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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: 251   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
godofsky (265) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 on tap at DdC. deep orange colour with a huge off white head that leaves incredible lacing. lots of bubbles flying upwards. the hops are intense in the aroma. very floral, but citrus too. taste starts with sweet cereals and a bit of caramel, but quickly is taken over by the intense hops. very bitter. mouthfeel is full and mildly carbonated. this is summer’s answer to high ABV. another extremely well done beer by DdC.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is a sweet citrus and floral hop note, some toasted malts. The flavor is smooth and tasty without being overly bitter or aggressive; dry, sweet fruity malts, light pine. Enjoyable, something herbal as well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Nose is grassy and malty and a bit peppery. Lots of hops meet a rich malt base. Smooth, crisp a bit peppery with a pretty bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Clear amber with a medium white head and great lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, pine, caramel, toasted malt and sugar. Flavor is pine, resiny hops, citrus, floral hops, caramel and a bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zenwolf (268) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
Tap. Pours a deep amber with strong orange influence. Very nice sustained head with good retention. Floral hops and minor citrus in the nose. Complex light fruits / citrus in the taste with a fair amount of bitter. Very dry and somewhat boozy finish. An odd, but enjoyable version.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
09maso3 (72) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
on tap and brewpub. Orange/amber with small off white head. A lot of grapefruit in the aroma with some sweet and earthy malt undertones. Very complex hop flavor. lots of citrus with the addition of floral hops. Some sweetness in the flavour but it does not linger. dry finish. underated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2009
Tap @ DDC. Wow this is pretty powerful, minty, peppery aroma that carries great hop esters to the nose. Taste is very fresh, minty, piney with a medium bitter finish and some alcohol presence. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2651) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2009
Appearance: Ruby red with a solid small white head. Aroma: Nice hoppiness, malt, pineapple, grass with a good perfume property to it. Flavour: Hops. caramel, zingy pineapple and a coriander finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
Draught. At Dieu du Ciel during Mondial 2009 - day 1. Hazy ruby-amber pour with an average creamy off-white head, nice lace remnants. Aroma of oranges, wildflowers, quite pungent and spicy, middling alcohol, all backed with caramel malt. The taste seemed more like a dubbel - pungent spiciness, with orange zest and alcohol; a little sweet. Slick, somewhat astringent mouthfeel, soft carbonation, and the alcohol asserts itself by the bottom of the glass - nice and citrusy, but not a normal DiPA at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Draught at Dieu du Ciel, Montréal, QC. Pours a deep amber-orange with a small diminishing creamy off-white head. Mild aroma, so mild it’s hard to decipher what’s there, there’s hops, citrus fruit and a hint of alcohol for sure. Nice flavour of slightly resiny hops -- refreshing. Medium bodied. Very good.


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