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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: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (951) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Verre de 12 oz en fût, au Broue-Pub de Montréal. Arômes puissants de houblon résineux et de caramel. Robe orangée, belle mousse. Assez sirupeuse en bouche, le houblon résineux est très présent et crée une très belle amertume. Présence réchauffante d’alcool. Agréable à boire. Version 2005, vieillie trois ans lors du 10e anniversaire: L’amertume est complètement disparue mais le côté aromatique du houblon demeure présent. Est devenue un barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (942) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
11.08.19 341 bottle from dep grand duc. A: Floral and citrusy, caramel App: deep copper color lasting white head. T/P: body is full with a moderate bitter finish. Pleasant creamy texture O: Nice dont’t get any warming from alcohol a bit too balanced for my taste it’s the first bottled batch and I’m willing to try next one to see the improvement there. A fine sip still.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (925) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
341ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours clear orange color forming a medium bubbled and creamy white head. Medium to low retention forming lots of lingering lacings left in the glass S: Caramel malts. Flowery hops. Lots of pine, grassy and bit citrus hops. A bit fruity and spicy. A bit of alcohol in the very end T: Slightly sweet upfront. Caramel malts. Lots of flowery, pine and citrus hops. Good bitterness M: Heavy body. A bit molasses too. Medium carbonation. Hoppy bitter aftertaste which is mainly pine O: Good drinkability. Nice Canadian IIPA. It’s pretty much what I would expect from an IIPA produced in Belgium, for instance ;) [ BA Review @ 7/28/2013 ]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
on tap at DdC, poured a slightly cloudy amber color, with a thin layer of long lasting white head. aroma is flowery as hops invade your nose. flavor starts as a massive hop overload, but transitions very smoothly into a hint of malts before a huge bitter finish. this beer manages to pull that transition off superbly, and does it with a surprising amount of body, much more than other IIPA’s. yet another highly enjoyable DdC brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear golden orange with tiny dappled head. Aroma of resin, tangerine, wood varnish, floral, grass. Flavour is very similar with lots of candy sweetness. Medium bodied, way too sweet. Cloying and boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Nose is grassy and malty and a bit peppery. Lots of hops meet a rich malt base. Smooth, crisp a bit peppery with a pretty bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (805) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle: pours a cloudy darker orange with a frothy white head, nice hoppy and lightly citrus aroma, taste is hoppy, resin, bitter with a dry finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (803) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Deep gold, cloudy with white head. Aroma is juicy grapefruit, peaches and cream. Full bodied. Loads of citrus and big sweet malt character. Grapefruit citrus finish lingers. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (803) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Clear golden orange pour with small off white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, floral hops and orange. Taste of caramel, honey, toffee, orange peel, and a hop presence. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Very sweet which masks the bitter hop finish. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (787) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. Couleur orangée transclucide, mousse beige aérienne, légèrement huileuse. Arôme de houblon résineux, pamplemousse, malt, alcool. Goût de houblon résineux, caramel, alcool, longue amertume et sucre en fin de bouche. Carbonation faible, corps moyen. Un peu trop sucré pour moi.


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