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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: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jur (301) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle at Beer Revolution. My first super hoppy DDC beer. Clear golden pour with a bubbly white foam, spotty lacing. Citrusy sweet, mild floral hops on the nose.. Mouthfeel crisp, mild alcohol warmth, low-medium carbonation. Taste is sweet orangey lemony notes with the spicy tang and hoppy bite lingers into the finish. Well balanced for 9%. Superb

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pepsican (1445) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2013
light amber pour with a nice sized off white head. Aroma of caramel and floral hop notes. Huge alcohol notes on this. Honestly, not much going on really and I expected more from a Dieu Du Ciel beer. Still, not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1783) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber colour. Nice, fresh grassy aroma. Tastes the same - grassy, citrusy with a sweet chewy boozy thing happening too. It's very well balanced the booze doesn't take over. Really enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpkinhead2 (348) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Bière orangée, bien voilée, effervescence faible, bon col blanc cassé, bien dense, bien mousseux, et qui se réduit tout doucement en laissant une riche dentelle sur les parois du verre. Arômes de pain légèrement grillé, miel et sucre d’orge, avec un houblon plutôt floral et salé, avec une légère touche plus résineuse. Ce n’est rien d’extraordinaire comme nez, complexité moyenne, intensité plutôt faible. En bouche, pétillement faible sur la langue, mais onctuosité intéressante, c’est un peu liquoreux, un peu huileux au palais. Au goût, entrée en bouche d’abord bien malté, léger miel, sucre d’orge, quelques fruits du verger (pêche, pomme, poire…), mais ça cède rapidement la place à houblon floral et légèrement salé et résineux. L’amertume est de modérée à forte, et un évident goût alcoolisé est également présent et persiste jusqu’en fin de bouche. Malgré sa finale amère et alcoolisée (trop alcoolisée selon moi, ça en devient un peu désagréable…), cette bière est dotée d’un équilibre intéressant. Une bonne bière, au-dessus de la moyenne!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle from La Mise en Bière, Lausanne
Beautiful hazy amber color with medium sized head. Nice note of malt and caramel, suggesting sweetness, a hint of cereals, and mild but quality hops. Good malt flavor, with a good body structure but a lean and drinkable mouthfeel; light toffee and caramel complete the profile; bold bitterness level, yet balanced by the moderate sweetness, carrying some fruits and resins from the hops.
Well balanced, easy to drink at this magnitude, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stef73 (213) - - JUN 28, 2013
de couleur oranger ambre avec mousse qui ne dure pas . on sens des des aromes de floral et beaucoup a part on en na plein le nez .en bouche c est gout omnipresent et beraucoup floral avec leger gout de malt bonne biere (rate 93)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (604) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours a nearly clear auburn with a small, half finger white head that fades. Big alcohol legs. Smells faintly of hops, fruits and alcohol. Almost like a Trappist beer with a bit of hops. Taste is of slight hops and a bit of spice. Well Balanced. Lower carbonation with a smooth texture. Interesting. A good beer worth a try!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thorongil2 (1239) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
(bottle) clear rich amber colour with a medium tall white head; aromas of stewed fruit,, lychees, sweet fruit; rich and balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish; uncommonly well balanced for the style

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hungarian_G (87) - - JUN 19, 2013
Herbal and citrus hops with some yeasty notes and fairly prominent alcohol. Slightly astringent and somewhat skunky finish. Ok, but not a favourite of mine... perhaps an off bottle?


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