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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 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.


davidnyc29's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidnyc29 (6) - - APR 25, 2013
Definitely an imp pale ale and not an IPA - just as they say. All the characteristics of a good pale, just ramped up.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Calisky (1754) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle from La Bièrrerie in Illkirch-graffenstaden. Couleur orangée trouble, forte mousse. Nez houblonné resineux et caramel blond cremeux. Gout résineux, raisin, amande, caramel cremeux puis bonne amertume agrume, voir florale, alcool (on dirait un suze leger en fin de bouche), le tout bien houblonné. Pas commune pour une ipa, bien complexe, mais ronde en bouche et buvable...un vrai plaisir.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (311) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Nose of peaches, grapes, a bit of caramel, pines and alcool. Sweet taste at first then you get the long alcool finish. Medium to light body. Light carbonation. A bit disapointed with this one. Nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eloimv (56) - - AUG 6, 2015
Bière difficile d'approche, peut être trop agressive, se laisse apprécier après une bonne demi-bouteille.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (750) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy pale orange pour with a white head. Aroma is a bit herbal with some tropical fruit. Flavour is herbal and grassy with some sweet tropical fruit. Decently balanced but an odd mixture of flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2374) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
Really great double ipa. Pours a light orange. Aromas of citrus rind and booze. Lots of God stuff going on in the mouth. Citrus, honey malts, booze. Really smooth. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2807) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
Beautiful orange body, white lasting head, nice lacing. Citrus, dried fruit, molasses, caramel aroma. Taste is rich sweet malty, a touch of hoppy bitterness, juicy citrus fruit. Coating mouthfeel. Pretty great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (477) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Pour is orangey gold with a teeny tiny white cap. Nose is surprisingly faint. I tried a year-old bottle of this, and then shortly thereafter a month-old bottle, and while it’s definitely better fresh, it’s still lacking some hop punch. Still, I get piney/floral hops, light citrus and soap, caramel and earth and bread and honey. This is a really nice, full, chewy caramel malt, lightly spicy and boozy, but balanced/masked with a bracing bitter pine finish. I wouldn’t call it dry but I wouldn’t call it....wet, either (giggity). I was kind of disappointed because I had such ludicrously high hopes for this beer, but it’s still damn good. Man I like adjectives.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Pours goldenamber with almost no head. Far less aroma than a typical imperial IPA. Slight aroma of bubblegum and citrus. Tastes warm, oily, far less alcoholic than it’s 9% abv would suggest, or than most imperial IPAs have. Tastes more like a hoppy dubbel than an imp IPA. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1160) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle Aroma-honey, flowers, fruits Appearanceamber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6772) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Keg at brewdog Aberdeen. Pours murky peach, nose is crystal malt , fruity, taste is similar, dry, sweet.


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