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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 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
punkska101 (847) - 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.

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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GarnotingPete (771) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Superbe bière cuivrée, légèrement trouble, coiffée d’un élégant col taupe laissant une belle dentelle élastique au verre. De puissants arômes résineux aux accents légèrement lactés. Intense amertume avec une agréable pointe de sucre. Elle est ronde, costaude, et de texture huileuse. Elle laisse en bouche une fin très amère et aromatique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (733) - 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 (727) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2006
This IPA has the good flavor of citrus plus a very sweet taste, its cloudy orange color is appealing. Another great beer from the best of Montreal.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2007
[Snifter(s) @ the brewpub, 9%] Pours a dark copper color with the usual dense, standard DDC head. Surprisingly mellow citrus aroma, with some yeast and subtle fruits. Flavors are citrusy C-hops all the way. Comparable to many American-style IIPAs, Chaman has a more earthy, complex hop profile, with a warming alcohol finish. Overall, I really enjoyed this brew. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (679) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy amber-copper colour with a large white head that slowly settles and sticks all up the glass. Medium body and medium carbonation. Aroma is tropical fruits, oranges, you don’t feel the alcohol. Bitter finish. Very light/easy to drink for and Imperial IPA. Nice.


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