HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
blankboy (6081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Dieu du Ciel, Montrťal, QC. Pours a deep amber-orange with a small diminishing creamy off-white head. Mild aroma, so mild itís hard to decipher whatís there, thereís hops, citrus fruit and a hint of alcohol for sure. Nice flavour of slightly resiny hops -- refreshing. Medium bodied. Very good.
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich orange colour. Large sticky white head. Aroma is loaded with sweet orange peel and a bit of light fruitiness as well. Orange peel, mango and papaya as well as a tropical deliciousness. Very fresh hoppy character with a bit of light pine on the back. Itís not all that resinous or astringent but it is very, very hoppy. Loads of rich tropical fruit and a soft lingering bitterness. A delicious IIPA.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour with modest off white head. Aroma is loaded with citrus: lemon and grapefruit take power with clove and coriander taking up the spicy notes. Caramel malt is also evident. Lots of floral and resinous hop flavors finishing fruity, but with a high alpha acid content. Palate is medium to full with medium carbonation and a dry finish.
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at DDC. Dark orange, small white head. Aroma of strong alchol and some hops. Taste again is very strong, good mix of malt and hops, but there is a bit of homebrew twang in there to be honest. Good, but was expecting more.
Sammy (8679) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. A very good bitterness, a double pale. Well malted, just in case. Nice citrus flavour comes through just fine, there is a good mouthfeel. Foamy mouthfeel, carbonation and temperature just right.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Dieu du Ciel. Pours a reddish orange with a thin to medium tanned white head. Big grapefruit, citrus, and pine notes on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet, and with a hint of alcohol, and almost a note of bubblegum. Ends with a nice bitterness.
bedainedebiere (501) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 Very interesting beer, quite regular at the brewpub on Rue Laurier. A lot of spices and floral subtilites in the taste which is very malty and with a very strong bitterness. I also had a Sainte-Flanelle, another DIPA, a special brew, that was smoother although with the same ABV. This chaman is a very powerful one, with unsubtle subtilities exploding out everywhere. A very good beer. ADDED: Bottle, batch #84; a lot smoother, hoppiness much more discreet but very warming, especially in july... Kiss rocked! ADDED: New momentum 341ml bottle. Quite boozier, quite harsh; feels a little like a malt liquor with an aggressive dry and herbal hoppiness. Not much sweetness nor fruityness for the style. Well done but not a favorite to me. 7-5-8-4-16 before, down a little even if Iíll be buying some more for sure.
presario (4643) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My fiirst pint on tap at DDC! Dark hazy orange. Creamy lasting head. Strong citrus and orange slices aroma. Alcohol and mandarin!
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany pour with a nice head. Aroma is heavy with orange and hops. Flavor is very nice, with sweet citrus continued, floral notes, and a sticky palate. very nice brew.