L'Interdite - Brasseurs Du Monde

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 06-15-2011

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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 23
Reviews by biboergosum:
Photo of biboergosum
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle. I like the Prohibition associations, especially for a Canadian brewery. Also where have I heard the term 'hopped for 90 minutes' before? Where o' where?

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of fizzy, foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves a nice array of fuzzy cloud ceiling lace around the glass as it steadily sinks out of sight.

It smells of warm caramel, kind of biscuity malt, quite weighty in its bearing, some sour, fruity vinegar notes, and weirdly shrouded citrus and piney hops. The taste is more warm, simmering caramel/toffee maltiness, a sour, expired dark fruitiness, some musty, earthy yeast notes, and stunned leafy, citrusy, and piney hops.

The carbonation is pretty laid back, but not out of it altogether, the body a sturdy medium weight, and a bit too astringent, from stale fruit juice and suppressed hops alike, to be deemed all that smooth. It finishes off-dry, the warming, sour biscuity caramel blend now the norm, after a more than subtle reassessment of expectations, and the bitter hops still pungent, I suppose, but inwardly wondering who usurped all their latent powers.

Hmmm. A rather sideways, and weird IPA, especially one that touts a nicely rounded 100 IBUS. The standout attribute here, ironically, isn't the bitterness, but the tart, sour character that I can't quite come to associate with hops. Maybe those tipped-over barrels got some sort of infection from the dirty feds who did the deed all those years ago. Anyways, drinkable enough, but not the typical hop-bomb you might be anticipating.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Mondiale 2011. West Coast IPA, good aromas, tangerine taste. Carbonation is right there, and rated 1000 IBU, this is a palate shready. Lacey, medium mouthfeel, decent drinkability. Fun though I wouldn't see it out again, it's worth a try.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - swampy orange brown with lots of suspended sediment, tall tan head, spotty lacing
S - some pepper and orange citrus, mild roasted malt, some earthy undertones
T - spicy and grassy hops dominate, some toasty maltiness, finishes with pepper and earth
M - relatively meaty body, spicy and full through the finish
O - a decent enough IPA, flavours are decent and the feel is full, not for the average beer drinker but a nicely full IPA

Photo of eat
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was the best of the tasting of BDM's three first bottling efforts at Peluso. Hopped for 90 minutes, bottled 08/2011. I like the labels, lots of information: food pairings, temperature, recommended glassware and a good, fairly accurate description of the beer. Clear, filtered-looking copper body, on the dark side for an IPA. Good finger of cream-white head sticks around a while. Decent lacing. Good looking stuff.

Nice grapefruit on the nose. Good balance of caramel malt, pine and mixed tropical fruit (pineapple, guava, lychee); similar to Red Racer but considerably lighter. Solid.

Where on the nose there was a good balance, there could be more malt present here to back up the hops. Hops are alright though: more earthy pine than on the nose, soily bitterness toward the finish and grapefruit pith throughout. The tropical aspect isn't really here. Touch of alcohol. It needs more malt and would be nice with some of that tropical fruit in the nose as well. 100 IBU? Doesn't seem it at all, more like 70-80.

Decent medium body. Carbonation is maybe a little high. Not too bad.

Brewers in Quebec seem to be on the right track towards one of them brewing a truly great IPA but no one has done it yet (in my opinion). It is described as having a lightly-malted taste on the label, though I would say too much so. Still, this is fairly okay within the style and I'd probably order it on tap if I ran into it.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a medium copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter hops with some resin and piney notes as well. Taste is a nice mix between some dry caramel malt with notes of bitter hops with a balance between some citrus and resin notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Solid offering while not straying too far from the style.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to snifter.

A - Poured a medium hazy orange with one finger of off white head.

S - Dank and musky with pine and grapefruit aromas. A mild caramel/honey sweetness in the background.

T - A big pine profile with musky and light citrus notes. Some caramel malt sweetness in the background.

M - Light to medium. Somewhat sticky and oily. Moderate carbonation.

Photo of Kacid
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Presentation, short Weisen glass

Appearance: very very clear reddish amber, absolutely no hazing (enjoy a bit of haze in the beer), moderate lacing, carbonation is mid- and somewhat appropriate for the style - it could be finer and less harsh

Nose: low-quality dried hops, fruity-honey, malt, lime rind, passion fruit, iced tea, lemony, grassy.

Taste: sweet sappy resinous caramel flavour, iced tea, passionfruit, tea like

Overall: Not bad for a Canadian interpretation of an American IPA; however, not so good as to match an average american IPA; one could even say that it is its own style of an IPA which is special in its own way. Good effort and that is definitely worth some recognition. Very fruity character - almost Hawaiian-Tropical style

Photo of mtomlins
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 341ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
** NOTE: The brewery lists this beer as an APA not an IPA (for what it’s worth) **

A: Golden copper color and a bit hazy. Pours to a massive light tan bubbly head. The head settles very slowly and thickens as it does leaving behind impressive amounts of lacing.

S: Very malt forward on the nose, a pleasant sweet caramel. The hops are still present though with a bit of tropical fruit (pineapple?), some nice spiciness and a touch of citrus.

T: As the nose predicted, it is malty from the start, sweet and bready and a touch earthy. There is very good balance from the hops though starting off spicy (pepper) but also lots of citrus. The bittering hops dry out the malt character for the finish which is long and dry.

M: Medium body and medium-hi carbonation; very smooth, round and creamy.

O: The great appearance and smell is delivered in the taste, definitely one of the best APA from Quebec! L'Intradite is not a palate-wrecker and some hopheads may find it not agressive enough, but this a great *balanced* beer, one that is underrated here.

Photo of 2_Shaynez
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Poured from 341ml bottle to extended tulip. 6.50% ABV and apparently 100 IBU.

A: Small head with no retention surprisingly, i think my pour was to blame. Dark Copper, burnt-orange, slightly reddish, very opaque.

N: Very malty, sweet caramel. hard to catch any authentic hop aromas, maybe a bit of citrus, some fresh bouquet of flowers odors coming through. This smells like an amber ale

T: Roasty Caramel Malts, Pumpkin Seeds!! Not as bitter as I expected, just a smooth bitter finish. Very simple beer, but pretty balanced.

M: Medium carbonation, kind of thin too.

O: It's a good beer but I was expecting something more I guess. Doesn't compare to the good quebec IPA's Worth a try if you like a bitter beer!

Photo of Caudalie
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a spiegelau beer tasting glass. 100 IBU

A: Amber color, with rapidly fading head.

S: Hoppy, and also reminiscent of cinnamon, spices, and caramel.

T: Decently dry, even if the first impression is of a pretty rich, sweet malt. Hoppy, with a nice bitterness.

Overall, a pretty good 6-pack of IPA at a decent price from a quebec micro. Not outstanding, but still pretty good. My thirstquencher cheap beer, on equal standing with the American pale Ale from dunham.

Photo of spinrsx
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml Bottle

Appearance – Clear dark copper colour with an average size fizzy and frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation visible and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 7 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, oranges, peaches

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a low amount of carbonation and it feels slightly flat on the tongue. I can taste malts, caramel, and a good amount of hops. There are also notes of oranges and peaches. It ends with a malty caramel sweet aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.

Overall – It reminded me a little bit of the flying monkeys smashbomb.. with a little less flavour perhaps. This beer is definitely on the right track taste wise - I'd like to try it fresh on tap for a fair assessment.

Photo of rarbring
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clouded red amber, an off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.

Smelling citric; Lemon, grape-fruit. And Pine.

Slightly sweet, mostly hoppy, grape-fruit juice, peel and seeds.

Medium high carbonation, soft, oily with a good body, a dry finish.

A very hoppy straight AIPA.

Photo of Intrinsic
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With respect to whoever added this beer, its not an American IPA despite what the label may say. This is an Imperial IPA. Not only that, but the label clearly says 6.5%, not 6%...

Anyhow, L'Interdite almost pours flat, which was a little disappointing. Almost no head to speak of, and whatever was there disappeared fast. Very nice colour (clear amber) and lacing though, so overall its about average in appearance.

Despite being super-hopped, its smells quite malty. There's a little bread and molasses in there too. Wasn't this beer dry-hopped? Weird.

Yes. 100 IBUs. Malty up-front, insanely hoppy going down. Not much complexity, but its really good. It has some single malt whiskey qualities that give some extra kick.

Again, a little flat, but very dry. Overall, this is a good beer. Quebecers should be proud of this one.

Photo of andrenaline
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another treat courtesy of joemcgrath27...

A - Pours a hazy copper colour with a brown hue, finger of head with decent retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Citrus hop notes are subdued by musty caramel malts and hints of

T - Sour citrus rind hop notes accompanied by some musty caramel, sour dough bread, and a surprising citrus bitterness that lingers.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and dry on the finish.

O - A tasty IPA, though heavier on the malts. If you like a more balanced IPA this one fits the bill, though the hop profile could be a bit more vibrant. Easily enjoyable and easily sessioned, and well worth a try.

Photo of flipper2gv
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Less than a month old bottle.

A: Pours hazy light amber color with a huge pure white frothy head with tons of volume and retention. Lacing is great too. Really good looking beer.

S: Smells of west coast hops, chalky, pine resins, orange peel and unsweetened grapefruit. Light malty sweetness. Well rounded.

T: The chalky character is predominant. Still you get the citruses and all the good stuff that you get from usual west coast style ipas.

M: Very light and fluffy. Super refreshing.

O: well, one of the very few american style IPAs that is made in Quebec. It has its faults, but it still a solid brew that is worth trying if you're looking for something refreshing.

Photo of wordemupg
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into tulip 31/3/12 cheers hoser for the bottle

A hazy reddish amber with a large creme colored head that has great retention and leaves several distinct rings of lace before starting to spread random lace, pretty nice looking beer

S quite malty for a 100IBU pallet wrecker, bready caramel with a little vinegar popping up between the citric hops and heavy caramel

T no vinegar's always nice, nice caramel notes and just a little pine, lots of rind on the finish, decent beer but oddly malty

M fairly thick and a little syrupy, its bitter but not taken to the limit I can detect, creamy from the bubbles and it leaves just a little behind for you to savor

O I want to say it was balanced but I almost feel like it was weighted malt heavy for the style, looks great and other then a little acidic vinegar out of nowhere its pretty good

decent stuff but there's room for improvement, I just can't grasp how much malt they would've needed to have such a solid backbone in a hop monster. Interesting stuff, perhaps you should be the judge

Photo of hopsolutely
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An excellent homage to Dogfish Head and one of the nicest Quebecois APA's I've enjoyed thus far.

Pours a hazy amber with a decent off-white head and lacing; it's a good looking beer. The delightfully hop-forward aroma has a respectable caramelized malt backbone supporting the citrus and tropical fruit tones. Likewise the taste has enough malt body to balance the "american" hop cornucopia. Grapefruit and mango plus a nice pine spiciness to the finish, that lingers...

Fresh, this is an absolutely excellent APA!

Photo of Jeffo
3.07/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this at Intermarche St-Roch in Quebec City. Really good grocery store for craft beer in the city. Go there if you're looking for something.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium-loose, off-white head with good retention. Opaque burnt umber with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a half wisp. A foamy wisp remains until the end but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts, melon, some piney hop notes and floral hops. Decent strength.

TASTE: Pale malts and caramel sweetness, and some piney and floral hop bitterness at the swallow. A bolder aftertaste of bitter, floral notes and a small touch of melon sweetness. This is quite bitter, though the flavorisn't quite as complex as hoped. Still enjoyable.

PALATE: Lighter body and higher levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, goes down fine and finishes dry on the palate. Decent at best.

OVERALL: This is clearly a better effort than the stout, but that's not saying much, to be honest. It's almost bitter for the sake of being bitter, and is missing some of the flavor that we usually expect from the style. A bigger palate would help carry the flavor as well. This is a decent beer, but there are plenty of better options in La Belle Province.

Photo of tbeckett
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Broue HAHA. Poorly marked 'bottled on' date stamp on the label.

A - Half finger of light beige head fades to a film fast. Body is copper with very little carbonation . Bright. No lace, film of retention.

S - Nice sweet malt is there with some strong tropical fruit. Some grassiness.

T - Dusty hops, pineapple, good caramel. Weak hop profile it would seem.

M - Mild carbonation, medium body, pleasantly bitter.

O/D - Meh. Not an IPA I would reach for regularily. Tame, yet tasty, but not worth the time of a second shot...at least in the bottle.

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Darker color than I was expecting. A sort of caramel hue; topped with creamy looking and ever so slightly beige head. On the nose I get a touch of grass and some earthy, English type aromas. Malt is also present. On the palate, this beer is definitely not overly hoppy and is actually rather malty. Caramel malts come through almost more than hops do, but overall it's balanced rather nicely. This is a fine example of an English IPA but I can't say that it stands up to my more modernized expectations of an AIPA. It's okay but nothing spectacular

Photo of BarrelSelect
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours copper, thin foam persistant. Aroma: floral hop. Taste hops. Didn't find much more. Long finish. Body light thin, soft carbonation. Long bitter finish. Not an exceptionnal beer, but will be good and refershing in summer on th side of the pool.

Photo of Beersignal
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really don't know why this beer is listed as a double/imperial IPA, because it really isn't! American single IPA... OK. As well, to correct one of the reviewers below, the beer is rated at 100 IBUs and not 1000.

Really enticing copper coloured beer with an off white head of foam that persists for a good while once it has reduced to a film. Some lacing is left behind with each sip.

Aromas are straight up hops and not a west coast variety but pleasant nonetheless. A very faint hint of barley bubbles through with a swirl of the glass, but the gentle carbonation doesn't seem to want to push through anymore than what is present in my glass.

Taste and mouthfeel are not what I expected. Somewhat thin body and the low levels of carbonation do help to promote this. It is not nearly as bitter as you would imagine by reading the write-up on their website. Still this is tasty as malt and bitterness are well balanced for an IPA and there is development of fermentation characteristics with some hints of freshly picked apples coming through the spiciness of the hops.

I would definitely recommend this as an entry level IPA for those who worry about being overwhelmed by a flurry of bitter hops. Contains all the elements of an American IPA without the volume of some of the most reknowned examples.

Santé

SMD

Photo of Otterburn
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

cLEAR ,low carbonation, very small head, maple syrop color..

smell light grapefruit, candy like,

taste like grapefruit, very acid, ,and then very bitter

mouthfeel is nice, smooth , kind of round, low carbonation.

overall, it is a proper ipa, very tasty! very fruity ipa..

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L'Interdite from Brasseurs Du Monde
83 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.