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


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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GRM (3738) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
Sample, at the Mondial de la bière 2006, savoured on June 2 2006; eye: hazy reddish brown, tiny compact beige head; nose: perfumy, citrusy (grapefruit), caramel, complex, alcohol is at the forefront but in an enjoyable way; mouth: average bitterness combined with grapefruit, soft caramel that supports the bitterness, hops, finale in a nice caramel, refreshing, lightly sweet, complex, full body, nice carbonation, foamy, enjoyable, full in the mouth FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bue au Mondial de la bière 2006, savourée le 2 juin 2006; oeil : brune rougeâtre voilée, petite mousse beige compacte; nez : parfum, citrique (pamplemousse), caramel, complexe, alcool est à l’avant-plan mais de façon agréable; bouche : amertume moyenne combinée avec du pamplemousse, caramel doux qui supporte l’amertume, houblon, finale de beau caramel, rafraîchissante, légèrement sucrée, complexe, corsée, belle carbonatation, mousseuse, agréable, pleine en bouche

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
Rich orange colour. Large sticky white head. Aroma is loaded with sweet orange peel and a bit of light fruitiness as well. Orange peel, mango and papaya as well as a tropical deliciousness. Very fresh hoppy character with a bit of light pine on the back. It’s not all that resinous or astringent but it is very, very hoppy. Loads of rich tropical fruit and a soft lingering bitterness. A delicious IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (2310) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012 Another outstanding effort from an always exciting brewery. Reminds me a lot of DFH 90, although maybe the hops are a tiny bit more muted than that one. Still, great hop-forward beer with a level of malt balance that makes this an outstanding beer. Bravo! Jul 2012 update: Pours orange with thin white head medium lacing. Not as sweet as I seemed notice last year, certainly not as much as dfh 90. Beauty balance on this one,ots of grapefruit with a light candy backing. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
Bouteille de 341ml et en fût au pub de mtl, robe rousse caramel, arôme de houblons , goût de houblons citronnés et caramélisés.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2014
Very good creamy head rich orange amber pour soft medium carbonation the aromas rich caramel toffee pine citrus floral very acute notes the flavours toffee caramel crisp richness pine resin medium bitter grapefruit papaya pineapple apricot floral sweetness hop freshness matching the rich malts warms the stomach the finish wonderful stuff all round hard to fault best tastes rich malts good hoppy flavours lasting bitter pine taste so good on the palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5153) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from Cool Wine Hobart 300115. Great looking beer and greet atom and flavour. All round this beer ticks all the boxes and leaves a long lingering aftertaste in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2007
[Snifter(s) @ the brewpub, 9%] Pours a dark copper color with the usual dense, standard DDC head. Surprisingly mellow citrus aroma, with some yeast and subtle fruits. Flavors are citrusy C-hops all the way. Comparable to many American-style IIPAs, Chaman has a more earthy, complex hop profile, with a warming alcohol finish. Overall, I really enjoyed this brew. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (5495) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle from mondial de la bière. A clear amber red beer with low head. Nose is hopy, resinous and honey like. Aroma is nutty(walnut) ! dry with almond and floral notes, wood notes, grassy, grapefruit, very complex ipa, coconut, bitter, quite uncommon ipa but full of flavor, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy copper-orange beer with a decent head retention; a solid flowery and fruity hoppiness (peach/apricots); full-bodied, some sweetness and a robust bitterness; long hoppy flowery and fruity finish with notes of warming alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
VincentL (287) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
AP :Brun orange légèrement brumeux avec une belle mousse pesistante. Odeur : fleurs de houblon et orange, les premières humectation étaient claire et franche mais ça se dissipe vite, surtout si elle est fraîche. Goût : Wow! Une amertume franche mais pas aussi puissante qu’on pourrait le craindre d’une double IPA. Un peu boisé et il y a du sucre qui balance le tout. L’Arrière goût initiale est très plaisant avec l’alcool qui enveloppe la bouche et les relents du houblon qui se font sentir. Ça se gâte un peu par la suite avec une âcreté un peu moins plaisante qui est tout ce qui reste de la bière après un certain temps. Mais hey, il y une solution facile pour y remédie; prendre un autre gorgée! Une de mes bières préférées. Une bière extrêmement goûteuse avec un bel équilibre de saveur où l’amertume est à l’avant plan. Thumb up!

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