness, we are born with a natural distaste for bitterness. But all it usually takes is one uber-floral pale ale or super-citric West-Coast IPA to convince them otherwise - who doesn't love perfumy roses and tropical fruits after all!?

Of course, those are but two of the many faces of Humulus lupulus. Hops can also be spicy, earthy, herbal, piny, or citrusy. Whatever varieties were used in this recipe have created an earthy 'forest floor' persona and crudely herbal qualities. There's no colourful fruits here - melons maybe, but mostly just browned tree needles, green onion, tea leaves, twigs, and resins.

La Morsure is not the beer for lovers of zestful exotic fruits - it's suited to those who like delicate, grassy Chinese green teas. I'm not surprised to find the palate full of dried stone fruits, cut plant stems, mowed lawn clippings, leafy spring greens, jasmine and peas. The maltiness adds a touch of toasted chestnut that adds to the fired ("Long Jing" or "Dragonwell") green tea profile.

It's silly to expect an exotic, tropical beer from Quebec - they don't call it 'La Belle Province' because of palm trees or sandy beaches. To repeat: all 77 of this beer's IBUs are green, not a single one lemon yellow, grapefruit ruby or orange. Provided you enjoy and are in the mood for that brand of weedy, earthy IPA, La Morsure is a good one. But know what you're getting.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 19:24:24 | More by biegaman
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

La Morsure IPA
Poured from large bomber bottle into tulip, clear bright gold in glass with a strong initial rocky head and a nice lacing and film on. Light in colour and attractive. 4

S – lemon, American yeast, cardamom, clean, with some pale malt aromas, bright citrus and florals. Still has some fermentation esters, fairly muted, but interesting. 3.75

T – lemony citrus with ripe berries, some sweetness, also a really pleasant floral character, then some robust graininess, there is some toffee-ness and the lack of strong caramel malt notes lends it a clean foundation for some nice citrus-floral hoppy characters to shine, also some pine needles as well. Get some spicy and floral characters, but the hops are not as prominent as in some examples. Its good, but not a hop bomb. Good balance and flavor though. 4.25

M – balanced, a light acidity and moderate carbonation that offers a refreshing, cleansing feel, dry on the finish. Good and appropriate, has some bitterness but lacking a really hoppy resiny feel. 3.75

An enjoyable IPA to be sure. Drinks a bit lighter than it is, which is maybe my only slight issue. A nice citrus and floral character with some yeasty aspects retained in it. Good balance and feel, pleasant dryness, a solid all round IPA that I would have again as a tasty quencher or session beer. Awesome label as well! 4.25

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 12:56:05 | More by mick303
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FiveByFive

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice light head - almost meringue-like.
Takes about a minute to settle, but leaves a nice lacing that stays.

Aroma is woodsy - not overly hoppy but still quite pleasant and familiar.

Mouthfeel is light, a bit weak, still leaves a slight bitterness.
Medium body, cloudy.

For a strong ale, it's very easy (maybe too easy?) to drink, but not overly memorable.
Definitely would make a very nice summer patio AIPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 01:10:55 | More by FiveByFive
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-07-2014 22:54:23 | More by kwjd
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La Morsure from Le Trou Du Diable
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