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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (292) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy orange with small beige head that clings to the glass. Nose is oranges, honey, grass and cognac with a metallic tang to it. Taste is sweet mandarin orange and an alcohol edge with some metallic bitterness in the long finish. Medium creamy body with medium soft carbonation. Quite a lot going on here, but I find the metallic taste a bit distracting.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Erasmus_ro (1289) - Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 Bottle. Pours a dark orange amber with a decent-sized, off-white head. Aroma hits you right off the pour with a load of caramel. Thereís a whiff of something hoppy, but not much. Taste follows along the lines of caramel, some fermented fruit and a bit of grain. Quite a hit of ethanol, perhaps a bit of sourness. Not much in the way of hops. Disappointing. Stiff and well carbonated.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilligoose (3226) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Bootled March/2013. offered via glouglouburp courtesy toss, for whatever that is worth. aroma of sticky raisins, melon, caramel syrup. seems more like a barley wine, bub! taste is green raisin sweetness cut by faded spruce/pine hop. raisined dough. touch too syrupy for my liking, but not bad. pleasant booze/resin left on the pallet. okay, but not really my thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1173) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours a hazy orangish bronze with a small off white foamy head. Aroma of grass, honey, pale malts, resin, orange and other fruity floral esters. Taste is grass, sweet orange, honey, caramel and a nice alcohol warmth throughout. Medium carbonation with a nice smooth bitterness throughout. Nice full body and flavor yet so easy to drink for a 9 percent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (8948) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Light orange pour with a white head. Flavor is fruity and malty up front followed by a light hop presence. Belgian style IPA in my opinion. A bit too much malt and the hops arenít fresh tasting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3011) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A little disappointed with this. Very resinous and sticky with heavy focus on sweet fruits. Quite boozy too. Not what I would have thought it would be. Possibly not fresh at all

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (207) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
Pours a pale orange with a very thin off white head. Aroma is floral hop and sweet malt with hints of citrus and metal. Flavour is alcohol, more hop, sweet crystal malts. The body is surprisingly barely medium, it makes this very drinkable in that respect. Usually a beer this big will be heavy on the pallet. But the flavour is a real letdown, it seems like there should be a bit more there, just not intense for an imperial. Finish is very balanced to slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChopperPY (53) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Superbe mariage entre un houblon fort présent et un malté caramel dans une bière orange transparente.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ysolem (35) - - AUG 28, 2013
Le chaman est en moi ... Une bière au goût délicieux de miel avec un houblon aux saveurs de fleurs ��

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jur (261) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle from LCBO, Toronto. Pours clear orangey-yellow, off-white head. Fades. Nose: honey, mild booziness, dried apricot and orange. Taste follows these scents. Very well balanced and pleasant carbonation. Some toffee stickiness and resinous finish. Quite drinkable for its 9% ABV.


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