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

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Keg at brewdog Aberdeen. Pours murky peach, nose is crystal malt , fruity, taste is similar, dry, sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10484) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10361) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear orange gold with small off white head. The aroma is floral and citrus. Medium mouth, caramel, candy sugar, light spice finish, very good.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2005
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2007
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 isnít harsh. Smooth and medium-to-full-bodied. Moderately bitter finish. I liked the regular IPA better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012 Palate healing through chewable hop medicine and alcohol heat...Orange seeds are planted and watered with silky caramel...A great conifer rises and points to the surrounding spirits...

A 1-year-old bottle (aged at the brewpub for on-site consumption) proved to be still quite hoppy in the nose, flavor and bitterness, but in a much more diplomatic way. Carbonation is more vivacious as well, straddling Belgian and American stylings. A creature which is evolving well, in part due to its rich maltiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9278) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
341 ml bottle.
Pours hazy orange color with a minimal head. Aroma of hops, fruits, some caramel, goose berry bush, nettle and mild malts. Flavor of pine, hops, caramel, grass, hay and toffee notes. Bitter palate. Decent.
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