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


on tap

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5399) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1595) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9412) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
reggiedunlop (3536) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1368) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 Hazy and orange colour. Very hoppy in a fruit loop sort of way. It also has a soft cereal note as well. Very hoppy flavour with pronounced fruit juice notes and a dry hopped bitterness. It has a alot of heat, light on the malts, not too heavy on the citrus hops but still a very tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rustyham (1813) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Color is deep cloudy orange. Aroma is thick caramel and sweet honey. Flavor is light but Mouthfeel is thick. Earthy holiness, mellow, but dry. Mouthfeel is thick and a little bit of a caustic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8949) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle - Strong floral and citrus hops, with a bit of liquor. Clear golden amber with a rich thick head. Taste is surprisingly sweet, almost sickeningly so. Hop taste is there but bitterness is actually masked by the caramel and malt sweetness. Rich on the palate, and of course as is normal for a Dieu du Ciel a yeasty/liquor taste in the finish. Too sweet for me, but a great way to get people into a floral IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear orangeish amber with a nice white head. Smells like hops and citrus. Tastes like toffee, malt, cereals and a hint of alcohol. Solid hoppy punch in the finish, notes of citrus. Medium, oily body. Top notch pale ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lefossoyeur (516) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
Amber with a fine white head. Mild grassy hop aromas with hints of brown sugar. Medium body, lots of caramel malts in there, sweet,hops is always second in this brew that finishes overly sweet for the style. A bit sticky, with hints of metal in the mouthfeel. I want more hops in there!!!

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