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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: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.5
   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 (2062) - 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 (2273) - 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 (1399) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
341ml bottle from Peluso. Bottled May 2011.
Appearance : Light hazy amber with a medium foamy head. Nice lacing.
Aroma : Caramel and earthy hops. Resinous and a bit piny too. Great malt. Quite floral. Ligth alcohol.
Taste : Caramel with herbal and floral hops. A bit earthy. Finish very malty with light caramel and toffee. Rather earthy with moderate bitterness. Finish quite resinous and piny.
Overall : Different IPA as is doesn’t seem to use the usual hops variety that we normally see in american IPAs. The hops here are earthy, herbal and slightly floral. Malt is very nice both on nose and taste. Bitterness is sharp but not too intense. Caramel flavours are interesting and not overly done for my taste. An different IPA that is very well done.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
godofsky (274) - 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 (6251) - 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.


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