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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1110) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle Aroma-honey, flowers, fruits Appearanceamber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
341ml bottle
9.0% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
April 13, 2013
The beer poured a hazed golden orange colour with absolutely no head, but effervescence created a small ring higging the glass. Aroma is weak spices, citrus, caramel and grains. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with mild carbonation. Flavour is piney, citrusy, and grainy. A good beer, but I was hoping for more

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1076) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 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 ]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1074) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1073) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Aroma is deep earthy hop notes with some hints of citrus and tanin. Taste is a very rich with a hop presence that arrives immediately. The mirky/earthy tones are dominant but the sweet roasty malt and caramel can be detected. Faint notes of belgian candy sugar and dark fruit. Slight tang and alcohol snap on finish. Appearance is a dark gold with a lace pearl head that retains fairly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diogène (1068) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Clear amber with a medium white head and great lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, pine, caramel, toasted malt and sugar. Flavor is pine, resiny hops, citrus, floral hops, caramel and a bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
Pours a thick deep gold/orange with a big slight off white lacing head. Even toasted malt and delicate very balanced herbal and toasted hop. Grainy, light and sweet. Is this actually a IIPA? Not really. Some gin and rind in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1017) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
Couleur du cuivre/miel avec un petit col blanc. L’arôme du caramel, fruits, et levure florale. Il est aussi un peu sucré avec un peu de l’alcool dans le nez. Le goût est d’abord un peu du malt sucré puis du houblon amer, pas d’agrumes. L’amertume n’accumule pas sur la langue, et c’est assez facile à boire pour une bière impériale de 9%, mais, comme d’habitude pour une bière comme ceci, c’est pas mal onctueux en bouche. Quand même, c’est un peu sec dans la finale. Très belle avec une excellente arôme. Le goût est bon, mais pas du même niveau.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cargo150 (1012) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 Liquide orangés opaque avec un beau col blanc. Nez d’agrumes et de résine. En bouche c’est complexe et excellent beaucoup de résine qui est suportté par les agrumes, un peu de caramel et un petit aspect métallique, corp moyen a élevé et une carbonation assez haute sur une grande amertume. Fidèle au style c’est délicieux!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
Single bottle purchased on 06/18/2011 from Trackside Liqour in Medicine Hat, AB. Colour: Caramel colour, with minimal head. Nose: Hoppy but between waves of sweet fruit (raspberry and cantaloupe). Some red liqourice and candied cherry. A sweet lover’s delight. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Quite sweet....again lots of fruit and some bubble gum. Bitter nut late. Might be a bit over the top.


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