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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This beer style was created in the late 1990’s by some breweries on the west coast of the United States, and most notably by Rogue. It’s an extreme version of the American IPA. It’s a beer with strong amber hues and dominating hop flavours and tastes. It is however well balanced through the presence of a combination of malts. This beer is usually dry hopped, a tradition that is adhered to by Dieu du Ciel!. The bouquet of the beer consists of floral hops. In the mouth, the bitterness is quite strong, without being extreme, and the alcohol makes its presence known, without being domineering. The aftertaste is dry and less syrupy than a barley wine. Thus, it is a very complex and bitter beer, but always well balanced.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Pour is clear orange with fluffy white head, aroma has notes of old aged hops with biscuit, caramel, toffee, hints of grass and pine but more orange notes, finishing fairly sweet. Taste is sweet malts, orange, some caramel, finishing fairly sweet, slight bitterness but not much. Nice, but its old.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle @ Matt’s house, courtesy of pushkinwow. Well, this has been on a Fedex truck for over three weeks, so it may be fucked. Fairly hazy, orangish appearance with an off white head. Pretty dull, a bit boozy, rich malty, moderate caramel, light citrusy aroma. Fairly dull hoppy, toasty malty, light caramel, earthy, floral flavor. Too bad but it’s fucked now.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ric_Olie (7) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012 does not count
A very good IIPA. It shows the herbal caracteristics of the hops. Very interesting to taste. The bitterness is rash, but not extreme because of the malt presence. Very well balanced!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
Très belle bière cuivrée coiffée d’une sublime mousse fine et persistante laissant une belle dentelle. Le lendemain lorsque je me sert une autre Chaman, aucune mousse n’est au rendez-vous. L’odeur est doucement houblonnée et fleurie et des herbes fraîches viennent s’ajouter aux senteurs. Un goût fidèle aux arômes ayant un pétillement civilisé en bouche et un arrière-goût composé d’une subtil amertume. L’alcool vient faire boiter l’ensemble, sinon l’équilibre serait à point. Embouteillée 05-12 Lot 0-4 (243-210512)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4491) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Fruity and wonderful. Not sure why not just a normal IPA. There is some apple-juiciness. Strong profile here. On tap at DDC.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerGolem (715) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle 341 ml. Aroma: floral, fruits (peaches), citrus, malt, caramel, and hops. Taste is bitter, but well balanced with the sweetness. A little spicy on the aftertaste. Creamy texture, well bodied beer. A very good one! Bouteille 341 ml. Arome: fleurs, fruits (pêches), agrumes, malt, caramel, houblon. Goût principalement amer, mais bien équilibré avec du sucré. Arrière-goût épicé. Texture crémeuse, ronde en bouche. Une excellente bière.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3103) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle 341 ml. This is a fresh one, bottle in the last few weeks. Pours amber with a small white head. Some lacing. Nose if of grapefruit, floral, and malt. Taste is also grapefruit and malt. Nice bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium to full body and a long lasting aftertaste. Another great beer from DDC. Refreshing, nice complexity and great balance. Well done!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2022) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle 341ml. Fresh (’bout 2 weeks) Pours crystal clear orange/golden, with ok beige head, diminishing. Some lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine (very hoppy), malt. Taste is of citrus, pine, malt, alchool. Nice bitter/sweet taste. Overall: Intense bitterness, but good balance from the malt. Long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle from Trackside liquors in Medicine Hat. Pours dark hazy orange with a one inch white head. Aromas of sweet candy, citrus, pine hops and resin. Taste is bitter sweet, some pine and citrus hops. Some grass and alcohol. Lingering bitterness. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4744) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle: Thanks to Pushkinwow: Mine said 9% alcohol. Medium vast off white (with a light yellow tint) head that disappears slow, on top of a hazy warm and darker orange colored beer. Smell hops, pine, resin, citrus, light honey, some sweets, roosvicee, rosehip, barleys and light sweet malts. Taste good hoppy and creamy with citrus, pine and yeasty tins. Well balanced. Medium bitter. Also hints of grass, pine apple, light peach, light dry. Tasty, balanced and not too much. Herb hoppy grassy light bitter aftertaste. Low to medium carbo, soft and light tingly mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. The alcohol is not noticeable, nice! Overall a good beer with nice balanced creamy body.


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