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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: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lanchester (183) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
In 341 ml bottle. Pours a deep copper/orange hue with an off-white, pillowy head; leaves some prominent rings of lacing around the glass. Pleasing aroma of light caramel malts intermingled with strong floral and citrus hop notes. Nice resinous hop profile dominates the flavor, though nicely muted by the malt all the way through the tasting. Quite dry in the finish with a lingering astringency and mild alcoholic heat. Great smooth mouth-feel, the soft carbonation really creates an easy drinking experience and allows the hops to come through as much as possible. Another resounding success from DDC.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Superbe bière cuivrée, légèrement trouble, coiffée d’un élégant col taupe laissant une belle dentelle élastique au verre. De puissants arômes résineux aux accents légèrement lactés. Intense amertume avec une agréable pointe de sucre. Elle est ronde, costaude, et de texture huileuse. Elle laisse en bouche une fin très amère et aromatique.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (947) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2011
On tap at the Mondial. Clear orange with amber hints and an eggshell head that leaves very little lace. Big resinous hops and caramel malt with a hint of chocolate. A little strange. Starts out with sweet caramel that moves into a resinous/floral hop middle and the caramel mingles back in for the finish. A little astringent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8418) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours burnt orange with white head. Good lacing. Nose/taste of caramel, pale and sweet malts with spicy hops. Taste also has some grapefruit rind. Slightly bitter. Full body. A bit boozy at times.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3162) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
Bouteille. Le liquide a une robe ambrée. La mousse est bien épaisse et solide. Une belle dentelle s’accroche au verre. Au nez, les parfums des houblons sont en fleurs avec des pointes terreuses et finement poivrées. Les céréales grillées s’affirment au fil des gorgées. Les flaveurs sont équilibrées entre les houblons amérisants et aromatiques et un sucré de malt qui s’affiche sous un aspect caramélisé. La sensation en bouche est ravissante: le corps est moyennent dense, la texture bien douce, le pétillement parfaitement maîtrisé. En finale, les notes amères sont longues, florales et poivrées.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2011
Odeur de pomme. Mousse généreuse. Un goût de fraicheur. Un peu acre en fin de bouche. Un bon goût de fort l’emporte à force de la boire.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2006) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2011
341ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha. Clear amber, almost no head, fresh hops, sugar, bit of floral highlights but light. Oddly sweet at the start, not as bitter as I expected, muted hop profile but nice and dry, buttery on the palate. Alcohol is very well hidden, overall a very well balanced DIPA but prefer that in an IPA versus a DIPA that I would like to overwhelm me with hops. Still might have to go back and buy some more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
atxx07 (8) - - JUN 2, 2011 does not count
Une très belle couleur ambrée un peu rouge et un petit collet digne d’une bonne IPA nous prépare au très bon goût de cette bière juste assez amère.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2047) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2011 Léger parfum de houblon à froid, on sent la levure, peut-être la California V de white labs, peu importe. Belle couleur orangée assez trouble. Bien balancé au goût avec l’arôme du houblon juste assez étouffé par le caractère de la levure qui fait ressortir le côté malté. Agréable, bien ronde mais sans trop d’artifice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1297) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012 Another outstanding effort from an always exciting brewery. Reminds me a lot of DFH 90, although maybe the hops are a tiny bit more muted than that one. Still, great hop-forward beer with a level of malt balance that makes this an outstanding beer. Bravo! Jul 2012 update: Pours orange with thin white head medium lacing. Not as sweet as I seemed notice last year, certainly not as much as dfh 90. Beauty balance on this one,ots of grapefruit with a light candy backing. Awesome beer.


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