Dubai Pillee
Le Trou Du Diable

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Le Trou Du Diable
Quebec, Canada
IPA - Imperial
3.88 | pDev: 8.76%
Apr 01, 2018
Feb 20, 2011
Very Good
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Ratings by BeerQuebec:
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3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BeerQuebec from Canada (QC)

Apr 12, 2015
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3.74 by Yoann from France on Apr 01, 2018
4.08 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB) on Feb 18, 2018
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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

600ml bottle (again, what's the deal with that?), with what appears to be my first alien invasion motif brew. And only a French brewery would depict the camel on the label smoking a cigarette.

This beer pours a hazy, medium apricot amber colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some splendid layered and patchy webbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, a lesser biscuity toffee sweetness, some dank pine resin, muddled domestic citrus rind, and more leafy, weedy, and gassed-up floral hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, buttery toffee, some orange and white grapefruit citrus pith, something woody that is not entirely unlike cedar, and more hefty weedy, herbal, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly restrained in its lackadaisical frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, as that undercurrent of alcohol starts burbling to the surface. It finishes off-dry, the malt and frooty hops the order of the lingering moment.

Overall - this is a pleasant enough version of the elevated style, with the 18-proof booze quotient keeping to the shadows, for the most part. I presume the whole Dubai thing is a metaphor, but not for anything I can ascertain via admittedly cursory searches. Bah, no matter - I've got another glass to enjoy of this potent elixir.

Feb 05, 2018
4.96 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Jun 29, 2017
4.25 by Jotora from Canada (ON) on Mar 25, 2017
4.16 by mademers from Canada (QC) on Mar 07, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Abbott from Canada (QC)

extra 0.25 pour le jeu de mots :)
Too boozy in my opinion.

Mar 05, 2017
4.18 by Brewxer from Canada (ON) on Feb 25, 2017
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3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Jan-17-2017 (Consumed Feb 14)

Clear amber with big, puffy off-white head. Slow settle with lots of ringed lacing. The aroma and flavor are both malt- and booze-heavy with doughy caramelized malt sweetness and sweet rummy liquor coming through as well. The hops are fairly herbal and between them and the sickly sweet malt and caramel booze they come through with a kind of nutri-sweet/berry fruitiness and some lemon life-saver liqueur. It is not as unthinkable as I first thought. In all, though, this seems like a diet barleywine or something to me.
It is a mess flavor-wise and most of this is due to tons of malt and sugary alcohol with strangely similar (overly complimentary/underly assertive hops). I was ready to drainpour it after my first sip but as it warmed a little and filled me with its syrupy basil-grass-molasses-liquor I was able to drink it and not shudder; I didn't savor it, though.

Feb 15, 2017
3.71 by JOhn_Molson from Canada (QC) on Jan 27, 2017
3.83 by SebLego_MTL from Canada (QC) on Oct 22, 2016
4.21 by JustBrewin from Canada (QC) on Jul 15, 2016
3.89 by safaricook from Netherlands on Jun 06, 2016
4.08 by Supergenou from Canada (QC) on Apr 24, 2016
4.13 by Samallison from Canada (QC) on Apr 21, 2016
3.41 by kristinc from Canada (BC) on Apr 18, 2016
4 by Mack from Canada (QC) on Mar 28, 2016
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

Bottled on February 22, drank on the 4th of march!

See through golden, almost amber, in color with a huge foamy white head and lots of carbonation. Smell of fresh hops, there's aromas of grapefruits, pineapple, oranges, lemons. In the mouth it's not as hoppy as expected. You start by tasting the hops but not that much then you mostly taste the malts that have a good sweetness with bread notes. It has a nice long finish where you mostly taste the bread notes and get the bitterness. Nice carbonation in the mouth and a small alcohol burn in the throat.

Mar 05, 2016
3.81 by SStein from Colorado on Oct 18, 2015
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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by michaellabreche from Canada (QC)

really good fruity and hoppy nose. fresh with hops and tropical fruits (mango). a bit boozy.

Jul 28, 2015
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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Has a nice color and a huge creamy head. Very nice hop profile, fresh with some tropical fruit. The only big problem with this beer is the overwhelming alcohol.

Jul 27, 2015
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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Bugs318 from Canada (QC)

Great citrus nose of rich complexity, though taste lacks the same character and has a slight metallic quality. Body a touch thin and a bit boozy for abv, but solid.

Jun 13, 2015
3.65 by DaPan from Canada (ON) on May 29, 2015
3.84 by valianes from Canada (ON) on May 27, 2015
3.47 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on May 23, 2015
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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Booziness was a bit strong but overall a good, well put together DIPA.

May 12, 2015
3.66 by CurtisD from Canada (NB) on Apr 29, 2015
4.19 by BrunoPettipas from Canada (QC) on Apr 24, 2015
4.21 by Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB) on Mar 10, 2015
4.06 by TimWakimika from Canada (QC) on Mar 01, 2015
3.64 by talbotjf99 from Canada (QC) on Feb 28, 2015
3.96 by Ultrarunner100 from Canada (ON) on Feb 27, 2015
3.71 by mathieup from Canada (QC) on Feb 24, 2015
3.75 by groleau from Canada (QC) on Feb 22, 2015
3.32 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC) on Feb 14, 2015
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3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by MatChar from Canada (QC)

Smells and tastes like weak dry-hop. the alcohol is very present in mouth. Gets slightly more interesting as it warms down since fruity malts reveal themselves, but still lacks complex hops aromas for a DIPA.

Feb 03, 2015
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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

Bottled January 15 2015, enjoyed January 30.

A nice looking beer. Pours a hazy golden with a decent 2 finger head. The smell is subdued for an IIPA. There is a good citrus profile to to nose. The taste is a bit sweet, but again subdued for an IIPA. The hops are really quite muted and tame. Mouth feel is good, a little slick and the carbonation is medium.

A good beer, but not a great IIPA.

Jan 30, 2015
4 by kwjd from Canada (ON) on Sep 09, 2014
4 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Sep 08, 2014
Dubai Pillee from Le Trou Du Diable
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 60 ratings