Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2011
341 ml bottle shared by jsprime. deep amber with an off white head. overly malty for an IIPA. drinks like an average american barley wine at this point. off the mark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
It pours a hazy amber color with some orange hue’s, it also has a 1 finger off white head that falls to a thin cap. The aroma is somewhat malty and some hints of citrus and I also pick up some alcohol. When it comes to the flavor, it is so unbalanced. It is all sweet upfront but not enough hops on the end to compliment the sweetness or hide the huge amount of alcohol. It has an abundance of carmel, wheat and I also get some faint grapefruit. It finishes with a little faint hops but still a cloying sweetness and a lingering burning sensation. I find this to be somewhat decent, it does fail short and some areas. DDC should return to the drawing board and up the amount of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some mild lacing. Aroma consists of citrus and earthy hops with some clear bitterness. Taste is also dominated by citrus and earthy hops with light resinous feel and some dry caramel malt notes as well. Body is slightly fuller then average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed with great drinkability factor though lacking some dry-hopping.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3300) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
341 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear copper with a large orange-tan meringue. Aroma: Thick, rich, brothy, citrus, pine, marmalade, a little floral, green and woodsy, caramel/brown sugar, some berries, peaches and dark dried fruits, a touch dusty, light bubble gum and tropical esters, more pine, more fruity malt, a touch soapy. Palate: Medium+ body, moderate-soft effervescence, pillowy and syrupy, really nice. Flav.: Lots of pine/resin, woodsy, estery, fruity, berries, raisins, dark dried fruits, eucalyptus, green, resinous, caramel, brown sugar, quite the complex blend of malt and hop notes; lightly sweet with good bitterness and a long caramel finish with some pine and resin and citrus peel.

A big, complex and competent IIPA. What else would you expect from DDC?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lanchester (189) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10850) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snoro (298) - 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.

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