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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: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1146) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Bottle from Wvrst. Pours hazy amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of raisins and hops. Taste also has raisins and hops, with a distinct spiciness, and some alcohol. Balances sweetness and bitterness nicely. Nice full body with good carbonation. Another winner from DDC.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fregolo2 (13) - - OCT 31, 2012

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2210) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
Clear copper pour with a frotht white head. Fruity hop aroma. Lovely fruit hop flavour. Malt with hint of spice. Very tasty, enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VDuquerroux (400) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle, 341mL. Home. Spectrum from orange to brown on the top. Clear sparkling beer with a small white-off head. Nice lacing. Fruity and floral aroma (red berries, blackcurrant), herbs, caramel, alcohol. Taste oscillate between bitterness and sweetness at a high frequency. "Swing taste". Body... in movement. Oily texture. Good carbonation. Bitter finish with alcohol note. Overvall, I loved this beer : a fruit-basket with a lot of energy !

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3798) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
Copper bodied and stable medium head. Sweet malts, cereal, hay, sweet malts and English yeast. Alcohol warmth, very well developed bitterness, beery (yeah...) and just generally super tasty. Hoppy taste, long bitter ending. Great beer! (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanfl (123) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden colour. Aroma of caramel, bread and fruits (peach?). Flavour is sweet malt and fruity. Creamy body. Nice finish with sime bitterness. Balanced beer, lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
remice2 (137) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
Belle mousse qui colle, attaque de mangue,fruits tropicaux résineux. beaucoup de pins avec une touche d’érable.bonne amertume ,le coté fruité s’imprègne bien a la sécheresse de cette bière, bien fruité,bien malté,bien sèche. très belle double ipa...(mais je trouve plus que c’est une impériale pale ale américaine , qu’une double ipa.. mais bon c’est moi)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3120) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
Flat orange body topped with a lasting off-white head. Strong and complex malty aroma with various hints of fruits (orange, grapefruit), flowers, and perfume. Taste is heavily hoppy, with some woody notes. Long and bitter finish that leaves a very pleasant warming effect. This is a superb winter beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Glass at DDC with tiggmtl in attendance...faintly cloudy dark amber with a small creamy topping and lasting snowy lace...peachy, flowery nose...fruity, alcoholic initial flavor profiles, schnapps in the middle without the syrupiness...late warming, peppery brandy...odd mouthfeel, light but not thin, full but not heavy, elegant odd and unique as are most of the master brewer’s creations.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
2005 RBSG Montreal Saturday. 2005 bottle at the brewpub. Hazy orange amber colour with a frothy and bubbly off-white head. Piny, citrus (grapefruit and lime), caramel, and light alcohol aroma. Caramel, bread and orange flavours with a pine, citrus, grapefruit, and limy bitter finish. Full bodied, lightly sticky, but still smooth.


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