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


on tap

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RATINGS: 252   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1008) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
Pours a thick deep gold/orange with a big slight off white lacing head. Even toasted malt and delicate very balanced herbal and toasted hop. Grainy, light and sweet. Is this actually a IIPA? Not really. Some gin and rind in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
clear golden orange, off white head. fruit cocktail and grapefruit aromawith toffee, soapy hops and orange. clean bright hop flavours and sweet candy-sh citrus. mild pithy and earthy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5765) - Montréal, 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2005
orangey-citrusey taste. servern in a tulip glass. alcohol noticible. head disappears quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3113) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
On Tap at Mondiale ’07. Nice golden/dark orange color. Aroma is lots of hops, and big citrus notes. flavour is very floral, and hoppy, the citrus really lingers, alcohol is very very well hidden, but the bittnerness is lacking very much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
9mo aged cask at the brewpub, DDC 9th anniversary Appearance: Hazy blonde with orange highlights. Aroma: Low aroma at first but as it warms there is some grassy hop and hay aromas. Flavour: With the hop flavour more subdued from aging, the grassy hop character and crystal malts become dominant. The bitterness is still good but no longer has the resinous bitterness of the fresher beers. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied smooth carbonation. Overall: Stands up to aging very well stlll pleasant beer but quite different than the fresher versions. More subdued in terms of hop flavours and aromas but it’s still bitter like a cranky old man!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2011
Odeur de pomme. Mousse généreuse. Un goût de fraicheur. Un peu acre en fin de bouche. Un bon goût de fort l’emporte à force de la boire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3171) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
Bouteille. Le liquide a une robe ambrée. La mousse est bien épaisse et solide. Une belle dentelle s’accroche au verre. Au nez, les parfums des houblons sont en fleurs avec des pointes terreuses et finement poivrées. Les céréales grillées s’affirment au fil des gorgées. Les flaveurs sont équilibrées entre les houblons amérisants et aromatiques et un sucré de malt qui s’affiche sous un aspect caramélisé. La sensation en bouche est ravissante: le corps est moyennent dense, la texture bien douce, le pétillement parfaitement maîtrisé. En finale, les notes amères sont longues, florales et poivrées.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
It pours a hazy amber color with some orange hue’s, it also has a 1 finger off white head that falls to a thin cap. The aroma is somewhat malty and some hints of citrus and I also pick up some alcohol. When it comes to the flavor, it is so unbalanced. It is all sweet upfront but not enough hops on the end to compliment the sweetness or hide the huge amount of alcohol. It has an abundance of carmel, wheat and I also get some faint grapefruit. It finishes with a little faint hops but still a cloying sweetness and a lingering burning sensation. I find this to be somewhat decent, it does fail short and some areas. DDC should return to the drawing board and up the amount of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2361) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2011
Pours a gorgeous tan amber with a thin white head and good lacing. Aroma is slightly floral, mostly earthy hops. Taste is slightly sweet, well malted with a good hop bitterness. But the balance seems to be off and it doesn’t come together that well. It’s a good beer but missing how the flavours blend together to be a great IIPA.

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