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Brewed by À La Fût
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
St-Tite, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Draught, Bateau de Nuit. Reddish-amber with a thin, bubbly head. Lots of chewiness on the nose. Very rich with too much crystal malt and the hops seem a bit old.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
A lightly hazed dark copper amber IPA with a thin creamy off white head. In aroma, a very pungeant and smooth IPA, citrussy hops, nice and floral. In mouth, a crisp malt with good c-hops, grapefruits, pungeant and smooth. Medium bodied. On tap at Brouhaha Nov. 23 2009.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (10782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
Fresh can from Peluso. Mild hop aroma. Too bitter as these IPAs tend to go, and not cheaply at that. Lasting head on golden, some lace lines.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
Tap at Saint Bock. Amber pour with a tight white head. The aroma is awesome. Lots of juicy fruit and tropical mango character. A little bit of fairly bright hoppiness. Grapefruit and orange in addition to some very heavy hoppiness. Bitter and resinous on the finish with a lot of bright fruity character up front. A pretty damn nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9063) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (9023) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle, not sure of the age, but I’m guessing not too fresh. Nice orange body, thick off white head. Very malty profile, which I generally enjoy, but the hops just aren’t here at all-- a bit of plastic phenols, but tats it really. Bitter finish, but not assertively so. Disappointing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (7361) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
pours a clear copper, orange tint, with a decent white head. cereals, some caramel malts. grapefruit aroma and taste - medium hopping, medium to long finish. light body, strong carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7115) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7058) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle 341 ml
Aroma: fresh, crisp , sharp hop aroma , aromatic floral , sap and candy sugar. 7+
Appearance: hazed almost murky dark amber with medium creamy , beige top. Ring of lace. 4-
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: full bodied. Bitter , raw leafy hop feel. Very potent bold in character , even to the point of being harsh. One my cup of IPA to one dimensional.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Certainly a lot better than the so called pale ale I just had from these guys. An English streaky forward ipa. Pours orangish with some head and lacing great malt profile here with crisp barley notes. Hops are bitter with light more of citrus but not super fresh or poignant. Finishes bitter and lightly salty. Bottle.


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