La Morsure - Le Trou Du Diable

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-02-2007)
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4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

600ml bottle poured into tulip 22/11/13

A hazy golden yellow with lots of tiny particles being snow globed by steady streams of bubbles, massive three fingers of cream colored foam just sits there for ages leaving partial rings deep down the glass and ends up as a pencil top island

S peachy, mango, apricot, sweet orange, has a little pine and some caramel providing some balance, just a little herbal tea and orange sherbert

T a little lemon rind, not quite the fruit I was smelling on the nose, more caramel and some bread, still tastes solid but the nose has a little something on it

M medium bodied, somewhat creamy, mild bitter snap, a little grit, herbal hops and rind on the finish

O I rather liked this one, more of a hopped up pale ale but I could easily drink another, went down way to fast, my 600ml bottles gone at this point

I'm a little surprised this one doesn't get a little more love, some balance but the hops are still in charge, very drinkable, I thought it was well made and would drink it again no questions asked.

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4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from oldp0rt

Hazy golden orange, one finger of white head, some lace as well. Smell is a mix of citrus and tioasty malts, orange and grapefruit, fairly hoppy nose with a biscuity malt backbone. Taste has a big hoppy bitterness, citrusy with a good deal of orange flavour, semi sweet toasted malt mid palate before finishing hoppy and fruity. Lightly carbonated, dry medium body. Very nice stuff here, very much a "Quebec Style" IPA and one of the more drinkable ones around, would certainly entertain this again.

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3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
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

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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml
6.5% ABV
The label looks like a art class drawing stuck onto the bottle. I tried this beer on June 3, 2011 at 'Bar Volo' in Toronto. Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy golden orange with a huge rocky light tan coloured head. The aroma was mainly citrus hops, with a hint of sweet malt and grass. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was very much grapefruit hops, with sweet malt in the background. A nice bitter finish.

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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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La Morsure from Le Trou Du Diable
84 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.