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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 1990ís by some breweries on the west coast of the United States, and most notably by Rogue. Itís an extreme version of the American IPA. Itís 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2906) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bedainedebiere (501) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2009
My fiirst pint on tap at DDC! Dark hazy orange. Creamy lasting head. Strong citrus and orange slices aroma. Alcohol and mandarin!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 29, 2008
On tap, at DDC brewpub. Appears clear orange with a medium-sized, white head, and served in a tulip glass. Aroma of intense floral hops, lemon citrus, and some pine. Flavor matched aroma, along with a juicy-sweet malt backing, with lent a touch of uniqueness to this brew. The overall result was a delicious, bold, hoppy beer that was truly delicious to drink. Dieu du Ciel succeeds again, in their always modest, yet highly innovative way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2008
DDC out of someones glass outside the pub, that was really freaking awesome that i was drinking outside. Amber body with light floral hoppiness. Dry finish with some pine and bitter flower. Decent.


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