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La Morsure - Le Trou Du Diable

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BA SCORE
84
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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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 FrostBlast:
Photo of FrostBlast
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

600mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Straw yellow getting lightly on orange. Cloudy. Head is perfectly white, starts off a medium size, quickly falls back down, leaving some lacing. Typical American IPA looks.

SMELL : First nose is pine, citrus and some malt. Second nose releases some more complex fruit profile, mostly exotic - pineapple, some mango. Strawberries, also. Third nose really gets the malts going at it. Caramel. Sort of reminds me of what I smelled at Hill Farmstead (which is no small compliment). Very pleasing nose.

TASTE : Much smoother than what I'd expected. The aromas from the nose are all there but melted together and toned down. This leaves more room for the malts to express themselves, and they're not all caramel, there's a bright presence of pale malt as well. Very well balanced.

MOUTHFEEL : Good carbonation. Very round texture, but still has a sharp edge to it somehow. Almost creamy feel. Surprising.

OVERALL : Among the best Québec IPAs I've had. Up there with the Charlevoix single hop Vache Folle series.

FrostBlast, Oct 11, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of dobmaster
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

dobmaster, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600mL bottle from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau. Bottle design is all kinds of awesome, with a sort of ouroboros fighting a griffon motif (or as my wife put it, Slytherin fighting Gryffindor, which I think is way better).

Poured into my Duvel tulip. Clear light amber, good half inch of head that has good retention and some nice lace.

Nose is grapefruit pith, pine resin, orange peel and an assertive grain - reminds me a bit of rye.

Tasty IPA that is has a surprisingly mild malt backbone, but nice citrus and resin notes. The grapefruit is quite pronounced and lingers for a long finish. Resin and dried grain husk as well, with some cracker and caramel.

Mild bodied, soft but zippy carbonation. Dry, bitter finish.

I enjoyed this one, as it was an interesting lighter take on the IPA style that did have some 'morsure' to it.

JohnnyBarman, May 27, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz snifter at Beer Revolution YEG, among a few new offerings from this brewery. If I recall from my extensive, if not particularly memorable French classes, 'morsure' means a bite, or a strong nip. Not a bad name for an IPA, I suppose.

This beer appears a somewhat hazy medium golden amber hue, with one finger of tightly foamy, loosely bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a nice limestone rockface pattern of lace around the glass as things slip away.

It smells of meaty citrus, earthy herbaceous, and wet pine needle hops, soft crackery caramel malt, and a mild twinge of metallic alcohol. The taste is rather bitter orange and tangerine, denuded of any fleshy fruitiness, still with a certain pithy meaty character, forest floor flora, crisp pale malt, a hint of grainy caramel, and a slight booze warming.

The carbonation is a bit tightly wound at first, but eases up a little at a time, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, with just a wee metallic hop astringency. It finishes on the dry side, the hops really running the show now - bitter and green, all.

A bit of a one-sided IPA, as the malt is so damned timid, and that meaty essence in the fruit kind of tires my palate sooner than otherwise expected. I'm not sure that I would want mor (sic), should that be in the offering.

biboergosum, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Mondiale 2007. A good head and high bitterness, with a melange of hops Chinook, Kent, Goulding. The hop profile gave it some distinction, as well as significant yeast. Medium mouthfeel. most of all I need balance and I think that takes more skill, maybe I will try it again.

Sammy, Jun 02, 2007
Photo of CanuckRover
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange with a couple fingers of white head. Spotty lacings.

Really nice aroma. Plenty of juicy tropical fruit, zesty grapefruit with sweet melon.

Starts off pretty slow with not much of anything coming to the fore. Eventually a bit of pine kicks in and that kind of sweet melon shows its face. Pleasant resinous bitterness in this finish.

Mouthfeel is a disappointment. Fairly thin, if quenching.

An easy drinker, but found myself wishing for a bit more back-up on the malt side of things.

CanuckRover, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Yoonisaykul
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really nice label. Label just says Strong ale but BA lists this as an AIPA.Glad to see that.

This is my first review since beeradvocate's switch from ''drinkability'' to ''overall''

A- Clear amber with a super fluffy, super dense, dirty-white head. Melts into a nice little ice-cream floater looking mound. You have to pour carefully or you'll end up with a glass of head. Liquid looks ok but extra points for how good the head looks.

S- This smells great. Well hoppy. Some kind of tropical fruit like passion fruit maybe. Caramel from the malt and some spices like nutmeg which I think come from the hops. Nice hot alcohol.

T- Quite bitter. Strange how contrarily to most beers this seems to start with bitter and end with flavour. Less flavoursome than the smell suggested. A bit of tea...black? green?

M- Medium to low carbonation which I feel like I'm losing a lot of in the pour. Medium body. Not dry. I think this would be better with more carbonation and dryness. Yes. Third glass was poured super carefully with my glass almost perpendicular to the glass. Mouthfeel isa lot better this way. Really foams up.

I'd buy this again but wish it was cheaper. $5.49 is what I got it for. Would like to try it on tap.

Yoonisaykul, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Boozecamel, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Rutager
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a hazy, rich gold colour with over a finger of thick off-white head that leaves some heavy lacing.

Smell. Floral hops, toasty light grains, and a bit of citrus and cedar.

Taste. Citrus rinds, floral hops and crackery malts, and a bit of caramel and cedar.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. A nice IPA that I would call in between an American and and an English.

Rutager, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a big thick foamy head with excellent retention and loads of lacing. Aroma of floral earthy hops is quite enjoyable. Aromas of floral earthy hops with a nice solid dry caramel malt backbone and a very interesting bready yeast profile which distinguish this beer form the pack of IPA available out there. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Very nice IPA though more floral based then bitter with excellent yeast strain used which provides a different experience them most IPA out there.

Phyl21ca, May 24, 2011
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of WillAndSarah
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

WillAndSarah, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DrBier, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

dipso123, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of CurtisD
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

CurtisD, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of ritzkiss
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ritzkiss, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of FiveByFive
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

FiveByFive, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Yoonisaykul for this one. Shared some with my wife last night with out take-out pizza.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle bottled Feb. 2011 (the highlighter marking is actually past the 10 since the label doesn't have an 11).

Appearance: Massive foam that takes 3/4 of the glass. Not a big fan of that but that's the only knock as the retention is great with spider web-like lacing all over. The body is a burnt orange color and very hazy, kind of like light colored pulped apple cider.

Smell: Resiny, hoppy with orange and tangerine and some sugar to it.

Taste: Not too bitter to start off but a decent amount of hops with some sugar sweetness in the tail end. As it warms, it actually gets more bitter a bit with a staying power on the lips and lots of fleshy fruit.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is slightly high for my taste but it's an otherwise well-balanced body.

Overall: A solid IPA with a good hoppy profile that doesn't necessarily knock your teeth out. Get it fresh for sure. EDIT: I have to knock off half a point in the Overall category because the price is kind of high for an IPA.

papat444, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of Caudalie
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Caudalie, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

600ml bottle from March Omni QC for 7$ taxes in

Appearance - Clear golden/amber with an above average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, grapefruit, grassy notes

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also some grapefruit, lemon zest and some grassy/grainy notes. It ends with a malty slightly astringent dry hop aftertaste.

Overall – More of a lager with a dry hop aftertaste if that makes any sense. After having their APA the other night, I had high hopes for this.. but this one is a miss in my books. A boring beer that has an odd astringent aftertaste. Not worth my $7 and the first sub par beer I've had from this brewer.

spinrsx, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

RedAleMan, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Whatup14
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Whatup14, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Luk13
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Luk13, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Hoppy_McGee, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of bluetrevian
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

bluetrevian, Jan 10, 2014
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La Morsure from Le Trou Du Diable
84 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.