jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber body, with a creamy white head. Nice hoppy aroma but it has trouble competing with the smoky pub. Pleasantly hoppy with a pleasant floral hoppy aftertaste, not nearly as much bitterness and hops as I hoped for from a double ipa. Alcohol is well concealed if its 8.5%! Nice beer, my numbers seem to rate it a little higher than my memory does. Hope to try it again.
Beerhunter111 (7169) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv fruchtig malzig herb. Geschmack sehr hopfig bitter, fruchtig, klasse!
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy copper bronze with a well lacing off-white head. Dry, grainy, lightly toasted and hoppy aroma. Body is lightly sweet and caramely with some sticky toffee and a good, but not very potent hoppy balance. Not quite as extreme as some American versions, but a very drinkable double pale ale.
rosenbergh (6687) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle. Bottled on 03/13. From saveur-biere.com.
Cloudy golden colour with an average sized foamy off-white head.
Very dark hops, caramel sweetness, berries, bitterness and malt in the aroma. The flavour is really nice. Darkish hops, mild bitterness, mild sweetness and malt. No hop or sweetness overdose. Balanced and enjoyable.
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub, visited June 23 2007 with a big group of friends (no fellow rateberrieans though). Slightly hazy orange amber with a foamy cream-coloured head displaying excellent retention and lace. Big aromas of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and resinous pine. Same flavours on the palate with a thin underlying malt structure and alcoholic warmth that isn’t harsh. Smooth and medium-to-full-bodied. Moderately bitter finish. I liked the regular IPA better.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Dieu du Ciel. Pours a reddish orange with a thin to medium tanned white head. Big grapefruit, citrus, and pine notes on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet, and with a hint of alcohol, and almost a note of bubblegum. Ends with a nice bitterness.
Radek Kliber (6401) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy amber, neat, fine crown. Soft , smooth ale , strong but silky hop accent , woody malt and well refined alcohol . Judging on aroma alone Brewmaster done solid job maturing this ale . Medium bodied , medium /fine carbonation . Bitter hops are very well blended with smooth alcohol. Very approachable beer despite its potency.
mcberko (6311) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
lusikka (6207) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle.
Pours an unclear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of gooseberry bush, nettle and some sweetness. Flavour of strong bready maltiness, gooseberries, strong hops, spruce and sweet caramel. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Finishes sweet, malty and bitter. Too sweet and malty for an DIPA.
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, RBSG 2005.
Body is hazy medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), moderately hoppy (apricot, resin, grapefruit).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Not a lot of oomph or pizazz to be found here, but it’s pleasant enough.