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


on tap


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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (1281) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Arômes de pamplemousse, orange, malt caramélisé, poivre, lime et alcool. En bouche, goût de pamplemousse, caramel, alcool, poivre concassé, orange, résine de pin. Finale bien amère, un peu terreuse, pointe de zeste d’orange. Texture moyenne. L’amertume colle au palais. Double ipa bien goûteuse, maltée, bien houblonnée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicocanta (87) - - MAY 12, 2015
Une bière caractérisée par une amertume très présente. Ca tombe bien j’aime. Malheureusement y manque un petit parfum supplémentaire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (654) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Un nez et une impression en bouche très ronds. Une bière que l’on sent tactilement être forte mais qui cache bien son alcool malgré tout Je trouve qu’il manque quelque chose dans cette bière, cela dit... Comme si elle était la "base" sur laquelle était en train d’être développée une excellente bière, mais dans laquelle on aurait finalement oublié d’ajouter certains ingrédients de la recette! Il manque de saveurs et, j’avoue, j’aurais apprécié plus de notes houblonnées.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningen 2015. Spännande och oväntad. Smak och doft av humle, aprikos, persika, mango, lavendel, marsipan, toner av gula russin. Oljig, torr, lagom söt, beska med smak av citrusskal. Välbalanserad, frisk och fruktig, riktigt gott!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbnz (103) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 11, 2015
Bottle @ Home in Berlin

Appearance: Cloudy orange hue, thin cream head
Aroma: Grapefruit, pine, earth, orange, toffee
Taste: Sweet malt, pine resin, earth, grapefruit, citrus
Palate: Nice and bitter, medium body, bit of alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3377) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier. En lite annorlunda DIPA som inte smiskar tungan med besk humle, itsället ganska blommig och med en sötma och lätt syrlighet som påminner om gula russin. Stor söt fruktig kropp och lite lätt tvålig p g a blommigheten men det stör inte. Riktigt gott.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
packers188 (56) - - FEB 15, 2015
Style: ipa Ibu: - Description: biere de couleur caramel, legere mousse avec beaucoup de bulle/ au nez legerement houblonner mais plus caramel/ bonne biere bien balancer entre amertume et caramel, manque un peu dhoublonnage

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (926) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-biere. Mörkt dimmigt kopparfärgad. Doft av smörkola och rostad malt. Lite smörkola i smaken men även lite syrlighet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5228) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from Cool Wine Hobart 300115. Great looking beer and greet atom and flavour. All round this beer ticks all the boxes and leaves a long lingering aftertaste in the mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (339) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle (dated May 2012) served around 10 degrees in a snifter: Pours a fairly dense and clear golden robe forming about a finger of white foam. It skrinks to a porous layer and leaves a fair amount of spotted lacing. The nose is agressive with citrus, pineapple, vanilla and honey and alcohol. I did get a grassy/floral element from the hops which balanced out the sweets but I had this brew in late June so it probably still had all of its properties. I did read other reviews where older bottles seemed to have faded most of their citrus elements so make sure you enjoy it fresh. The flavours are pretty sweet delivering notes of brown sugar, caramel and vanilla with much hoppy bitterness kicking it way back for a moderate finish. This brew feels somewhat dense and has good corpus and you do get a certain sharpness. The alcohol is present but not overwhelming which is always a nice feature when dealing with complex beers.

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