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

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9191) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9057) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Poured the yeast end of the bottle, but I got a good whiff of leafy, grassy hops in the nose, reminding me of the Stone 5th with how much of an aged or oxidized quality exists. Bitter, dry and scorching wood once again, a common quality in DDC beer. A decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8987) - 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.
4525

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
[1420-20080530] Tap. Ginger spice cookie dough aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Yeasty plant material flavour seems like seaweed or flower notes. Medium body. Weird flavour, reminds me of something akin to rotting lettuce.
(@ Dieu du Ciel!; Montreal, QC)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8440) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
Sample courtesy of and shared with Worldbeertaste. Thin white head. Hazy golden pour. Nice bitterness. Very smooth. Lovely

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8148) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is a sweet citrus and floral hop note, some toasted malts. The flavor is smooth and tasty without being overly bitter or aggressive; dry, sweet fruity malts, light pine. Enjoyable, something herbal as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
34,1 cl bottle (9%) @ lusikka, bottled 05/2012
Aroma is sweet with exotic fruits, gooseberry bush and fruit sugar. Flavour is sweet with exotic fruits, some fruit sugar, caramel malt and hints of alcohol. Rather typical American‐style DIPA – and too sweet for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7460) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2012 on tap at brewpub. hazy copper with a nice beige head, little retention and lacing. nose is loads of caramel with medium to heavy citrusy-resinous hopping. taste is about the same, malt-depth, american hops, light strawberry hops, floral and citrusy, some roastiness, light smoke. medium body, average carbonation, long bittering grapefruit finish. not really my type, but objectively very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7305) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Draft with Andrew poured at the Festival, MA. Pours a clear, golden body with small white lacing. Aroma is fruity malts, grass, light floral character and some spice. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet, fruity hops, grass, sweet malt backbone and a nice bitter presence.


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