- Inspiration: SMaSH
- Alcohol by Volume: 6.5% alc./vol.
SMaSH IPA is named for the expression ‘single malt, single hop’ since it is made from a single malt, the Golden Promises, and a single hop, the Citra. Typically, India pale ales are amber or red, but the distinctive SMaSH is a sparkling blonde beer topped with white foam. The aroma of honey and sweet malt is followed by strong, herbaceous citrus notes. The palate is a refreshing burst of aromatic hops, with the unique taste of Citra, making it an excellent thirst quencher.
After conducting numerous scientific studies, Trou du diable researchers have discovered that, if a monoculture were to cause all but Citra hops to disappear, it would not be so bad. This beer is intended for survivalists and purists as well as those who appreciate full-bodied hops and aromatic malts.
2011 Mondial de la Bière de Montréal (Canada) Public Gold Medal