Double IPA V
À La Fût

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3.89 | pDev: 10.8%
À La Fût
Quebec, Canada
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Phyl21ca from Canada

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can: Poured a hazy dark orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits and citrusy floral hops with some vegetal notes which are really enticing. Taste is a nice mix of tropical fruit notes with some floral citrusy notes, residual sugar and almost no bitterness. Body is full with good carbonation. A little bit on the heavy side but nice hops presence with limited bitterness.

Dec 05, 2016
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TheDoctor from Canada

3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Serving: Can
Canned: Sep-6-2016 (Consumed Sep-25)

Pours a hazy gold with three fingers thick soapy beige head. slow drop with web-like lacing. (4.25)

Mineraly dirty rag smell. Stanky hard water, grassy, hollow and funky. (2.75)

Rich bright and sweet. Initial wave of grass clippings and orange juice that slowly moves over for earthy, spicy, faintly resinous, herbal hop bitterness. (3.5)

Pretty creamy, medium body, medium carbonation, pretty sappy finish. (4)

Interesting beer.
Neither great nor terrible. A little weird, though.
It looks very nice. The flavor is a nice mix of sweet and woodsy. There is a rich caramel malt backbone that keeps it all together, but also keeps the hops from completely asserting themselves (flavor-wise). It feels velvety and the alcohol is well-hidden, but damned if the smell is not completely off base with stale water being filtered through gravel. I don't know if this is a problem with packaging or ingredients or what. All I know is that this is the first of their canned hoppy offerings that I've had in which ONLY ONE part of it had this distracting, water-rung-out-of-an-old-dishcloth aroma. My going theory is that it is a storage problem with the hops they are using or a lack of dryhopping/aromatic hops at the right times(?) because I have only picked this flavor up in their canned and mainly hoppy beers. I have additionally tasted/smelled it in some other "up and coming" beers out of Quebec... Who knows?
I probably won't have it again which is strange because on the whole I thought it was good and it is easily the best of their hoppy beers I have had, but we'll see. These guys have potential but for the cost of the beer it makes it hard to keep giving them a shot. (3.25)

edit: So, like a moron, I bought two cans of this thinking that if it was good I'd send it to someone. After drinking the second can, I dropped my original score. It has the components to be a decent beer (even despite the terrible/lack of aroma) but everything is misplaced and kind of clashes unpleasantly. Still, I do think this is one of the most well-executed hoppy beers I've had from them.

Sep 26, 2016
Double IPA V from À La Fût
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 4 ratings