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


on tap

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Au commencement, tout nous semble paisible : se présente à nous une rousse au col blanc tenace, à l’apparence plutôt commune. Mais déjà, à l’approche du nez nous vient le pressentiment que la chute sera violente. En bouche, on se laisse d’abord berner par un léger sucre caramélisé rapidement envahi par une contre-attaque vive et rapide de houblon. Une amertume verte et intense nous envahit de toute part tandis que le petit goût de sucre caramélisé soutient un équilibre avec une délicieuse finale prenant l’allure de noisettes.

RogertheKid's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, - JUN 21, 2013
Not a bad IPA, just missing a bit of something, Way better on tap. Bitterness is not overpowering, but again not much either. A beer that can be enjoyed any time, but do try it on tap if you can

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (4951) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle 60cl, a clear copper beer with huge head. Nose is intense on exotic fruit, peach, hop resin, luppuline, fresh hops, very powerful. Aroma is on sweet caramel, lot of hop resin, pine, earthy, ripped fruits, very robust and complex ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8796) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2015
Good, off-white head, leaving lace over dull-copperish orange beer. Aromatic hops’ nose, mainly rosewater; preserved orangepeel on syrup; gradually shifting to dry hopbales. Bitter, dry-hoppy (dried hops, too), again orange, but more dried peel than syrup. Some caramel, but without becoming sweet. Touch of meaty esters, toasted wholemeal bread. Feels better carbonated than it looks. Medium bodied at least, quite slick to oily. Nice - yes, what? Can’t find much "strong" about 6.5%ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_r (73) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2015 Une robe orangée, un nez de caramel ouvert sur du fruits exotiques et du résineux. En bouche il y a un bel équilibre entre le malt et les houblons résineux et fruités, le tout s’étirant dans un final avec une belle amertume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkska101 (1363) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle from local iga grocery batch from July A: piny, light caramel, citrusy, peaches app: hazy golden small white head some lacing. T/p: med body with moderate long bitter finish. Moderate carbonation. O: a balanced American ipa per today standard. I will to try to fetch a fresher version for the sake of comparison. Aroma are a bit shy for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2716) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier. En östkust-IPA som är en logisk storebror till bryggeriets APA Mactavish. Riktigt fina citrussmaker med citronzest i både doft, smak och eftersmak som är riktigt fin. bra kropp, torr och lite kalkig men mjuk och len ändå, måttlig beska. Ren, snygg, välbalanserad och riktigt god.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (2274) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, malt, tropisk frukt, citrus, grapefrukt, granskott, örter. Torr, frisk och fruktig, lagom sötma, välbalanserad, fin beska med smak av citrusskal och toner av granskott och tallkåda.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Msolapenna (3) - quebec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015 does not count
Excellent beer! Balanced and bitter. The taste increases as you drink. It deserves a special place among my favorites! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1826) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Dirty orange with small to medium head. The beer doesnt have an intensive aroma. Still I can sense typical mango, pomelo zest fruity notes with some white grapes, sponge cake and sugar. Taste is quite dry with a medium strong bitterness. Doesn’t last a lot. Finish is a bit earthy like citrus seeds and some little zest. Overall doesn’t bite but it is refreshing and pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (246) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
Dorée/orangée, voilée, avec un col de mousse blanche. Nez de houblon, d’agrume et résineux. Goût houblonné principalement herbacé, de zeste de pamplemousse et légèrement caramélisé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3161) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle smuggled back from The Republic of Quebec, shared with Todd. Fairly clear light yellow with a decent head. Bready lightly sweet maltiness with some earthy pine and citrus. Nice dry maltiness but could really use some more hopping imho.

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