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Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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White IPA


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014
2014-08-14, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Cloudy deep blond color with compact head. More accent on the hops than on the "white" part, mellow, fruity, stone fruits, with moderate sweetness. Well balanced, fresh and enjoyable.
Excellent.

2014-07-23, bottle, courtesy of Josh, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Cloudy deep blond color with small compact head. Harmonious aroma, of hops and malt, quite delicate, with a hint of tropical fruits. Smooth flavor; it has a mild spicy character, strong hopping, with a good combination of lemon peel, orange and some tropical fruit too. Light sweetness in the end.
Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Hazy blonde, slightly catty aroma, maybe orchard fruit hops, a touch of yeasty esters. Has a fresh fruity character, the usual dry, assertive "pale hoppy" that TdD does so well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
A hazed golden ipa with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, a nice grassy caramel malt with fruity esters, citrusy hops with lemon notes, very Belgian and nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with lemon notes, catty hops, light cloves in finale. On tap at Oktoberfest des Québecois 2013.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
A good IPA hiding behind the wheat, spice and malt. A white IPA, good drinkability. Glad I picked this up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Pale golden pour with a thick white head. Cloudy and very attractive. The nose is quite lovely - a bit of tropical fruit, mango, kiwi and some light fruit as well a moderately warming feeling. A touch of pepper and some nice soft hoppiness. It has a nice freshness that is quite appealing. Soft and bright and tropical. Lovely beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Pineapple groves and flower petals thrive within this White IPA’s summery profile, while coniferous hop bitterness slowly takes hold of the slender and bubbly palate.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A gorgeous cumulus of foam covers the initially misty gold. Nice flocculation here, as the last glass is full of yeast while the first was nearly clear.
-Effervescence and relative dryness make this beer instantly festive.
-Drinkability is through the roof for a 6.5% brew.
-Some green pears appear here and there.
-The coniferous bitterness is lengthy yet balanced with the fruity perfume.

Bottles and on tap at the brewpub.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
650mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden blonde with a small white head. Nose brings out floral hops, light Belgian yeast and crackery malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with a nice dry palate, including dry crackery malt, a touch of Belgian yeast and floral hops. Very well-balanced, dry and drinkable. Decent stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle, shared with phantomhennes, heavyleavy, and TvM at game night. Very hazy light orange-gold, lively lacy white head. Lovely bright citrus and tropical fruit hop profile, light sweet caramel malts, firm bitter finish. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6263) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
[Draught at Mondial 2014, Montreal] Pours gold with a spare frothy white head. Aroma: Smells great, lots of hops backed by yeast and wheat. Lovely hoppy flavour, citrusy, tropical fruity and yeasty. Nice bitter finish. Medium+ bodied. Damn good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle released last week. Cloudy pale gold, spectacular rocky white head - abundant wheat and hops will do that to you. Tree and exotic fruits capture your attention from the start line, building up a juicy flavour profile with tuoches of earth occasionally sneaking in. At this hop level, the wheat is almost irrelevant, albeit it may very well be emphasizing the drinkability to another level. Very clean fermentation. Hard to decipher any esters amidst the potent aromatic hops, but there certainly is a lot of fruity flavours with a one way ticket to your brain. The bitterness climbs sip after sip; I had an initial feeling that it was actually kept in check, but it is definitely quite bitter in the end, just that there are plenty of aromas to match, so it does not feel one-dimensional nor a useless slap in the face. While it may not be mind-bending like the very top offerings from TDD, it is another extremely high quality beverage here, and the high drinkability make it all see so easy. Neat clean palate, cleasing engaging carbonation, relatively lean while feeling complete. Great job.


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