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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
[Brewed February 2005, sampled July 2005] An unclear amber beer with a small orange head. The aroma is very hoppy and grassy combined with notes of lemon. The flavor is sweet with lots of hops and alfa acids, but also some notes of wood. Nice for a five months old IIPA - I’d love to taste this fresh.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19336) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2004 Sampled cask conditioned at the brewpub.
Hazy golden. Intensely grapefruity. Sweet and very hoppy with lots of grapefruit and rich, soft mouthfeel, Very bitter finish. Interesting with a DIPA with a focus on mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16595) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with spicy grassy hints. Sweetish maty hoppy bitter grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grassy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14403) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
Bright amber colour. A little woodsy, with hints of crystal malt and a fair bit of alcohol. Strangely watery body...highly irregular for the style. Flavour has light notes of woody hop and a fair amount of toasty malt. Quite a bit of late alcohol heat. Underwhelming to say the least.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2005
(Bottle, RBSG05) Clear amber body topped by big beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, herbal, some grapefruit, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, some grapefruit, light caramel, dry finish. Medium-full body.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11327) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Draft at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Clear golden amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, grass. Taste is bitter fruit, nice malt backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10841) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Hazy dark orange colored pour with a tall off-white head. Fairly fruity nose. Citrus and peach, some light tropical fruit, grass, and floral hops. Moderate caramel sweetness, some bread, and toasted malt. Flavor is mostly just sweet and malty. Minimal bitterness. Some grapefruit and peach fruit character, mild tropical sweetness, and a nice floral quality. Mild pine note on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
Red copper ale with a thin off-white head. Sweet peary aroma with nice alcohol warmth. Good maple wood in a sweet malt cream, with notes of pears and alcool. Poire Williams. Rich and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Tap at Beer Revolution Craft Beer and Pizza Bar. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is Northern Brewer hops, cookie and honey malt, mango and pineapple fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting malt, fruity esters, and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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