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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: 35   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La SMaSH tire son nom de lexpression anglaise single malt, single hop . Elle est donc constitue dun seul malt, le Golden Promises, et dun seul houblon, le Citra. Lappellation IPA, qui propose normalement une bire ambre ou rousse, nous offre ici une bire blonde scintillante la mousse blanche. Son nez rvle des aromes de malts sucrs et mielleux, terrs derrire une forte prsence herbace aux accents dagrumes. La bouche fait figure de vague rafrachissante sur laquelle surfent des houblons croquants au got unique de Citra, vritable oasis pour les gorges arides.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7274) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3923) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2016
Glass, 5-ounce, draught, Le trou du diable tap take-over, at Lautre il, savoured on May 21 2016; eye: yellowish, hazy, ring of off-white head, slight lacing; nose: hops, citrusy, pine, refreshing, citrus fruits; mouth: hops, citrusy, pine, refreshing, citrus fruits, light astringency, dry finale in citrus fruits with presence of pine, medium body, rather carbonated, more bitter than expected, lightly harsh texture; overall: quite fine FRANAIS Verre, 5 onces, en ft, Le Trou du diable prend le contrle des pompes, bue Lautre il, savoure le 21 mai 2016; il : jauntre, voile, anneau de mousse blanc cass, trs lgre dentelle; nez : houblon, citrique, pin, rafrachissant, agrumes; bouche : houblon, citrique, pin, rafrachissant, agrumes, lgre astringence, finale sche en agrumes avec prsence de pin, corps moyen, plutt carbonate, plus amre que prvue, texture lgrement rpeuse; en rsum : bien bon

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1830) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
En ft au Balthazar Dix30. Couleur jaune trouble, mousse blanche laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre. Arme dagrumes, houblon fruit. Got dagrumes, malt, amertume moyenne, houblon fruit. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (1481) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
En ft au Brouepub. Robe orang trs trouble surmont dun mince col de mousse. Armes de houblon Citra bien sucr et fruit, grains malt et pain frais. En bouche, dominance du houblon. Orange, litchi, mangue, pche. Notes de pain frais et malt, lgrement amre. Texture paisse et corps soutenue. Cest frais et goteux. La meilleure de la srie dans mon cas.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6471) - 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!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (8150) - 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.

4.2
   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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pootzboy (1695) - 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 Ive 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9929) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (8358) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiereLuc (1275) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Blonde mousseuse fire allure. Au nez, cest du citra plein la tronche; janticipe dj les saveurs fruites qui me dfoncent le palais. Une fois en bouche, par contre, je retrouve un profil beaucoup plus amer quanticip. Lexercice est russi en ce sens que a gote le houblon citra mais pratiquement juste le citra. Jaurais aim quelque chose de plus floral et plus subtile... mais a cest mon avis et a nassombrit qu peine mon apprciation de cette belle IPA.


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