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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6148) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Pour is clear orange with fluffy white head, aroma has notes of old aged hops with biscuit, caramel, toffee, hints of grass and pine but more orange notes, finishing fairly sweet. Taste is sweet malts, orange, some caramel, finishing fairly sweet, slight bitterness but not much. Nice, but its old.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6125) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2005 Cask-conditioned Clear amber appearance with red suggestions and a yellowish thin head. Aroma is very fresh, mostly from grassy herbal hops. A very "green" aroma with hints at salt and pepper. The mouthfeel is top notch, big and creamy medium body, ultra-smooth and convincing/appealing. Herbal grassy bitterness all the way with earthy peaks. Caramelic malt shines through in the middle while the finish is crisp and leaves a salty aftertaste. A very fresh tasting ale and better than the Rogue I2PA it was inspired from in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6108) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
Draught. At Dieu du Ciel during Mondial 2009 - day 1. Hazy ruby-amber pour with an average creamy off-white head, nice lace remnants. Aroma of oranges, wildflowers, quite pungent and spicy, middling alcohol, all backed with caramel malt. The taste seemed more like a dubbel - pungent spiciness, with orange zest and alcohol; a little sweet. Slick, somewhat astringent mouthfeel, soft carbonation, and the alcohol asserts itself by the bottom of the glass - nice and citrusy, but not a normal DiPA at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Draught at Dieu du Ciel, Montréal, QC. Pours a deep amber-orange with a small diminishing creamy off-white head. Mild aroma, so mild it’s hard to decipher what’s there, there’s hops, citrus fruit and a hint of alcohol for sure. Nice flavour of slightly resiny hops -- refreshing. Medium bodied. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 Partly cloudy copper body, thin white head, excellent lacing. Peppery and alcohol nose. Very hoppy but not very bitter. Pleasant warming alcohol feeling. Like many Imperial IPA the alcohol overpowers the hop finish. An solid take on the genre even if unoriginal. Very good but I think it could have been great given a bit more body and more bitter hops to counterbalance the alcohol. But I may be wrong, nobody’s perfect and it just so happens that I’m a nobody. Draft at brewpub.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5896) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
Bouteille de 660 ml vieillie 1 an dégustée lors du 7e anniversaire du Dieu du Ciel. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons et d’agrumes. Apparence: Couleur ambrée orangée. Large col mousseux. Aucune bulle. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons, d’agrumes et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Forte effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût d’houblon. (Rating #283)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5597) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2008
DDC out of someones glass outside the pub, that was really freaking awesome that i was drinking outside. Amber body with light floral hoppiness. Dry finish with some pine and bitter flower. Decent.


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