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SMaSH IPA - Le Trou Du Diable

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SMaSH IPA
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BA SCORE
85
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 06-24-2011)
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-21-2013 09:37:39 | More by chippo33
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.9%

02-10-2013 21:24:46 | More by oldp0rt
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1sophrosyne1

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The pour is a light, hazy gold...and at my DC Metro bar, the head was fairly thin and retained poorly without much lacing to speak of.
The nose is surprisingly bland. It has the sweet smell of bubble gum and some banana. And it's much more grainy than hoppy. There is some bland lemon and very mild clove in the bouquet that also is noticeable in tastes. This beer is rather light on hop character, overall. Even with big gulps it's hard to find much grapefruit, resin, or spice apart from white pepper. The malt is really the highlight here; with time in the mouth and even more with warmth, a dominant hazlenut flavor emerges.
This chewy brew coats teeth and lips, fills in buccal crevices, and slides thickly down the back. It's not the mouthfeel I want from beer, in general, but it's rather unique and does complement the Filbert flavor well.
My initial impressions were not good, likely due to the dearth of hoppiness that I expected, instead, to be showcased. But it grew on me. It still needs more bitterness and acid to balance the nutty sweetness.
I can't help but wonder if the keg for my pour had been sitting a while...

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 01:46:54 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-18-2013 03:24:30 | More by DonFrap
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Volo.

Beer is a very cloudy yellow colour. Very small white head- almost none.

Smell is strongly citra focused. Cat's pee, citrus scents. Sticky and weedy.

Taste is quite biiter. Citrus fruit (grapefruit sticks out), with a strong weedy component. Herbal. Surprising to me that it is an all-citra hopped beer.

Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation level. Oily.

Overall, not bad but a bit disappointing in my view.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2013 16:14:58 | More by jrenihan
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-22-2013 18:36:45 | More by warnerry
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-28-2014 00:07:28 | More by DrBier
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-02-2013 21:05:07 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a hero and support of the citra hop, giving it an able defence of taste and malt backbone. Yet the cat p element arrives in the room warmed finish. On tap at WVRT tap takeover (served too cold initially). Light grapefruit coloured body and lacy

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2013 23:51:32 | More by Sammy
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a medium amber color ale with a nice foamy head with ok retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus is dominant and quite enjoyable with nice floral undertones. Taste is dominated by citrus notes with bitter finish offset by some floral notes. Dry caramel malt body is present though doesn’t interfere with the hops profile. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed and interesting to taste the Citra hops directly.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2011 14:20:08 | More by Phyl21ca
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-25-2012 01:57:33 | More by JAHMUR
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-27-2012 22:11:52 | More by AdamP
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mule Bar. Served in a tulipy glass.

Appearance - Big white head. Sticky lacing. Medium retention. Hazy orange body.

Smell - Citrus hop. Grain. A bit of esters. Belgian yeastiness.

Taste - Bright citrus hop. Grain is less potent, but slightly sweeter. Belgian esters more prominent in the finish. Slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Very drinkable.

Overall - Pretty tasty. Well crafted and flavorful.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2013 16:48:49 | More by Alieniloquium
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at the Mondial de la Biere in Montreal:

Cloudy, gold color. Some lace. Nearly no head--settles to only rim lace.

Pleasant grapefruit rind hop aroma.

Plenty of white pepper to the finish. Little malt flavor. The carbonation is moderate; the body is similarly neutral.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2013 01:47:19 | More by smcolw
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half a pint on tap at Vices & Versa, Montreal.

Relatively pale body with snow-white head and a beautiful lacing left on the glass. Aroma is very fruity (mango, tropical fruits) and floral. A lot of fresh hop in there! Taste is herbal, floral and features the same fruitiness as the smell. Very smooth on the palate with a good carbonation and a medium bitterness. Overall, another great success from Trou Du Diable, well balanced and delicious!

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2012 23:40:19 | More by duracell
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-19-2013 01:42:45 | More by Ajlvt
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BeerOps

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-24-2012 05:19:45 | More by BeerOps
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-23-2013 01:12:06 | More by Luk13
SMaSH IPA from Le Trou Du Diable
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.