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Brewed by À La Fût
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
St-Tite, Canada
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (294) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
Well balanced beer with very pleasant malt taste and a decent amount of bitterness. They may have toned the bitterness down judging from earlier reviews because it is not one of the more bitter IPA’s I have tried and the name did make me expect something stonger. Nevertheless, a very nice IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (806) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
A: Malt caramel Hops floral, perfume App:Color golden Liquid clear Head rocky T:Initial heavy bitterness Finish heavy bitterness Finish Duration long P:Body medium Carbonation lively Finish bitter, long O:not that balanced nice parfumy nose

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (2876) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
light hops, more grassy, and hay than anyuthing else. faint cooked vegetables, and some light malts. Flavor was watery and uninspiring. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2010
On tap. Dark, bronze pour with white head. Resinous piney aroma with sticky caramel notes. Pretty tasty, quite bitter lots of resinous hops with a bit of residual sweetness, earthy finish. Good IPA taste and bitterness but it is a bit messy. Good creamy palate, finishes dry.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MJGG (924) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
Verre de 12 oz, au Brouhaha. Arômes de houblon épicé et fruité (on croit reconnaître du Willamette). Robe rousse assez foncée et limpide, légère mousse beige et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, le malt est relativement rond et montre un beau côté caramélisé et fruité (du Frontenac ?). Le houblon, épicé et fruité (agrumes, pamplemousse) est relativement aromatique, mais donne vraiment une impression de "pellets". Finale très amère. Pas mauvais, mais pas particulièrement équilibré.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2010
In short: A nourishing citrusy and resinous IPA. Good beer.
How: Tap at Montreal Mondial de la Bière 2010
The look: Cloudy dark orange topped by a persistent small beige head
In long: Nose citrusy hops with oranges and pine-needles. A nice malt backbone with tasty rich caramel well balanced by resinous and citrusy hops with a bit of pine needles. Also an orange peels and dry wood sensation. The bitterness is in the medium range. This is a very competent IPA. Its rich caramelized malt backbone makes it more nourishing than refreshing. I was hoping for a more assertive bitterness from a beer called “Palette Destroyer”. And I also expected a lot more dirty S&M action from the move Slave Of Love Forever, a romantic comedy!?!?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strowlands8 (175) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2010
Pours deep amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is a mix of citrusy and floral hops. The taste is similar; however a good amount of the malts levels out the taste with some sweetness added to the bitterness of the hops. A very well balanced beer, glad I tried this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2010
Draught at Vices & Versa. Pours a cloudy copper-amber with an average size diminishing creamy off-white head. Lovely hoppy aroma, lots of floral and citrus hops. Flavour’s quite hoppy and fruity -- lovely and oh so easy to drink! Average to medium bodied. A fantastic IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
Draught - at Vices et Versa April 23, 2010. Very cloudy reddish amber with a straw-coloured creamy head. Aroma of juicy malt with a LOT of pungent dry floral bitterness; some alcohol (simple, but appealing). The taste - a huge hit of floral bitterness, like marigolds in full bloom - dry and spicy, with noticeable alcohol - as it warms it gets even more bitter, with grapefruit skin notes coming in. Average body, solid carbonation - not stinging, quite drying on the palate with all that floral/grapefruit bitterness, the linger is quite long on this one. Very good, if one-dimensional beer - I would buy a pint of this any day of the week.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Crunchy cereals succeed in nearly balancing out this India Pale Ale’s assertive leafy, citrusy and resinous hoppiness, creating a flavorful and quenching example of the style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the clear dark golden.
-The aroma is quite pleasant (floral, citrusy), but could be more expressive to announce the hoppiness to come (and to be as alluring as top-tier IPAs of this continent).
-The hop bitterness is gripping, but it is not overwhelming. Apparently the first batch was too intense so they toned it down somewhat. The pint I had was not aggressive at all, so great move on their part, imho.
-The Frontenac malt character is almost drowned out by the loud hops, but its fruity idiosyncracies still appear here and there. Personally, I would have preferred a softer malt to let the hops express themselves.

On tap at Brouhaha.


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