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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:
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Rutager
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.

Photo of wordemupg
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.

Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of dobmaster
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of FrostBlast
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.

Photo of peensteen
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.

Photo of groleau
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of LarryAppleton
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ritzkiss
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of 4ster
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear, amber, good head on an aggressive pour, bright white, bubbles, and decently sticks to the glass with some nice lace.

S: Grassy hops, bitter, citrus rind/pith, plus that soapy pale ale smell.

T: Light pale malt overall profile with a slight caramel sweetness, then really hits you with pine, grass, grapefruit bitterness, finishing with a sudsy bitter aftertaste....

M: Light body, fairly balanced, light-med carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O: This is a very light APA, leaning much more to that of a pale ale (or even slightly lager-ish)... light on the malts, and I'm really just not a fan of that pale ale sudsy bitter flavour, which really stands out in this beer, which is why I tend to like IPA/DIPA's more than pale's, because the citrus/floral/pine hop flavours usually balance out this other quality, and this one is just too one sided with the bitter hop, and too light in the body. A pretty standard offering from TrouDuDiable.

Photo of Whatup14
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of smcolw
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
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.

Photo of Krakpoff
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of jrenihan
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Wvrst during the TDD takeover.

Beer is clear amber coloured. Small white head fades quickly. Some lace.

Nose is quite hoppy; grapefruit and a bit of soap.

Flavour is heavily grapefruit dominated. The light body of the beer makes it initially taste very thin and unimpressive, but it improves. Quite bitter.

Light bodied, moderate to high carbonation. Thin.

Overall, the thinness detracts, but not a bad flavour.

Photo of spinrsx
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Photo of NightINgale
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Luk13
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of oldp0rt
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of cyrenaica
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.

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