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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of CanuckRover
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange with a couple fingers of white head. Spotty lacings.

Really nice aroma. Plenty of juicy tropical fruit, zesty grapefruit with sweet melon.

Starts off pretty slow with not much of anything coming to the fore. Eventually a bit of pine kicks in and that kind of sweet melon shows its face. Pleasant resinous bitterness in this finish.

Mouthfeel is a disappointment. Fairly thin, if quenching.

An easy drinker, but found myself wishing for a bit more back-up on the malt side of things.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of bluetrevian
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Rutager
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a hazy, rich gold colour with over a finger of thick off-white head that leaves some heavy lacing.

Smell. Floral hops, toasty light grains, and a bit of citrus and cedar.

Taste. Citrus rinds, floral hops and crackery malts, and a bit of caramel and cedar.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. A nice IPA that I would call in between an American and and an English.

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Photo of wordemupg
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of FrostBlast
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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Photo of peensteen
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from oldp0rt

Hazy golden orange, one finger of white head, some lace as well. Smell is a mix of citrus and tioasty malts, orange and grapefruit, fairly hoppy nose with a biscuity malt backbone. Taste has a big hoppy bitterness, citrusy with a good deal of orange flavour, semi sweet toasted malt mid palate before finishing hoppy and fruity. Lightly carbonated, dry medium body. Very nice stuff here, very much a "Quebec Style" IPA and one of the more drinkable ones around, would certainly entertain this again.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of LarryAppleton
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of 4ster
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear, amber, good head on an aggressive pour, bright white, bubbles, and decently sticks to the glass with some nice lace.

S: Grassy hops, bitter, citrus rind/pith, plus that soapy pale ale smell.

T: Light pale malt overall profile with a slight caramel sweetness, then really hits you with pine, grass, grapefruit bitterness, finishing with a sudsy bitter aftertaste....

M: Light body, fairly balanced, light-med carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O: This is a very light APA, leaning much more to that of a pale ale (or even slightly lager-ish)... light on the malts, and I'm really just not a fan of that pale ale sudsy bitter flavour, which really stands out in this beer, which is why I tend to like IPA/DIPA's more than pale's, because the citrus/floral/pine hop flavours usually balance out this other quality, and this one is just too one sided with the bitter hop, and too light in the body. A pretty standard offering from TrouDuDiable.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz snifter at Beer Revolution YEG, among a few new offerings from this brewery. If I recall from my extensive, if not particularly memorable French classes, 'morsure' means a bite, or a strong nip. Not a bad name for an IPA, I suppose.

This beer appears a somewhat hazy medium golden amber hue, with one finger of tightly foamy, loosely bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a nice limestone rockface pattern of lace around the glass as things slip away.

It smells of meaty citrus, earthy herbaceous, and wet pine needle hops, soft crackery caramel malt, and a mild twinge of metallic alcohol. The taste is rather bitter orange and tangerine, denuded of any fleshy fruitiness, still with a certain pithy meaty character, forest floor flora, crisp pale malt, a hint of grainy caramel, and a slight booze warming.

The carbonation is a bit tightly wound at first, but eases up a little at a time, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, with just a wee metallic hop astringency. It finishes on the dry side, the hops really running the show now - bitter and green, all.

A bit of a one-sided IPA, as the malt is so damned timid, and that meaty essence in the fruit kind of tires my palate sooner than otherwise expected. I'm not sure that I would want mor (sic), should that be in the offering.

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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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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600mL bottle from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau. Bottle design is all kinds of awesome, with a sort of ouroboros fighting a griffon motif (or as my wife put it, Slytherin fighting Gryffindor, which I think is way better).

Poured into my Duvel tulip. Clear light amber, good half inch of head that has good retention and some nice lace.

Nose is grapefruit pith, pine resin, orange peel and an assertive grain - reminds me a bit of rye.

Tasty IPA that is has a surprisingly mild malt backbone, but nice citrus and resin notes. The grapefruit is quite pronounced and lingers for a long finish. Resin and dried grain husk as well, with some cracker and caramel.

Mild bodied, soft but zippy carbonation. Dry, bitter finish.

I enjoyed this one, as it was an interesting lighter take on the IPA style that did have some 'morsure' to it.

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Photo of Krakpoff
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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