fregolo2 (13) - - OCT 31, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - cloudy copper-amber beer under a long lasting beige foam; shows a strong flowery hoppiness with notes of wood and almonds; quite full-bodied; assertive; fairly bitter and slightly astringent; long flowery hoppy finish; quite dry and with lingering fruity tones too
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Bombastic hop-stinky lupulin juice nose. Wild and unabashed. Flavors hold it tight with the balance of green gold and malt sugar. Electric and enamoring. The strength of the base upholds a rich and delicate grapefruit, orange, spice and pine hop flourish. A fantastic drinkability lies beneath a quenching bitter turn. A very nice small IPA.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Dieu du Ciel. Offered as a session IPA. Pours gold, hazed with white head. Nose is earthy and woody, simcoe like. Some citrus and toast. On tasting, medium bodied and clean, medium bitterness and big woody hops. Great beer.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[4449-20120607] Tap. Woody orange stem hops aroma has a kick of smoked floral wood. Hazy, brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Muted citrus peel wooden hops flavour has a bitter wood aftertaste. Medium-full body. Quite a tasty bitter. (8/3+/8/4/17) 4.0
(@ Mondial, Montreal, QC)
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dieu du Ciel prior to our trip to the ice cider Mondial. Pours a clear pale amber with a thin white head. Toast, chewy malt, and big earth on the nose. Earthy and chewy with sweet malt notes. Hops, caramel, a touch of nutty malt. Long smooth earthy malt.
robinvboyer (2826) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fresh juicy hop aroma, very very green. Juicy body, light carb. Big citrus finish, but the bitterness is light and pleasant. A sessionable hop heads dream. If ou like big juicy green hops. Almost herbal hops.
sseb69 (1397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
En fût au Mondial de la Bière de Montréal 2012. Contrairement aux info de ce site, Dieu du Ciel l’a nommée American IPA et elle tire 6,8%. Couleur ambrée, brune. Arôme de caramel, herbes, houblon frais. En bouche, houblon, herbes, citrus, malt. Finale amère. Excellente.
Ernesto987 (3230) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at dieu du ciel, lightly malty, herbal and grassy hops, strong but soft bitterness, a fine above average ipa without going crazy
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Toasted malts and spicy hoppiness fuse from aroma to finish, as citrusy hints and wooden bitterness complete this well-sculpted Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam covers the clear copper.
-Aromatically-speaking, this is not necessarily reminiscent of an APA.
-Like in most DDC beers, the mouthfeel is as polished and cushy as can be. Definitely one of their strengths.
-Malts contribute as much as the hops flavor-wise.
-I was expecting more hop fruitiness because the board said ’American Pale Ale’.
On tap at the brewpub.