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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
VincentL (285) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
AP :Brun orange légèrement brumeux avec une belle mousse pesistante. Odeur : fleurs de houblon et orange, les premières humectation étaient claire et franche mais ça se dissipe vite, surtout si elle est fraîche. Goût : Wow! Une amertume franche mais pas aussi puissante qu’on pourrait le craindre d’une double IPA. Un peu boisé et il y a du sucre qui balance le tout. L’Arrière goût initiale est très plaisant avec l’alcool qui enveloppe la bouche et les relents du houblon qui se font sentir. Ça se gâte un peu par la suite avec une âcreté un peu moins plaisante qui est tout ce qui reste de la bière après un certain temps. Mais hey, il y une solution facile pour y remédie; prendre un autre gorgée! Une de mes bières préférées. Une bière extrêmement goûteuse avec un bel équilibre de saveur où l’amertume est à l’avant plan. Thumb up!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10164) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy copper-orange beer with a decent head retention; a solid flowery and fruity hoppiness (peach/apricots); full-bodied, some sweetness and a robust bitterness; long hoppy flowery and fruity finish with notes of warming alcohol

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (4416) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle from mondial de la bière. A clear amber red beer with low head. Nose is hopy, resinous and honey like. Aroma is nutty(walnut) ! dry with almond and floral notes, wood notes, grassy, grapefruit, very complex ipa, coconut, bitter, quite uncommon ipa but full of flavor, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1546) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle at The Only. Foggy orange color looks unfiltered. Smells pretty good, lots of flowery and citrus hops going on. These hops play into the taste, which is surprisingly rounded and fruity but not sticky. Finish builds a notable bitterness. Very easy drinking and not a ’stunt beer’ kind of DIPA. Liking this and will re-visit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5243) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2012 on tap at brewpub. hazy copper with a nice beige head, little retention and lacing. nose is loads of caramel with medium to heavy citrusy-resinous hopping. taste is about the same, malt-depth, american hops, light strawberry hops, floral and citrusy, some roastiness, light smoke. medium body, average carbonation, long bittering grapefruit finish. not really my type, but objectively very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18740) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with spicy grassy hints. Sweetish maty hoppy bitter grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grassy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2150) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
Poured out a slightly hazy medium amber beer with a big fluffy light tan head that is really messy. Smooth sweetness with caramel, nectarine, soft orange, woody notes, alcohol, very light pine and a bit of floral aromas as well. The taste is not that great - hard bitterness, dry caramel, alcohol breath, wood and hints of veggies I think without being a spoiled beer - not that crappy taste. More hard bitterness with background fruit. This is not a sweet beer what so ever. This is a powerful beer. lemony orange, and harsh. Not a great beer. It’s too dry and too hot and doesn’t have enough fruit. This is the third bottle I’ve had over the last 3 months or so and none have impressed. Hard bitter finish with a hint of fruit that vanishes quickly. Very disappointing from DDC for me. Sponge Bob just had a bunch of chum served to him out of a tube and now he’s having a slobbered on Chum-bob. This is how I will remember this unworthy beverage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1132) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
11.08.19 341 bottle from dep grand duc. A: Floral and citrusy, caramel App: deep copper color lasting white head. T/P: body is full with a moderate bitter finish. Pleasant creamy texture O: Nice dont’t get any warming from alcohol a bit too balanced for my taste it’s the first bottled batch and I’m willing to try next one to see the improvement there. A fine sip still.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1931) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
The pour is a bright coppery orange with a finger to two fingers of yellowish pillowy head. The aroma is sweet and honeyed with light caramel and toast with a medium resinous hop. Notes of grapefruit, light pine, lemon rind, slight tropical fruits. The middle is sweet and fruity with light caramel malts and sweet honey and grapefruit. The finish is hoppy, but well balanced with a mild resinous hop. Overall, complex and well balanced, but not too hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1625) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
Bouteille 341 ml. 8.5%. Couleur ambrée assez foncé. Arôme de houblon et malt caramel. En bouche, houblon frais, malt. Finale amère. Excellente.


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