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: 33   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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.

Radek Kliber's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), - MAY 8, 2013
Tap at Volo
Aroma frontal straight citra hop profile. Slight musky pungent character noted. Still quiet refreshing.7+
Appearance hazed golden look with amber hue. Large fine creamy top. Nice lase. Solid looking ale.
Flavor and Palate : thinner bodied. Some caramel, musky a bit soft for IPA. Slight chalkiness, tad astringent with hinted diacetyl (or is this byproduct of Citra?). Bitter side ends with alcohol. Dry hop profile grew as you drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (1039) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
En fût au Brouepub. Robe orangé très trouble surmonté d’un mince col de mousse. Arômes de houblon Citra bien sucré et fruité, grains malté et pain frais. En bouche, dominance du houblon. Orange, litchi, mangue, pêche. Notes de pain frais et malt, légèrement amère. Texture épaisse et corps soutenue. C’est frais et goûteux. La meilleure de la série dans mon cas.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
May 26, 2015 - at Volo as "SMaSH Citra" ... Hazy light yellow, quite bright, minimal frothy white head. Pungent catty citrus aroma - amazing. Taste follows, but I got alcohol and fresh light cereal grain - mostly just catty - lovely. Average body, astringent and acidic with solid carbonation and a very long coating pithy/catty pungent finish - yowww!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7870) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
11/19/14. On tap at The Craft Bar, Destin. Hazed golden pour with a huge fluffy off-white head, coated with lacing. Floral aroma, honey, fruity, earthy - not the Citra pop I was expecting. Sweet flavor, grainy, fruity, perfumey. Disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Tap in a tulip at wvrst, the citrus comes out really nice and it was very tasty lots of citrus and zesty really nice offering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
On tap @ Milos’ - taps a hazed bright gold with a sticky. rich white cap that lasts the drink. Aroma is gorgeous - big citrus rush with a bready sweet undertone and light fruitiness. Rich silky mouth feel, bight citrusy sharp character. Flavour has the big citra rush at the front but the bready sweet maltiness balances mid palate - clean bright finish with a hop kiss in the finish. Probably one of the best IPAs I’ve sampled. It takes skill to brew with citras to get what I tasted here, but the star of this brew is the singular use of golden promise malt - its depth of flavor makes it the ideal malt for new world IPAs - artfully crafted brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Pouring at The Festival in Portland with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft musk and citrus. Gentle musk with more citrus. Nice musk and citrus hops on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7236) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours cloudy orange with good head and lacing. Some citrus and malt in aroma. Average carbonation and slightly fizzy texture. Finishes bitter with residual sourness. Tap at barhop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Blonde mousseuse à fière allure. Au nez, c’est du citra plein la tronche; j’anticipe déjà les saveurs fruitées qui me défoncent le palais. Une fois en bouche, par contre, je retrouve un profil beaucoup plus amer qu’anticipé. L’exercice est réussi en ce sens que ça goûte le houblon citra – mais pratiquement juste le citra. J’aurais aimé quelque chose de plus floral et plus subtile... mais ça c’est mon avis et ça n’assombrit qu’à peine mon appréciation de cette belle IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Tap at Wvrst. Very pale yellow-straw colour with a thick white head. Very green grassy aroma - fresh, juicy and citrusy. A sort of green/resiny aroma that I actually like. Very fresh and hoppy with a nice bright peppery character. Catty and pungent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10896) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
a hero and support of the citra hop, giving it an able defence of taste and malt backbone. Yet the cat p element arrives in the room warmed finish. On tap at WVRT tap takeover (served too cold initially). Light grapefruit coloured body and lacy.

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