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

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Hazy dark orange colored pour with a tall off-white head. Fairly fruity nose. Citrus and peach, some light tropical fruit, grass, and floral hops. Moderate caramel sweetness, some bread, and toasted malt. Flavor is mostly just sweet and malty. Minimal bitterness. Some grapefruit and peach fruit character, mild tropical sweetness, and a nice floral quality. Mild pine note on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fregolo2 (13) - - OCT 31, 2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9292) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
341 ml bottle.
Pours hazy orange color with a minimal head. Aroma of hops, fruits, some caramel, goose berry bush, nettle and mild malts. Flavor of pine, hops, caramel, grass, hay and toffee notes. Bitter palate. Decent.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7693) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
341 ml bottle.
Pours an unclear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of gooseberry bush, nettle and some sweetness. Flavour of strong bready maltiness, gooseberries, strong hops, spruce and sweet caramel. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Finishes sweet, malty and bitter. Too sweet and malty for an DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
34,1 cl bottle (9%) @ lusikka, bottled 05/2012
Aroma is sweet with exotic fruits, gooseberry bush and fruit sugar. Flavour is sweet with exotic fruits, some fruit sugar, caramel malt and hints of alcohol. Rather typical American‐style DIPA – and too sweet for me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6447) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
341ml bottle from a trade. Thanks pushkinwow!

Bottled 05/2012 - Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma of dark fruits, hints of gooseberries, biscuity malts, caramel and fruity hops. Taste is extremely malty with notes of biscuits, bread, caramel and hints of fruity hops. Finish is malty and biscuity with hints of caramel and fruity hops. Overly malty, quite unbalanced IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1995) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Bottle from Wvrst. Pours hazy amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of raisins and hops. Taste also has raisins and hops, with a distinct spiciness, and some alcohol. Balances sweetness and bitterness nicely. Nice full body with good carbonation. Another winner from DDC.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
341mL thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours a hazy, deeper orange. Thick, yellow, rocky, creamy foam erupts with huge formation and infinite retention. Massive lacing. Infinite retention. Nose is cheese, dust, carbon paper. Taste is dense melons, sweet squash, white sugar, denser noble hops, lemon candies.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours a clear amber colour with a slim head which sticks around. Aroma is fruity floral hops normal for western IPA. Flavour starts a little sweet caramel but is over taken by a big hop bitterness. Over all a bit off balanced by not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours a clear gold with a foamy white head. Aroma has tea and earthy hops...boozy. flavor is super sweet...some tea and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and resinous with a sweet tealike bitter and boozy finish.


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