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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer style was created in the late 1990ís by some breweries on the west coast of the United States, and most notably by Rogue. Itís an extreme version of the American IPA. Itís 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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (11060) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2014
Ins Glas ergieŖt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit schŲner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv fruchtig malzig herb. Geschmack sehr hopfig bitter, fruchtig, klasse!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11042) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours burnt orange with white head. Good lacing. Nose/taste of caramel, pale and sweet malts with spicy hops. Taste also has some grapefruit rind. Slightly bitter. Full body. A bit boozy at times.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10834) - San Diego, California, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10594) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Mondial de la BiŤre 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy copper-orange beer with a decent head retention; a solid flowery and fruity hoppiness (peach/apricots); full-bodied, some sweetness and a robust bitterness; long hoppy flowery and fruity finish with notes of warming alcohol

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Light orange pour with a white head. Flavor is fruity and malty up front followed by a light hop presence. Belgian style IPA in my opinion. A bit too much malt and the hops arenít fresh tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Bottle...RBSG2005... Lightly hazy, deep amber ale with a large, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Floral, citrusy nose delivers plenty of grapefruit with lesser notes of wildflowers and caramel. The flavor has better balance than most IIPAs with plenty of caramel and sweetened black tea to temper the intense grapefruit, floral stems, peach and mandarin orange. Medium to full-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Finishes a touch alcoholic and dry. Excellent and different. Maybe an English style IIPA?

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle @ Mattís house, courtesy of pushkinwow. Well, this has been on a Fedex truck for over three weeks, so it may be fucked. Fairly hazy, orangish appearance with an off white head. Pretty dull, a bit boozy, rich malty, moderate caramel, light citrusy aroma. Fairly dull hoppy, toasty malty, light caramel, earthy, floral flavor. Too bad but itís fucked now.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
341mL bottle, pours a pretty clear copper orange with a small white head. Aroma is full of floral hops, a bit of grassy notes, backed by a generous portion of cracker / biscuity malt. Flavour is dominated by candied sugar, caramel malt sweetness, and finally some floral hops. Finishes semi-bitter and quite sweet, with some alcohol notes. Subpar for the style, and certainly for Dieu du Ciel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9685) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. A very good bitterness, a double pale. Well malted, just in case. Nice citrus flavour comes through just fine, there is a good mouthfeel. Foamy mouthfeel, carbonation and temperature just right.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
341mL thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours a hazy, deeper orange. Thick, yellow, rocky, creamy foam erupts with huge formation and infinite retention. Massive lacing. Infinite retention. Nose is cheese, dust, carbon paper. Taste is dense melons, sweet squash, white sugar, denser noble hops, lemon candies.


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