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L’Amère Indienne - Le Trou Du Diable

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L’Amère IndienneL’Amère Indienne

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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: papat444 on 11-17-2011

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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by yancot:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Photo of Sammy
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Volo. Initially was getting significant yeast character ( this is not a Belgian IPA), and then the hops kicked in and it was OK for an IPA. Quaffable, served at just below room temperature and undercarbonated. Perhaps this is better fresh.Little head.

Photo of mmurphy525
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of CurtisD
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of papat444
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml. bottle. bottled Oct. 2011.

Appearance: A chilled hazy body the color of amber honey. A thick and creamy head forms, drapes the side quite well and has great retention.

Smell: Pine needles, sweet, caramel, sticky and of course, hops!

Taste: Good dose of piney hops, a sweet touch to it, some citrus fruit but not much. Resiny and gets really raw in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Good bitterness, especially in the finish on to the aftertaste. While smooth, i find the body to not be quite full. Barely cracks the medium body IMO.

Overall: Bitterness is pervasive yet restrained. Despite that, i found it to be a good IPA but not top notch.

Photo of Caudalie
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Troubled, Intense amber color, with lees

One of my favorite beer overall, with really intense hoppy character, reminiscent of flowers, freshly cut grass, fresh peaches. Intense, rich mouthfeel with a full-bodied character.

Brutally bitter, but the bitterness is really bringing a nice depth to this beer, with a long finish. This bitterness also makes you feel like you need to take another sip to cool off your mouth.

From 500 ml bottle, served in a Spiegelau beer glass. Produced by a pretty interesting micro-brewery in Shawinigan, quebec. Alas, these beers are pretty hard to find, and quantities you can buy in beer stores are usually restricted.

Awesome IPA in a really nice mix of the yeasty belgian IPA style, and the exotic and fruity american IPA style...

Wish I could drink some everyday... The first beer I decided to review on BA, since it's one of my favorites ; )

Photo of liamt07
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from ZorPrime, thanks Eric! 500ml into a tulip, February 2012 bottling date.

A copper-amber body with an eggshell white head. Rocky retention and loads of lace. Appears to have been bottle conditioned. Nose is interesting, almost Belgian in feel. Quite yeasty, but there's some citrus, spicy hops and almost a bit of banana. Bitter on the palate, piney and herbal with alot more yeast flavours. Some citrus, banana peel, and some breadier malts. Dry and bitter finish, with a medium-low carbonation. Some spice or pepper in there too. An interesting beer, not really an American IPA in my opinion but probably something that resembles a hoppy, bitter Belgian Red IPA? Still fairly tasty, unique in the least.

Photo of mattsander
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Murky apricot, fairly tenacious head. Too cloudy, too dark, not a pretty beer and not 'pale' in any sense.

S: Bready malt, a bit of woody and floral hops, bubblegum. Lacks freshness.

T: Less sweetness than I anticipated based on the color, still lacking a fresh feeling. Not bad, just muddled and a bit unfocused. Lingering biting bitterness.

M: I think this beer hits it stride in the mouthfeel department. Just juicy and creamy enough.

O: Very easy to drink but another decidedly blah IPA from Quebec.

Photo of fortierv
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of cmadd
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought a bottle home from Montreal.

A: Big soapy white head. The body is mostly straw coloured with amber fringes.

S: The smell was probably my favourite part. It was ripe with tropical fruits, grapefruit, and hint of mango flesh. In the background, a bit of yeast spice.

T: Really followed the smell, but maybe a little subtler. Burst of tropical fruits followed by the dryness of a light pine hop.

M: Light carbonation. Perfect for this style.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. It wasn't a super dry IPA or chewy IPA. It was subtle, but very nicely crafted.

Photo of Krakpoff
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jrenihan
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bar Isabel during the Trou Du Diable takeover.

Beer has a smallish white head with OK retention. Very good lacing.

Bright citrus scent peaks through a waft of Belgian yeast. Orange and lemon are there. A touch of bubblegum.

Some dank herbal flavours tastewise, with Belgian yeast, a bit of bubblegum, a bit of candied sugar and some citrus. Banana as well.

Medium bodied, moderately to highly carbonated and a bit oily.

Overall, pretty good but no standout.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Triat00
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of wordemupg
4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 24/4/12 sent to me by papat444 thanks dude

A murky dark orange with a nice solid two finger light tan head has good retention and leaves a partial ring of lace followed by random patches

S smells like an American IPA with the piney grapefruit and some tropical notes, some sweet malt and a little sauv blanc style cat pee but its much better then it sounds, smells great actually

T more pine and lots of rind opposed to the fruity flesh I could smell, I want to say citra but I could be and I probably am wrong, I get a little burnt brown sugar but I like it, still soild but I prefer the nose

M it has some body and its well carbonated, but I'm more impressed by the nice bitter bite and a little grit left behind that leaves a lingering rind finish that lasts for ever

O I thought this was a great IPA and I'd be drinking it on a regular basis if only I could get it here in Alberta (hint, hint, hoser)

I'm a little surprised this one doesn't get more love, I thought it was a solid example of the style. Thanks again papat444 for sending me one

Photo of Jayship
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of oakbluff
3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle- pours a murky brownish orange. Nominal head. Nose- Iced tea some citrus hops. Taste- crystal malt, herbal hops, toasty. Good carbonation level that give is a nice body with a crisp drying finish plus some aspirin like qualities which detracts.decent

Photo of DaPan
4/5  rDev +8.1%

L’Amère Indienne from Le Trou Du Diable
84 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.