La Morsure | Le Trou Du Diable

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable
Quebec, Canada
troududiable.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sammy on 06-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
9.89%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of JavierGC
4.67/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhilippeFL
4.63/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Nice! Very nice! Very, very nice!

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The color is dark gold with a permanent haze. The head is a single finger thick. It settles slowly to single layer of bubbles. It leaves an initial row of lace then lattice work and finally spots.

Soft hop aroma-- very floral. The malt seems to have a touch of crystal.

The taste starts like an amber ale. The hop comes in very strong and the alcohol is also noteworthy. The body is full, but the carbonation matches it well. The aftertaste features a lingering straight bitterness.

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4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
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 Qu├ębec IPAs I've had. Up there with the Charlevoix single hop Vache Folle series.

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4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VbolieuV
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice foamy head but not much carbonation visible. Smell is pretty neutral for an IPA doesn't smell the hops much. Doesn't taste too hoppy either, you taste mostly the malts. Don't get me wrong it's not a bad beer, but it's not an "in your face" IPA.

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4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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La Morsure from Le Trou Du Diable
3.74 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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