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


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
La SMaSH tire son nom de l’expression anglaise « single malt, single hop ». Elle est donc constituée d’un seul malt, le Golden Promises, et d’un seul houblon, le Citra. L’appellation IPA, qui propose normalement une bière ambrée ou rousse, nous offre ici une bière blonde scintillante à la mousse blanche. Son nez révèle des aromes de malts sucrés et mielleux, terrés derrière une forte présence herbacée aux accents d’agrumes. La bouche fait figure de vague rafraîchissante sur laquelle surfent des houblons croquants au goût unique de Citra, véritable oasis pour les gorges arides.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
In short: A refreshing fruity blonde IPA with a assertive bitterness
How: Draught at Mondial de la Bière 2011
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: The hoppy nose has a tropical fruits, some grass and some cat urine (I get that from Citra hops). Taste has a very nice crisp crackers-like pale malts body with a whole lot of refreshing tropical fruity and floral hops. Rather high bitterness level but it doesn’t detracts from the drinkability of the beer with most flavors being the of refreshing type. SMaSH stands for Single Malt and Single Hop, maybe they’ll get along and go out on a date together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (2302) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
Another great beer from an very exciting brewery. Loved this. Big hop start and great depth. Felt like the Flying Monkeys Smashbomb to me. Would love to get my hands on more to give it better feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
On tap. Cloudy copper with a big white head that leaves a good lace. Spruce, citrus and spice on the nose. Fresh citrus fruit and a touch of spice on the palate with a good bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
Sample at Mondial 2011.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with a small head.
Aroma : Sharp herbal hops with crisp bready malts. Nice floral notes.
Taste : Leafy and citrusy hops. A bit herbal too. Great malt. Finish has notes of passion fruits and crisp leafy hops. Very hoppy.
Overall : Very hoppy for such a low abv beer. Sharp bitterness but lots of malt to balance it. Quite resinous. Very well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4111) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap at le mondiale 2011. Reminds me very much of the dubai just a little dialed back. Good citrus hops and a good maltiness that doesnt take away from the wonderful hoppiness. Very dry bitter finish, a good ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tielord (60) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011
On tap at Spcecial event in Quebec City, June 4th 2011. Golden color with white head, grassy and resinous hop flavors with herbals hops aftertaste. A good IPA-style beer. Rating # 32

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Mondial de la Bière 2011 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de zestes de citron avec une pointe herbacée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de citron arrière goût. (Rating #3713)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
A blonde IPA with a thin white head. In aroma, a super fragrant floral hops, catnip, menthol, super american. In mouth, a super fragrant ale with biscuitty malt, very smooth, discreet catty hops, very nice. On tap at Mondial 2011, June 10, 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle: Poured a medium amber color ale with a nice foamy head with ok retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus is dominant and quite enjoyable with nice floral undertones. Taste is dominated by citrus notes with bitter finish offset by some floral notes. Dry caramel malt body is present though doesn’t interfere with the hops profile. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed and interesting to taste the Citra hops directly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2876) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
Tasting at the 18th Mondial de la bière, June 9, 2011. Blonde clear, small head. Aroma of dry hops, notes of grapefruit and herbs. Good grapefruit hoppy taste, not too sweet, good bitterness. Very blond for its style, but it is good!

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