La Ruine Papilles
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IPA - American
Ranked #6,608
Ranked #42,995
3.43 | pDev: 18.95%
À La Fût
Quebec, Canada
La Ruine PapillesLa Ruine Papilles
Notes: Les amateurs de houblons en quête d'amertume seront servis par la Ruine Papilles. Cette bière est de couleur ambrée et regorge de houblons américains. Empruntant le style India Pale Ale (IPA) des anglais, les nord-américains ont adaptés le style avec les variétés de houblons qui poussent sur leurs terres. Les IPAs américaines sont plus fortes en alcool, plus amères et plus aromatiques que leurs homologues anglaises. La Ruine Papilles offre des saveurs citronnées et de pamplemousse tout en se mariant bien aux malts caramélisés. Bien amère, ce style de bière n'est pas approprié pour une première expérience chez les microbrasseurs. Récalcitrante aux premiers abords, ceux qui aiment essayer de nouvelles saveurs se feront sans doute prendre au piège puisqu'il est de plus en plus connu et accepté de dire que le houblon est addictif.

60 IBU
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peensteen from Canada

3.87/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber reddish colour, one finger of off white head and quite a bit of lace on the glass. Smell is of earthy citrusy hops, bit of caramel and a fairly in your face malt bill here too, doesn't smell like your typical American IPA but certainly the calling card of a Quebec IPA. Taste is dry with bitter hops up front, citrus followed by a lightly sweet caramel malt, more hop flavour and bitterness with a drying finish, certaily feel above the 60 IBU listed. Light drying carbonation, medium mouthfeel, oily on the palate. This is certainly pretty solid and certainly what I think of when I think of IPA from Quebec, enjoyed this more than a Corne Du Diable I had recently.

Feb 06, 2013
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ZorPrime from Canada

4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is amber with a nice beige foamy head on top of it. The head disappear quickly. The aroma is too light for this supposedly "aggressive" beer. Some citrus. Needs to be more aggressive. The taste is more intense. Good. Caramel malts. Woody. The finish is bitter, dry and linger in the mouth for quite a long time. Nice. Medium body.

The aroma gets better when the beer warms up. More intense. It is delicious and well balanced. This is more like an English IPA than an American IPA. Too costly to buy more of it. I don't understand why it is so costly.

Oct 08, 2011
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liamt07 from Canada

2.51/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from ZorPrime, 341ml into a tulip. Bottled May 2011. Thanks Eric.

Pours a leathery red, not unlike the colour of the label itself. Opaque and unfiltered, with some lighter amber and darker brown shades; cream coloured head and leaves some spotty lace. Moderate retention. Nose has a intense malty and earthy qualities, strong herbal and grassy notes. Weird, and not something I'd initially associate with an American Style IPA, feels more like something in Keller or Altbier territory. Will the taste redeem? Unfortunately not, with similar qualities and a big bitterness initially. Some underripe grapefruit, prevalent earthiness, dirt, grassy/herbal notes. Bitterness is sharp and quite harsh and doesn't do anything to complement the flavours presented by any means. Medium-thin body and a medium-high carbonation. Undesirable, off-style and not something I'd look for again unfortunately.

Jun 16, 2011
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Digimaika2 from Canada

3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light hazelnut brown colour with a great one-finger creamy head. Head dissipates to a thin bubbly blanket. Great lacing down the glass.

S: Pine and floral hops with a syrupy honey-sweet malt backbone. Faint grapefruit and orange notes.

T: Similar to smell with pine/floral hops and sweet malts. Spicey notes kick in after with pepper and cloves. Pepper's making me sneeze! Finishes with quite a bitterness.

M: Slightly oily mouthfeel with about average carbonation.

D: Overall pretty good IPA that I would buy again and drink. A bit more on the malty side, but I like it. However, I don't think I could drink alot of this considering the bitterness.

Jun 04, 2011
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Matt1516 from Canada

3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's hard to find a true American IPA brewed in the province, but this is heading in the right direction.

A lot of frothy head (medium to strong carbonation) with very good retention and fantastic lacing throughout.

Hops and floral notes prevail in the smelling of it. Taste is bitter and mildly sour. Quite hoppy-heavy, citrus (especially grapefruit) and pine. A little tobacco creeps in and the finish is crisp and dry, almost puckering.

The ABV is subtle and it's quite drinkable.

I wish the hops were a little better balanced and there was a bit more sweetness to it--but the effort is laudable and perhaps others will follow.

Jun 01, 2011
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flipper2gv from Canada

1.74/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A: Amber color, fully translucent. Head is off white and is creamy, medium volume. Retention is pretty good and lacing is good.

S: There is much less hops than expected. Little grapefruit, orange juice and pine in this. Solid malt based, caramel and brown sugar mostly.

T: Straight up not good at all. Way too bitter and it doesn't even have much aromatic hops. Malt base is there with caramel and again brown sugar. Super chalky feel, which I really really hate.

M: Medium to light body with medium to strong carbonation.

O: Just stay away from this one, big chalk notes, not much of an hoppy taste, just bitter. Can't believe these guys tasted the beer and were like: "That's a pretty good batch!". Just stay away.

May 21, 2011
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Phyl21ca from Canada

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of earthy hops with clear dry bitter notes. Taste is also a nice mix between some earthy hops with nice dry caramel malt base. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed though hardly standing out from the pack.

Apr 29, 2011
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Otterburn from Canada

3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

At the pub during the festival..

amber colaration with a good 2 fingers of white foam for the head, wich laces all the way down.
carbonation is medium, clear apparence

smell hop, maybee some herbs

taste is defined by the hop and some other flavors wich I dont remmeber.. Herbs of some kinds, spices..i dont know, quite a strong taste

mouthfeel is a bit oily,sticky, medium carbonation.

drinkability is alright, maybee better paired with food than just sipped during the night and listening to the live band..

the taste is strong and different from the bitterness caracterised but citrus grapefruit..
here its more like hop mix with pines herbs..
a bit odd but ok

Sep 13, 2010
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Glory from Canada

3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought this Growler for the first time this weekend for an Easter party with friends, Every body drinks wine and I'm always the pain in the a$$ of the group who brings beer,Who cares about beer when you have bottles of Chevalier and Puligny Montrachet to drink right....but anyways I'm still trying to make a point that beer has all the same gastronomique potential as wine does...but with the Ruine-Papilles I kind of blew it!!
As I mentioned befor, served from a Growler (since there was a few of us) and to different shapes of Goblet/Tulip/Wine glasses
The Appearance is godd for an IPA, I was kinda expecting that redish-gold color.
Not much carbonation or head retention, in foam at all (maybe the glasses, but still)
The smell is where this beer is at its best..a very nice smell full of Grapefruit, litchis, Roses and a touch of honey. Great nose!!
But then as we take a sip after beeing well excited from the smell, thats were the party crashes, All you get on the palat is Bitterness, Bitterness and very long lasting Bitterness. You might think that with a little carbonation, it would refresh and balance the whole thing but there is no carbonation!
The Beer is called Ruine Papille, so I'm guessing thats the way people at À La Fût wanted it to be..but was way to much..You can't do anything with this beer, you can't eat, you don't really want to have another sip..its just way to much!
But then again if it's the way its supposed to be..thats fine with me..i just won't re-buy it

Cheers Lads

Apr 09, 2010
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Yoonisaykul from Canada

3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My 2nd growler ever. I wanted to pick this up a few days ago but another client snagged it right in front of me. The name translates to ''Tastebud ruiner'' I considered this a delicious challenge.

A- Head from the first glass surprised me with its pristine whiteness. Later servings had a more typical yellowish IPA head. The generous head stays until the end. Some servings as a thick layer and others as a goopy mound. Tons of fuzzy looking lacing.Liquid is a pretty coca-cola amber.

S- Alcohol dominates with pine, and barely noticeable bubblegum.

T- Mostly bitter and piney. Definitely not balanced. I found the bubblegum here before detecting it in the smell. Pretty clean overall. Not much going on here. Maybe it's just succeeding as a ''Ruine-Papilles'' but I think it's just lacking taste.

M- Moderately thin. Not dry. Medium carbonation.

D- Not really craving inducing but I did just drink more than half a growler. Not feeling the effect of the alcohol either.

Will not buy again. I thought it would be better. I think it is a good product that just doesn't quite suit my taste.

Mar 31, 2010
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