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La Morsure - Le Trou Du Diable

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BA SCORE
84
good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Photo of papat444
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.

Photo of Yoonisaykul
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.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly orange colour, gilded edges. Head is beautiful but sinks after a while, leaving some extremely pleasant lace behind. Clear body, very slow carbonation running up the glass. Pretty nice.

Good aroma. Lots of tangy, fruity, sherbet notes to those hops. Citrus and pineapple with rosewater, lychee, and nectar, pretty sweet overall with big vanilla and a hint of cherry as well. Maybe too sweet, but overall good.

Taste is also quite tangy but also very sweet. Lots of malt, with vanilla notes, hints of rosewater and pineapple sherbet. Doesn't quite have enough bitterness to clean up, although the bitter flavour is prominent at the back, woody and phenolic in essence. Definitely lacking balance, with the sweetness dominating until the very last gasp, and complexity is all over the place. I like my IPA profiles to go Sweet > Hoppy > Bitter and this just muddles around the three throughout the palate. If I were to choose one flavour I'd like to dominate it would be hops. In this case it's sweet, so am not hugely impressed.

Feel is decent, not a lot of body to it but it's OK.

Not too bad overall, a little sweet for my taste but it's drinkable.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Sydney's Local Taphouse Canadian SpecTapular.

Nice orange/amber colour, with a filmy but solid enough white head that leaves some English ale style lacing. Lots of carbonation. Not bad.

Lots of butterscotch on the nose, with a weird cinnamon character coming through - some washed out hop notes that give a vaguely English twist to the aroma. Quite English in style overall. Eh.

Taste is also quite English - with notable sweet malts only partially alleviated by the straight vector of cleansing hops. Finish is clean at least, but it's certainly missing some intensity. Mouthfeel clear and smooth.

Eh, it's drinkable enough. I certainly feel it leans towards the English style than the American style -- and it's just not that interesting.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Devil's Den.

Orange with a dense white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is green, fruity and floral hops with some honey and caramel. Citrus and tropical fruit character are present, this is nice stuff. Opening bitter with fresh, green hops, there's bitter grapefruit, citrus peel and some caramel. Drying on the finish with mild resin and green hop character, this is solid stuff. Carbonation is moderate, this is a little bigger in body than I like. Still, decent.

Photo of drabmuh
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer served on draft at a local beer bar. This beer is orangish and has a slight haze to it. Forms an off white head that leaves a lot of lacing behind, carbonation moderate.

The aroma is a combination of malt and hops. The hop aroma is a little like pine. Overall its a pretty weak aroma.

Beer is bitter and sweet. This is probably better classified as an English IPA. The malt is really forward in the profile. Beer has an aftertaste and drinks with a medium body. There is nice palate connectivity, the hops coat the mouth and the bitterness and the aftertaste grow as you drink this beer. Overall, its pretty good, drinkability if fine mouthfeel is good.

Photo of Viggo
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at Mondial de la Biere 2007.

Pours a clear orange/amber, huge off white head, massive lace, good retention, looks pretty nice! Smell is sweet, caramel, decent malts, citrus and floral hop tea, light pine, not bad. Taste is sweet, piney caramel, bread, citrus and floral, hoppy clean bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not too bad, close to average but in the right direction.

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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