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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 235   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frankieboy (12) - ste-justine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
Avec la chaman, on apprend pourquoi le chanvre et le houblon sont de la même famille. En dégustant cette bière, vous aurez l’impression de prendre une pouffé de marijuana de la plus grande qualité sans les désagréments sur les poumons. Un goût épuré tout simplement géniale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GarnotingPete (740) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Superbe bière cuivrée, légèrement trouble, coiffée d’un élégant col taupe laissant une belle dentelle élastique au verre. De puissants arômes résineux aux accents légèrement lactés. Intense amertume avec une agréable pointe de sucre. Elle est ronde, costaude, et de texture huileuse. Elle laisse en bouche une fin très amère et aromatique.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LadySusan (716) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2006
This IPA has the good flavor of citrus plus a very sweet taste, its cloudy orange color is appealing. Another great beer from the best of Montreal.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
godofsky (264) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 on tap at DdC. deep orange colour with a huge off white head that leaves incredible lacing. lots of bubbles flying upwards. the hops are intense in the aroma. very floral, but citrus too. taste starts with sweet cereals and a bit of caramel, but quickly is taken over by the intense hops. very bitter. mouthfeel is full and mildly carbonated. this is summer’s answer to high ABV. another extremely well done beer by DdC.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ric_Olie (7) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012 does not count
A very good IIPA. It shows the herbal caracteristics of the hops. Very interesting to taste. The bitterness is rash, but not extreme because of the malt presence. Very well balanced!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear orangeish amber with a nice white head. Smells like hops and citrus. Tastes like toffee, malt, cereals and a hint of alcohol. Solid hoppy punch in the finish, notes of citrus. Medium, oily body. Top notch pale ale!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boobooi (28) - - APR 12, 2013
This IPA is intense, very hoppy. Starts off a little sweet and the goes into a very bitter end. I really enjoy this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
(bottle) clear rich amber colour with a medium tall white head; aromas of stewed fruit,, lychees, sweet fruit; rich and balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish; uncommonly well balanced for the style

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (18970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2004 Sampled cask conditioned at the brewpub.
Hazy golden. Intensely grapefruity. Sweet and very hoppy with lots of grapefruit and rich, soft mouthfeel, Very bitter finish. Interesting with a DIPA with a focus on mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3Vandoo (16) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
A dark ruby beer with a good beige head with medium retention. Smells of hops, flowers, very floral. her taste is very floral, hoppish, with a shy bitterness, actually it is like drinking some flower. A good mouthfeel but the floral part down points in term of drinkability.


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