- My Rating: [B+], I gave it a (3.9 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
The Four Surfers f the Apocalypso (aka Apocalypso) – Le Trou du Diable, 6.5% ABV, 600ml., (Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada)
on the back label:
“Apocalypso is a veiled beer that perfectly combines the elegance of Belgian whites with the complex, hoppy character of American IPAs. Topped with a generous head, it features aromas of resin, candy, litchi, and pear. Its smooth palate is like a long lasting wave of piny bitterness just asking to be ridden.
Ingredients: water, malted wheat, malted barley, hops, yeast.
- Style: (wheat) White IPA
- Taste: Litchi fruity grainy smooth balanced subtle lengthy bitter
- Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
- How much: $8.70 (after 10% off) – 600ml., November 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: 50/50
Visual: (Their own bottle for their brewery, raised lettering and devil on the bottom, odd size 600ml). (Cellared for 2 years). Pours mildly hazy pale orange with lots of suspended sediment, a small 1cm slowly dissipating head, a thin layer of frothy retention, tight dense clusters of steady streams.
Nose: bright litchi, slight resiny wheat malt (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: thicker-creamy crisp, bright grainy impression
Mid-palate: stealth soft bitter hops, (lvl-3-sweetness), grainy-prickly palate, litchi wheat malt, mild pear, bittersweet barley malt
Finish: lingering soft lengthy bitter hopped
Summary: Quite an interesting litchi-pear wheat malt IPA – Big engaging brightness mixed with a persistent yet nuanced hopped bitterness. My kind of an extremely drinkable IPA