Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
IPA Américaine

L’Interdite nous rappelle les barils de bières jetées aux égouts durant la prohibition aux États-Unis. Lorsque le brassage y redémarra, les houblons très amers dominèrent rapidement le marché. Nous brassons L’Interdite en souvenir de cette époque. Houblonnée pendant 90 minutes, cette bière est savoureuse et… très amère! Aux notes florales et herbacées s’ajoutent des flaveurs complexes d’agrumes et un goût légèrement malté.

L’Interdite, an American-style India Pale Ale (IPA), harkens back to 1919 when the prohibition laws forbidding the manufacture and selling of alcohol were enacted in the USA. L’Interdite invokes a time when beer barrels were dumped into the sewers during the American Prohibition era. When brewing was again permitted, powerful bittering hops rapidly dominated the market. We brew L’Interdite in homage to these times. Hopped for 90 minutes, this beer is flavorful and…very bitter! Floral and herbaceous notes are complemented by complex citrus flavours and a subtle malty taste.

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Beerhunter111 (22513) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Citrus, Blumen. Geschmack sehr malzig, fruchtig herb, leicht nach Kräutern.

Benzai (16690) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle @ home. Hazy orange color, full sized creamy off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is quite sweetish, lightly alcoholic and it reminds me more of a mix between a barley wine and a quadrupel. Weird. Taste is malts, lightly floral, again sweetish flavours but very bitter in the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. A bit disappointing to be honest.

Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
A reddish copper ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a superb citrus pulp and pinhey hops, flowers, just superb and classic. In mouth, a smooth caramel malt with load of floral hops, a bit simple but good, light grapefruits, a bit unbalanced but good. On tap at Brouhaha, June 17 2011.

Sammy (12769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
On tap at Mondiale 2012. West Coast IPA, good aromas, tangerine taste. Carbonation is right there, and rated 1000 IBU, this is a palate shready. Lacey, medium mouthfeel, good drinkability.

77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
341 ml. bottle sampled @ Delirium Cave. Pours a dark toffee amber with a creamy, solid off-white head. Nose is grapefruit, pine, mandarin, fruity, USA style hops, touch sweeter than usual. Taste is toffee, sweetish herbs, malty sweet, candy sugar, caramel with bitter grass & hebrs, long bitter floral & grass finish. Not the best, not entirely there but very enjoyable IPA never the less. Thicker candy sugar body.

jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2011
2011-09-11. Dark amber body with a nice off-white head and great lace. 3+ Moderate hoppy bitterness throughout, modest green leafy notes and mild citrus character below. Lingering bitterness is very lightly astringent. Aroma is similarly hoppy, leafy green hops has a mild earthy touch to it and mild resin. 6+ Average plus palate. Pretty decent. On tap at Brasseurs du Temp, Gatineau

sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2013
Bouteille 341ml, embouteillée 02/2013. Bière ambrée au col épais crémeux et tenace de couleur beige. Arôme prend ce bouquet herbacé feuillu assez agréable avec une petite pointe épicée qui se retrouve plus présente dans la mousse. Cela ajoute un côté me rappelant le boisé du cèdre. Palais est houblonné sur de belles notes d’agrumes; pamplemousse et une impression de feuille de citronnier. Le malt se note plus en fin de bouche mais qui sait faire la part belle aux houblons. Ces derniers offrent ci et là des zestes citronnés-agrumes qui rappelle mandarine et pamplemousse de part le côté aigre-doux qui reste subtile.

MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2011
My Bottom Line:
This very bitter India Pale Ale is bulky and caramelly, focusing on its unforgiving resinous finish more than its potentially engaging hop flavors.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy amber.
-The aroma was too dull for a style which is supposed to showcase bright, explosive hops.
-I see the link with DFH, but this is simply not the kind of IPA that will stand out around here. There are plenty of sweet interpretations of the style, imho.
-Hop flavors were linear; coniferous and resinous.
-Drinkability was quite low even though this is 6%.

On tap at the Mondial.

mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
[4414-20120504] 341mL bottle. Lightly yeasty aroma has a strange pear grass background. Clear, orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Burnt petrol-soaked leaves flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (6/4/6/3/14) 3.3
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JoeMcPhee (9553) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Deep amber pour with a thick tan head. The nose is a bit malty with some toasted malt and a bit of soft hoppiness and some nice fruitiness. It’s got a moderate bitterness and is more earthy and slightly dank iced tea hoppiness. Decent - but the pale ale is superior.

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